Definition of John the Baptist, St in English:

John the Baptist, St

proper noun

  • Jewish preacher and prophet, a contemporary of Jesus. In c.27 ad he preached and baptized on the banks of the River Jordan. Among those whom he baptized was Christ. He was beheaded by Herod Antipas after denouncing the latter's marriage to Herodias, the wife of Herod's brother Philip (Matt. 14:1–12). Feast day, 24 June.