gospel tells that the priest Zechariah was married to a woman named
in Elizabeth. They grew old, but had no
children. While Zechariah burned incense in the Temple in Jerusalem, an angel appeared to
him and announced that he and Elizabeth would have a son who, in the
spirit of Elijah, would prepare people for the coming of the Lord.
The child name was to be called "John." Zechariah asked how this could be, and the
angel said that he would be unable to speak until the child was born.
After the birth of the child, Zechariah wrote down that the child
was named "John." He was able to speak again and gave praise
An angel told Zechariah that
he would have a son