Luke 1:80, "John grew up and became strong in spirit. And he lived in the wilderness until he began his public ministry to Israel."

Luke 3:2, "Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests. At this time a message from God came to John son of Zechariah, who was living in the wilderness."

I wonder why did John end up living in the wilderness and at what age did he move to the wilderness? Did his parents accompany him or was this a solo transition for himself?

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    I think these questions can not be answered from known sources. All we can offer is an opinion. Jan 19, 2016 at 22:15
  • It can be answered look at how many prophets ended up living in wilderness, Moses, Elijah, Jeremiah so parallel is there obviously
    – user8377
    Jan 31, 2016 at 15:39


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