Christ's Life Prior to his Ministry1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Birth of John the Baptist
Herod was king of Judea from around 40 B.C. to 1 B.C. It was during this time that a Jewish priest named Zacharias and his wife, Elizabeth, had a child. What made this birth special was the fact that both Zacharias and Elizabeth were very old. This child was Elizabeth's first.