Saint John the Baptist (مار يوحنا) sits outside the historic center nestled between houses going up from Midane towards the Chaghour. Built in the local architectural tradition during the First World War, between 1914 and 1917, it was recently restored. Consecrated in the Greek Catholic (Melkite) rite, it is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. John, who is mentioned by the Roman Jewish historian Josephus, is in the Christian tradition the forerunner of Christ. He brought the good news of the coming of the Savior and baptized Him in the Jordan river. He is the son of Zachariah and Elizabeth, a cousin to Mary, the mother of Jesus.