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Baptism of Christ


Baptism of Christ is decribed in the Gospels: Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:29-34.
In the course of time John the Baptist appeared in Judaea and proclaimed: 'Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is upon you!' (Matthew 3:1-2). "Everyone flocked to him from Jerusalem, Judaea, and the Jordan valley, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins." (Matthew 3:5-6).
Then Jesus arrived to the Jordan river and asked John to baptize him. At first John refused, saying 'It is I who need to be baptized by you.' (Mat.3:14), but Jesus insisted as it was commanded by God. Then John agreed.
"No sooner had Jesus been baptized and come up out of the water than the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove to alight on him. And there came a voice from heaven saying, 'This is my beloved Son, in whom I take delight.' (Matthew 3:16-17).
See: Cima da Conegliano. Baprism of Christ in the Jordan.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The Baptism of Christ.
Gerard David. The Baptism of Christ.
Fra Angelico. Baptism of Christ.
El Greco The Baptism of Christ.Baptism of Christ.
Alexander Ivanov. The Appearance of Christ to the People.
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo The Baptism of Christ.
Joahim Patinir. The Baptism of Christ.
Piero della Francesca. Baptism of Christ.
Nicolas Poussin. The Baptism of Christ, The Baptism of Christ, The Baptism of Christ, The Baptism of Christ.
Henryk Siemiradzki. Baptism of Christ.
Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto. Baptism of Christ.
Paolo Veronese. Baptism of Christ. The Baptism of Christ.
Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci The Baptism of Christ.
 

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