In this video, Dr. Pitre looks at John the Baptist’s statement in John 1: “I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” How did John the Baptist not know Jesus if they were cousins and Mary and Elizabeth knew each other?

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