Mark 6: No direct acknowledgement of John's death from Jesus
- Jesus' disciples go on mission
- Herod Antipas hears about this, but has had (funny tense required) John killed, duration of imprisonment not entirely clear, but might not have exceeded a year, given the event of John's execution being Antipas' birthday "party". John's disciples have buried John.
- Jesus' disciples feed back on mission, and it's time for a break, retreat.
Luke: No direct acknowledgement of John's death from Jesus, but it is assumed.
- Ch. 1: John's birth and naming
- Ch. 3: John's ministry and imprisonment
- Ch. 7: John's messengers sent to Jesus (presumably from his prison cell)
- Ch. 9: Herod has already killed John, and wants to see Jesus. But like in Mark, Jesus simply debriefs his disciples and they try to retreat for a break.
- Chapters 11, 16 and 20 refer to John's work in the past tense.