Bible Contradiction? Where did John baptize?


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For more of our posts responding to alleged Bible contradictions check out our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Where did John baptize?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

In the Jordan River

Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan; 6 and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.” (Matthew 3:4-6)

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” (Mark 1:9)

In Bethabara, beyond the Jordan

These things took place in Bethany beyond the…

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