[B-Greek] Acts 10:48 (was B-Greek Question)

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Apr 20 19:54:47 EDT 2006

Dear CJ,

>I'm not sure if this has been covered or not seeing as I have at LEAST 50 of
>these emails to go through but this question has been nagging me for years.
>Did Peter command Cornelius et al to be baptized, or did he command others
>to baptize them? How does the greek render it?
>Thanks for any input and now back to trying to read all of these volumes.

I understand Acts 10:48 to say that Peter commanded Cornelius et al 
to be baptized. The verb baptize is passive. The same people 
commanded are those who ask Peter to stay for several days. They 
apparently wanted further instruction in the faith.

Harold Holmyard

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