The Pre-Christian Origins of Baptism - ReligionForBreakfast

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Baptism is one of the most well-known rituals in Christianity. But what are the origins of this ritual? Did John the Baptist invent it himself?

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Jonathan Klawans, "Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism," Oxford University Press, 2000

Brook W.R. Pearson, "Baptism and Initiation in the Cult of Isis and Sarapis," in "Baptism, the New Testament, and the Church: Historical and Contemporary Studies in Honour of R.E.O White."

Jodi Magness, "Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus," Eerdmans, 2011.

Shared on: 09 May 2018

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