Judaic Baptism The Meaning of Baptizo in Jewish and Patristic Writers   -     By: James W. Dale
Buy Item $17.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 10% ($2.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Judaic Baptism The Meaning of Baptizo in Jewish and Patristic Writers

P & R Publishing / 1869 / Paperback

$17.99 (CBD Price)
Retail: $19.99
Save 10% ($2.00)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW60231

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

JUDAIC BAPTISM is not intended as a theological argument about baptism, it is a philosophical presentation of evidence for the meaning of the Greek word for baptism in Jewish and Patristic literature. First, Dale examines the word in the Jewish writers Josephus, Philo, and Jesus the son of Sirach. Next he explores the Patristic writers of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha authors, Jewish baptisms in the New Testament, and Josephus on Judaic and Johannic baptisms. Lastly, Dr. Dale offers his own conclusions, based upon usage. This book does not treat the issue of infant baptism (paedobaptism).

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 1869
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0875522319
ISBN-13: 9780875522319
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Related Products

  1. Christ, Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Recovering the Sacraments for Evangelical Worship
    Christ, Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Recovering the Sacraments for Evangelical Worship
    Leonard J. Vander Zee
    InterVarsity Press / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 32% ($7.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW27861
  2. Christic Baptism and Patristic Baptism
    Christic Baptism and Patristic Baptism
    James W. Dale
    P & R Publishing / 1995 / Trade Paperback
    $13.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 30% ($6.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW22343

Publisher's Description

An academic inquiry into the meaning of ‘baptizo’ in Jewish and patristic writers.

Editorial Reviews

Recently, Dr. Countess presented a lecture to our theology students on Dale’s Magnum Opus. It was received and stimulating. Such philological studies are essential for serious discussion of the baptism controversy, shedding light on an often obscured area.
Judaic Baptism is a volume calculated to utterly shatter the widespread unfounded contemporary mythology surrounding the meaning and usage of the original Greek words underlying our English word baptism. Dale writes in a clear and refreshingly irenic spirit in this volume which will delight and inform scholar, student, and layman alike.
One of the major merits of Judaic Baptism is its non-threatening approach. Baptists will not find themselves condemned for their traditional dipping. And others will not find support for a dogmatic insistence upon a pouring or a sprinkling. Dale has, rather, provided insights into the study of words in their contexts. Pet theories will have to stand on the sidelines.
Greek may not be the language of heaven, though I have sometimes argued that it is, However, a knowledge of ancient Greek is absolutely essential to any proper understanding of the teachings and practices of every branch of the Christian church. Dr. Dale’s book, Judaic Baptism, may well be the most exhaustive treatment ever on one word. Its reprinting is a welcome reminder of the complexity of determining the precise meaning of any word in the Bible and other ancient literary documents, as well as the necessity for tolerance. Dr. Countess’ hope, expressed in his Introduction, is that this renewal of interest in word and book should encourage a more thorough study of Greek among our spiritual leaders at every level---- especially pastors.
Out of print for sixty years, this new release is volume two of a projected five volume set. It is a philological work, perhaps the most extensive ever directed by one writer to a pair of words in any language. It is a joint effort by Bolchazy-Carducci, Loewe Belfort Projects, Inc. and Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company. Students of Latin, Greek, religion, history, and philosophy will find this volume a rich reference source in content and method. The presentation is also non-sectarian and non-threatening to those who may disagree with the results, and the Introduction provides a practical and useful overview of the entire set.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.


Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search