356. Was John the Baptist Elijah?


Yes.

Jesus said the John that Baptist was Elijah (Elias).
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. Matthew 11:13-14

But I say unto you, That Elias is come already.... then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. Matthew 17:12-13

But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him. Mark 9:13

No.

John that Baptist said that he was not Elijah.
this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? ... And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias [Elijah]? And he saith, I am not. John 1:19-21