What the Bible Says About

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Was John the Baptist Elijah?


Yes.

For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. Matthew 11:13-14

But I say unto you, That Elias is come already.... then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. Matthew 17:12-13

But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him. Mark 9:13

No.

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias [Elijah]? And he saith, I am not. John 1:21

The Biblically Correct answer: John the Baptist was Elijah.

This is an easy one to resolve. Jesus said that John the Baptist was Elijah, so who cares what John the Baptist thought about it? He was whoever Jesus said he was.

In any set of contradictory verses, the Jesus card always wins.

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Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible: Behold, I will send Elijah the prophet (Matthew 11)