John the Baptist went before our Lord in this character ( Mark 1:2 Mark 1:3 ). Christ so called ( Hebrews 6:20 ) as entering before his people into the holy place as their head and guide.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Forerunner". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .