The person who most influenced Jesus

A quote worth sharing:

Beyond having himself baptized, Jesus reportedly endorsed John’s ministry in his teaching. Indeed, if the Synoptics remember rightly, ‘no one engaged the attention of Jesus as throughly as did John the Baptist—no on from Israel’s past (for example, Abraham, Moses, David, or one of the prophets), no one from among the contemporaries of Jesus.’
— Dale C. Allison, Jr., Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010), 54, quoting Jürgen Becker, Jesus of Nazareth trans. James E. Crouch (New York: de Gruyter, 1998), 34.