"Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, 'John has been raised from the dead'; some were saying, 'Elijah has appeared'; still others, 'One of the ancient prophets has arisen.' But Herod said, 'John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?' And he kept trying to see him. "
-Luke 9: 7-9