Matthew 11:9

But what went you out to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
More than a prophet. John was a prophet, because he foretold the coming of Christ; and he was more than a prophet, because he saw him, which was a privilege that none of the ancient prophets enjoyed; and not only did he see him, but pointed him out, before he was acknowledged in that character. Again, he was more than a prophet, in as much as he was the precursor of the Messias, who even deigned to receive baptism at his hands. (Menochius)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
When therefore as well by the place, as by his garments, and by their concourse unto Him, He had delineated his character, He proceeds to bring in the prophet.

Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
John was more than a prophet because the other prophets only foretold Christ, while he was an eyewitness, indeed a great thing. And the others prophesied after their birth, while he, still in his mother’s womb, recognized Christ and leapt.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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