Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Zachariah

  • Divine birth: birth of John the Baptist

    In the gospel according to St. Luke we read how the aging priest Zachariah was punished with dumbness for not believing that his elderly wife would bear him a son. He regained his speech after he wrote down the predestined name of the newborn child, John. There was in the days of Herod, a certain…