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The core meaning of the word Baptism


Kirsten writes: 

I would like to know the core meaning or translation from the Greek: of the word Baptism. Or Baptismo? When refering to water, and the amount of water. Sprinkle? Dunk? Submerge? Dip? Bathe?

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Baptism (βάπτισμα), means full immersion into something (in this case water). The word is related with baptein (βάπτειν) which means painting: what is immersed, is changed by the immersion.Add a note!


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The New Testament

The Greek Word - Three Millennia of Greek Literature

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