An inquiry into the meaning of baptizo in Jewish and Patristic writers.
In the 19th century, Dr. James W. Dale, a Presbyterian minister, embarked on a scholarly project that proved to be the most exhaustive study ever undertaken on the word 'baptism.' Aiming at a contextual understanding of the work, Dr. Dale meticulously examined its use in a wide range of historical documents, and his analysis is a masterpiece of lexicographical scholarship.
"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 refreshing irenic spirit in this volume which will delight and inform scholar, student, and layman alike." - Jerrry Smith, Editor, Mott Media