Was Jesus immersed at his baptism?


Mark 1:9 - 10

ESV - 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Since the Bible says that, after Jesus was baptized, He came up out of the water (indicating to me that he had been completely in the Jordan River) -- coupled with the fact that the purpose of the imagery of baptism is to symbolize death, burial, and resurrection or rebirth (as represented by the immersion and subsequent raising of the person being baptized) -- I would take that as an indication that Jesus' baptism would have involved immersion, rather than some alternate possible applications of the water, such as pouring or sprinkling.

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