From Faith Futures
Other Crossan Inventory items related to John the Baptist include:
- 051 Into the Desert: (1) Gos. Thom. 78; (2) 2Q: Luke 7:24-27 = Matt 11:7-10; (3) Mark 1: 2-3 = Matt 3:3 = Luke 3:4-6 =(?) John 1:19-23.
- 058 John Baptizes Jesus: (1) Gos. Heb. 2; (2a) Mark 1:9-11 = Matt 3:13-17 = Luke 3:21-22; (2b) Gos. Naz. 2; (2c) Gos. Eb. 4; (2d) John 1:32-34; (2e) Ign. Smyrn. 1:1c; (3) Ign. Eph. 18:2d.
- 073 Who is Jesus: (1) Gos. Thom. 13; (2a) Mark 8:27-30 = Matt 16:13-20 = Luke 9:18-21; (2b) Gos. Naz. 14; (2c) John 6:67-69.
- 085 Greater than John: (1) Gos. Thom. 46; (2) 2Q: Luke 7:28 = Matt 11:11.
- 115 Johns Message: (1a) 2Q: Luke 3:15-18= Matt 3:11-12; (1b) Acts 13:24-25; (1c) John 1:24-31; (2) Mark 1:7-8.
- 137 Johns Warning: (1) 2Q: Luke 3:7-9a = Matt 3:7-10b.
- 138 Tree Cut Down: (1a) 2Q: Luke 3:9b = Matt 3:10b, (1b) Matt 7:19.
- 143 Reply to John: (1) 2Q: Luke 7:18-23 = Matt 11:2-6.
- 197 Herod beheads John: (1) Mark 6: 17-29 = Matt 14:3-12a =(!) Luke 3:19-20, (2) Ap. Jas. 6:1-4.
- 213 John the Baptist: (1a) Mark 1:4-6 = Matt 3:1,4-6 = Luke 3:1-3, (1b) Gos. Eb. 2-3a.
- 261 By What Authority?: (1) Mark 11:27-33 = Matt 21:23-27 = Luke 20:1-8.
- 431 Conception of John: (1) Luke 1:5-25.
- 432 Birth of John: (1) Luke 1:57-80.
- 434 Johns Ethic: (1) Luke 3:10-14.
- 487 Jesus Baptizing: (1) John 3:22-36.
- 488 In the Beginning: (1) John 1:1-18.
Now, some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod’s army came from God, and that very justly, as a punishment of what he did against John, that was called the Baptist; (220.127.116.11) for Herod slew him, who was a good man, and commanded the Jews to exercise virtue, both as to righteousness towards one another, and piety towards God, and so to come to baptism; for that the washing [with water] would be acceptable to him, if they made use of it, not in order to the putting away [or the remission] of some sins [only], but for the purification of the body; supposing still that the soul was thoroughly purified beforehand by righteousness. (18.104.22.168) Now, when [many] others came in crowds about him, for they were greatly moved [or pleased] by hearing his words, Herod, who feared lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion (for they seemed ready to do anything he should advise), thought it best, by putting him to death, to prevent any mischief he might cause, and not bring himself into difficulties, by sparing a man who might make him repent of it when it should be too late. (22.214.171.124) Accordingly he was sent a prisoner, out of Herod’s suspicious temper, to Macherus, the castle I before mentioned, and was there put to death. Now the Jews had an opinion that the destruction of this army was sent as a punishment upon Herod, and a mark of God’s displeasure against him. (Antiquities 18:116–119)