Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Jeremiah 1:1; Luke 2:15-17; Luke 2:80; Luke 1:68-79; John 1:23; John 1:19-22; Matthew 14:5; Matthew 21:24-26; Zechariah 13:4; Matthew 11:24; John 10:40-41; Matthew 3:2; 1 Chronicles 28:5; 1 Chronicles 29:23; 2 Chronicles 9:8; 2 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Chronicles 7 :14; Amos 9:11; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:25; Jeremiah 33:15; Zechariah 3:8; Genesis 49:8; Amos 9:11-15; 2 Samuel 7:8-17; Hosea 3:5; Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Ezekiel 37:24; Exodus 15:18; 1 Samuel 12:12; Isaiah 24:23; Psalm 145:11; Psalm 146:10; Isaiah 33:22; Zechariah 3:15; Zechariah 14:16; Obadiah 1:21;


As already indicated, in dealing with the question of the relationship between Jesus and John it is easily possible to overlook what is at least an equally important area, the content of the Baptist's message. In addition, an emphasis upon the environmental factors tends to lead to a generalization regarding the similarity of one movement to another without making sufficient allowance for original elements or for elements whose origin may not be in the contemporary scene but rather in a previous era. It is this content of the Baptist's message which has often been dealt with piecemeal in journal articles and in commentaries. For that reason it seemed advisable to consider the work and message of the Baptist from the point of view of discovering its Old Testament roots and drawing together the relevant material which had been written regarding it. It is the purpose of this thesis to consider the life and message of this one who has been called "the clasp between the Testaments," and so attempt to rediscover the relevance of his message for the world of today.

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