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Saint John's Fountain

Saint John the Baptist
c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD
itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan."
Bert Gerresheim

Kevelaer /  Johannesbrunnen   Kevelaer /  Johannesbrunnen


Statue of Saint John the Bapist pointing with his right hand to the Basilica, and holding in his left and a book with the text parare vias eius ("Prepare the way for him" after Luke 1, 76, Zacharias address his son John: "And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him").

Kevelaer - Johannesbrunnen

The statue is on top of two 'blocks' in a fountain. The upper block has on it the left side a sculpture of the Lamb of God and on the back and right sides respectively one and two locusts.
Kevelaer - Johannesbrunnen
The Lamb of God, with the Dutch text "ZIE, HET LAM GODS" (See the Lamb of God)
Kevelaer - Johannesbrunnen
Two locusts with the Greek and German text "μετανοείτε DAS REICH GOTTES IST NAHE" ( Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; Matthew 4:17).


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Locatie (N 51°35'3" - E 6°14'42") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: denw766; Photograph: 15 June 2019
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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