In this book more than 50 paintings from famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Correggio, in which they showed that John the Baptist was Jesus!

This webpage contains another 50 paintings, not included in the book, with John=Jesus symbolism.

See and judge for yourself!

The John-is-Jesus-code

Traditionally, John is depicted as an ascetic with a robe of camel hair, pointing with his finger to Jesus.
Often he carries a banner with the words Ecce Agnus Dei, which means “See the Lamb of God”;
the words which John uttered when Jesus approached him to be baptized by him (John 1:29).

The artists who incorporated the John-is-Jesus-message in their paintings
made use of the following devices and alterations to traditional iconography:

  • John and Jesus look nearly identical.
  • John carries the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner (“See the Lamb of God”) but points to himself instead of to Jesus, as if to say: I am the Lamb of God.
  • John carries a wooden cross, the attribute of Jesus (without the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner).
  • Jesus points to John instead of the other way around, or they point at each other.
  • John, Jesus and/or one of the others on the painting display with their hands the 2 = 1 code: someone on the painting raises two fingers and (someone else) one finger. In other words: the two persons are in reality one.
  • The others on the painting look at John instead of (the infant) Jesus. Anachronism is customary in paintings of this era: for example, John is depicted as a grown man and Jesus as child.
  • John is displayed in a fashion (clothing, attributes, etc.) that gives him the appearance of Jesus.
  • The dove of the Holy Spirit hovers over John instead of Jesus at the baptism, or is positioned between them.
  • John, instead of Jesus, is placed in the foreground.

Andrea Previtali, ca. 1525

John carries the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner (‘See the Lamb of God’) and points at himself, instead of Jesus. Mary communicates with two fingers pressed together: Jesus and John are the same person.

Giambattista Cima da Conegliano, 1517

Jesus looks at John and shows 2 vingers: they are the same person.

Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri), 17thcentury

John points at Jesus and at himself. He holds a wooden cross (without a banner).

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari), 1550-1560

John and Jesus look alike. John points with his left hand at the tree behind him. A tree is a classic symbol of the kundalini process.

Pinturicchio (Bernardino di Betto di Baggio), 15thcentury

John and Jesus hold the cross together. Mary and Jesus look at John’s direction, which makes him the central focus of the painting. The banner is attached to the staff like a (kundalini-) serpent. The pomegranate is a kundalini symbool.

Simone Cantarini, 17th century

John points at Jesus and at himself.

Filippino Lippi, 1503

John and Jesus point at each other. Mary and Jesus look at John, which makes John the central focus of the painting.

Rusconi Benedetto (Benedetto Diana Venezia), rond 1500

Jesus and John look exactly the same.

Zaganelli Francesco, 1514

The dove of the holy Spirit hovers over John instead of Jesus.

Giovanni d’Agnolo di Balduccio, 14th century

John points with 2 fingers at Jesus and with 1 finger at the banner (the 2=1-code): Jesus and he are one person!

Francesco Bacchiacca, ca. 1530

John holds a wooden cross (without a banner). All look at John, which makes him the central focus of the painting.

Andrea Solario, 1498

John points at the wooden cross in his hand. The cross is an attribute of Jesus.

Alejandro de Loarte (attr.), 17 th century

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John points to himself.

Ercole de’ Roberti, ca. 1480

John look at a standard with the crucified Jesus on it: this is about him!

Giovanni Francesco Gessi, 17th century

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John look at the banner: he is the Lamb of God!

Jacopo Pontormo, 1527

John holds the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner and points to himself. Jesus tells us by holding up 2 vingers: John and he are one!

Titiaan (Tiziano Vecelli), 1565

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John holds it in front of himself: he is the Lamb of God!

Andrea Lilli, 17th century

John points at Jesus.
His posture communicates to us: this is me!

Benedetto da Rovezzano, 16th century

John holds the cup of the baptism and points at himself: I was the one who received the baptism by the Holy Spirit, I am the Christ!

