What did John the Baptist do in prison?

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What did John the Baptist do in prison?

Post by Giuseppe »

Nothing is said about what John the Baptist did in prison.

Marcion says us what he did:

When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’”

(Luke 7:20)

Marcion meant that John didn't recognize Jesus as his Jewish Messiah.

Also John of Patmos was in prison when he wrote the Book of Revelation. And surely the Jesus of Revelation was not a marcionite Jesus.

Both Luke/Matthew/Marcion and the Book of Revelation assume that a John worked as prophet in a prison: are these two Johns one and the same?
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