217. Who was the greatest?


Solomon

I have given thee [Solomon] a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 1 Kings 3:12

Jesus

John the Baptist talking about Jesus:
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. Matthew 3:11
Jesus talking about himself (saying he is greater than Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist, and all the Hebrew prophets -- they, along with everyone who lived before him, were all a bunch of theives and robbers):
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Matthew 12:42

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Luke 11:31

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me. John 1:29-30

All that ever came before me [Jesus] are thieves and robbers. John 10:8

John the Baptist

Jesus said that John the Baptist was the greatest person who was ever “born of women.”
Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. Matthew 11:11

Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. Luke 7:28

Everyone in the kingdom of heaven.

John the Baptist was the best among people born of women, but everyone in the kingdom of heaven “is greater than he.” [Since Jesus was born of a woman (Galatians 4:4), John the Bapist if greater than Jesus. And everyone in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist and Jesus.]
Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Matthew 11:11

Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. Luke 7:28



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