In this class, we discuss one of the Bible's more intriguing personalities, John the Baptizer. Many have misconceptions about him, viewing him as some sort of wild man in the desert doing strange things, wearing strange clothing and eating strange things. But with a proper understanding of the culture and context, it all becomes clear. Along the way, we'll address such questions as to why did Luke say there were two high priests at the time, what does it mean to "prepare the way for the coming of the Lord," what examples of Remez do we find regarding John, and what was the significance of John's message.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live near Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.