John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or from men?"
"Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"
"Did John’s baptism come from heaven, or was it merely human?"
About the baptism of John--who authorized it, heaven or humans?"
The baptism of John, was it from heaven or of men?
Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?"
"The baptism of John––was it from heaven or from men?"
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1 sn John, like Jesus, was not a part of the official rabbinic order. So the question “John’s baptism – was it from heaven or from men?” draws an analogy between John the Baptist and Jesus. See Luke 3:1-20; 7:24-27. The phrase John’s baptism refers to the baptism practiced by John.
2 tn The plural Greek term ἀνθρώπων (anqrwpwn) is used here (and in v. 6) in a generic sense, referring to both men and women (cf. NAB, NRSV, “of human origin”; TEV, “from human beings”; NLT, “merely human”).
sn The question is whether John’s ministry was of divine or human origin.