John’s Baptism
Baptism of John
Catholic Bible Dictionary
B. John the Baptist
B. John the BaptistJohn the Baptist preached a baptism for the forgiveness of sins, but he himself declared that his was not the final baptism: he anticipated the baptism of the Spirit that would be brought by Christ (Mark 1:8). John preached repentance and the forgiveness of sins in the tradition of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Baptism, John's
Baptism, John’swas not Christian baptism, nor was that which was practised by the disciples previous to our Lord’s crucifixion. Till then the New Testament economy did not exist. John’s baptism bound its subjects to repentance, and not to the faith of Christ. It was not administered in the name of the
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
2. John’s Baptism
2. John’s Baptism.—Alongside of the spoken word John set that great distinctive symbol of his ministry from which his title ‘the Baptist’ (ὁ Βαπτιστής) was derived. He came not only preaching but baptizing, or rather, so closely was the symbol interwoven with the word, he came ‘preaching the baptism
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Baptism, John’s
BAPTISM, JOHN’SHe went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Luke 3:3.And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance.” Acts
Key passages
Mt 3:4–17

Now John himself had his clothing made from camel’s hair and a belt made of leather around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan were going out to him, and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they …

Mk 1:5

And all the Judean region and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem went out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

Lk 3:3

And he went into all the surrounding region of the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,

Jn 3:23

Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and they were coming and were being baptized.

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