Re: Mark 7:4

From: Wayne Leman (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 14:42:37 EDT

Harold responded:

>Dear Wayne,
> It is interesting that you would translate BAPTIZW as referring to the
>"washing" of anything, because I have long felt that this aspect of the
>baptismal ceremony is often overlooked. We concentrate on the
>identification with Jesus' death and resurrection, but the original
>ceremony clearly implied a washing. And the church ordinance ought to
>preserve this idea. See Acts 22:16:

I fully agree, Harold. I haven't understood this aspect of baptism for very
long (even tho there are so many clues to it in scripture), so I'm glad for
this discussion which is helping me.


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