John the Baptist is clearly among the most remarkable people who have ever lived. He was Jesus’ forerunner, preparing the sinners to repent and receive their Messiah. John’s portrait of John the Baptist is quite different from that of the other three gospel writers. We don’t read about how he dressed or what he ate in the Gospel of John. We don’t find him calling folks to repentance or hear him explicitly declaring that “the kingdom of heaven is at hand” in John. These are all true things, but they’d already been......