Never really noticed many of the details before. Luke lists four different levels of governmental leadership to help accurately record the time of John's preaching.
A tax collector wondered what it meant to work the works for repentance. So, John told him very specifically.
John did not hold forth in an ideal spot for church growth or missional strategy. Yet the Spirit of God got his work done there in the wilderness.
Luke says very little about Jesus' baptism and a lot about his genealogy. . . all the way back to God! It does not include the rogues that Matthew's version does.