Gnostic John the Baptizer

George Robert Stowe Mead

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Gnostic John the Baptizer is a book by English writer George Robert Stow Mead, first published in 1924. John the Baptist was a Roman-born Judaean mission preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD, and who is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Baháʼí Faith, the Druze Faith, and Mandaeism, the latter in which he is considered to be the final and most vital prophet. Subtitled 'Selections from the Mandaean John-Book', this work contains the following chapters: John the Baptist and Christian Origins; From the John-Book of the Mandaeans (Introduction, The Gnostic John the Baptizer, The Story of the Breach with Judaism, Some Typical Extracts); The Slavonic Josepus' Account of the Baptist and Jesus; and, The Fourth Gospel Proem.

This book has 49,934 words, 78 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1924.

Production notes: This ebook of Gnostic John the Baptizer was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 6th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'St John the Baptist in the Desert' by Titian.

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