Tonight at RCIA the leader referred to Jesus
baptizing. I suggested that He didn’t and that it was
his apostles who baptized. She said that she would
find the Scripture (in John) and show it to me next
I think she was referring to this verse:
*After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the
region of Judea, where he spent some time with them
Yet when you go to:
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard
that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples
than John (although Jesus himself was not baptizing,
just his disciples),*
*22-26] Jesus’ ministry in Judea is only loosely
connected with John 2:13-3:21; cf John 1:19-36.
Perhaps John the Baptist’s further testimony was
transposed here to give meaning to “water” in John
3:5. Jesus is depicted as baptizing (John 3:22);
contrast John 4:2.
**1-42] Jesus in Samaria. The self-revelation of Jesus
continues with his second discourse, on his mission to
"half-Jews." It continues the theme of replacement,
here with regard to cult (John 4:21). Water (John
4:7-15) serves as a symbol (as at Cana and in the
*** An editorial refinement of John 3:22, perhaps
directed against followers of John the Baptist who
claimed that Jesus imitated him.
So did Jesus baptize or not.