There are many questions and theories about why Jesus was baptized by John. Within this section of Jesus.org you will find biblical answers to the most common questions about the baptism of Jesus. In addition, you will find information about the childhood years of Jesus of Nazareth.
Alfred Edersheim said this about why Jesus asked John to baptize him, " Jesus asked John to baptize Him simply as an act of obedience to God's purposes. God had given John the promise of a coming Messiah and the way to identify Him. Jesus fulfilled that promise. His baptism was simply the right thing at the right time: the last act of His private life."