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Q&A#150 The Typology of the Beheading of John the Baptist

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#150 The Typology of the Beheading of John the Baptist

September 16, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "Is there an ironic twist in Herod’s niece getting John the Baptist beheaded? An upside down protoevangelium?"

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