The Baptism of Christ painting is evidence of alien visitation according to conspiracy theorists. Is this a UFO in the Baptism of Christ painting?
False, the painting is not depicting a UFO but a dove. Jesus Christ is baptized by John the Baptist 5 miles north of the Dead Sea east of the Jordan River. The dove visualize a biblical verse such as Matthew 3:16 and Luke 3:22 which says that a dove appeared from heaven the moment Jesus Christ is baptized.
The world-famous Baptism of Christ painting was created by the Dutch artist Aert de Gelder in c. 1710. According to the Bible, a dove appeared from heaven when Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.
Verse Luke 3:22 states: “and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased”” and Matthew 3:16: “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.”
The Baptism of Christ painting
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: “Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families. Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.”
On Google, you can find more old paintings in which the dove is depicted during the baptism of Jesus Christ.
The Baptism of Christ painting made by Aert de Gelder depicts a dove and not a UFO.