Andrea Mantegna, 1506

With his hands stretched out to John, Jesus holds 2 fingers together: they are one! The lemons behind John are a symbol of the pineal gland. The palm tree behind Jesus is a symbol of kundalini awakening.

Venetian School, 17th century

John holds the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner.
He points to himself.

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 1740

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John is the Lamb of God.

Spanish School, follower of José de Ribera, 17th century

The intimate embrace with which John holds the lamb communicates to us: he is the Lamb of God.

Paolo Veronese, ca. 1560

John holds a wooden cross. His posture communicates to us:
he is the Lamb of God!

Bernhard Strigel, 15th century

John points at the lamb: he is the Lamb of God. His hairdo refers to the lamb.

Follower of Agnolo Bronzino, 1540-1560

John and Jesus both hold the wooden cross. Mary and Jesus look at John, which makes John the central focus of the painting.

Martino Piazza, ca. 1515

Jesus and John look exactly the same.

Stained glass, artist unknown

John holds the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner and points to himself.

Simone Cantarini, 17th century

John holds the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner without pointing at Jesus or at the lamb.

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1660-1665

John points at the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner and at himself: he is the Lamb of God!

Stained glass, artist unknown

John points at the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner: he is the Lamb of God!

Neapolitan School, 17th century

The intimate embrace with which John holds the lamb communicates to us: he is the Lamb of God.

Juan de Juanes, 1550-1570

John and Jesus hold the cross together.
John points at himself.

Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri), ca.1490-1542

John has the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner. Mary and Jesus look at him. The evangelist John holds a cup with an ascending serpent next to him: a reference to the process of kundalini awakening that made John into the Christ.

Livio Agresti (attr.), 16th century

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner spirals around John’s staff like a (kundalini-) serpent. The meaning of the 2 fingers he holds up, is: I have made the two energy currents into one (the kundalini process).

Andrea del Sarto, 1528-29

John and Jesus both hold the ‘Salvator Mundi’-globe.

Carlo Crivelli, 1476

John holds a red staff, a reference to the kundalini energy. He points at the banner: he is the Lamb of God. The cloth around his waist also refers to a process of kundalini awakening, with the loop symbolizing the pineal gland. The goldfinch is an attribute of Jesus in Christian art.

Frans Floris, circa 1550

John and Jesus have one face.

Church of St Cyprian’s in Marylebone, Engeland, ca. 1866

John points at the wooden cross in his hand. The cross is an attribute of Jesus. A symbol of the pineal gland is positioned on the wall, next to John and the cross.

Domenico Puligo, 16th century

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John points to himself with 2 fingers: he is John and Jesus!

Ippolito Scarsella (Lo Scarsellino), 17th century

John holds a wooden cross (without a banner). The cross is an attribute of Jesus.

Nardo di Cione, ca. 1350

John holds a wooden cross. The cross is an attribute of Jesus.

Nicolas Régnier, 17thcentury

John holds a wooden cross. The cross is an attribute of Jesus.

Pinturicchio (Bernardino di Betto di Baggio), ca 1486

John holds the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner without pointing at Jesus. Mary and Jesus look at John’s direction, which makes him the central focus of the painting.

Adam Elsheimer, ca. 1605

John and the lamb have the same posture: he is the Lamb!

Titiaan (Tiziano Vecelli), 1555

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John points at himself: he is the Lamb of God!

Sandro Botticelli, ca. 1485

John holds a wooden cross (without a banner). The cross is an attribute of Jesus.

Il Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), 1645

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John looks at it: he is the Lamb of God!

Cristofano Allori, 17th century

John points at the wooden cross: it was he who was crucified!

Girolamo da Santacroce, 1525-1530

The Ecce Agnus Dei-banner is detached from the wooden cross. John points to himself: he is the Lamb of God!

Francesco del Cossa, 1473

John holds a standard with a lamb at the top: he is the Lamb of God. The salamander at the bottom of the standard, a symbol from the tradition of alchemy, refers to the ‘kundalini serpent’. The red ribbon connected to the standard symbolizes the process of kundalini awakening, as do the pillar, and the string of red coral beads, behind him.