It was during those days thatYochanan the Immerser arrived in the desert ofY'hudah and began proclaiming the message,
"Turn from your sins to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near!"
This is the man Yesha`yahu was talking about when he said, "The voice of someone crying out: `In the desert prepare the way of ADONAI! Make straight paths for him!'"
Yochanan wore clothes of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.
People went out to him from Yerushalayim, from all Y'hudah, and from the whole region around the Yarden.
Confessing their sins, they were immersed by him in the Yarden River.