In Egypt the early gnostic christians associate John the Baptist with the Chaldean Oannes who periodically appeared in the Persian Gulf as Odacon the Merman, his object to bring a new revelation to a new age.

In Egypt the early gnostic christians associate John the Baptist with the Chaldean Oannes who periodically appeared in the Persian Gulf as Odacon the Merman, his object to bring a new revelation to a new age.