From our NEWEST Charm Collection.....
A delicate crystal bead chain with a Sterling silverplated French Saint John the baptist medal. The piece was cast from the original French piece from the Art Deco period, this lovely reproduction is hand crafted.
The reverse features the Lamb of God, Agnus Dei and a Chalice with host.
Necklace is 18"L , charm is just over .75" in diamater.
(Can be ordered any length)
Also available in Bronze. Please note your choice when ordering , if no choice is make we will send one at lour discretion.
Saint John the Baptist History
John the Baptist known as the Prophet Yahya in the Quran), also known as John the Baptizer, was a Jewish itinerant preacher in the early first century AD. John is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. He is called a prophet by all of these traditions, and is honoured as a saint in many Christian traditions.
John used baptism as the central symbol or sacrament of his messianic movement. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus. Some scholars believe Jesus was a follower or disciple of John. This idea is strongly controverted, however, by John the Baptist's own words in scripture, although several New Testament accounts report that some of Jesus' early followers had previously been followers of John. John the Baptist is also mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus. Some scholars maintain that John was influenced by the semi-ascetic Essenes, who expected an apocalypse and practiced rituals corresponding strongly with baptism, although no direct evidence substantiates this.
According to the New Testament, John anticipated a messianic figure greater than himself. Christians commonly refer to John as the precursor or forerunner of Jesus, since John announces Jesus' coming. John is also identified with the prophet Elijah.