- About the Contradictions
- As listed in the SAB Book
- By Topic
- A short List
- In the Quran
- In the Book of Mormon
362. Did Herod think Jesus was John the Baptist?
Herod thought that Jesus was John the Baptist reincarnated.
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead;
and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. Matthew 14:1-2
But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
People were saying that Jesus was John the Baptist who had risen from the dead, or Elijah (Elias), or
one of the other prophets. But Herod didn't believe Jesus was John the Baptist, saying, "John I have
beheaded: but who is this?"
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him [Jesus]: and he was perplexed, because that
it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired
to see him. Luke 9:9
- Contradictions about ...
- How others viewed Jesus
- John the Baptist
- Christian Responses
- Contradicting Bible Contradictions
- Christ Created
- Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible