I've always been taught that the eunuch was immersed based on the phrases, "down into" and "up out of". Meaning the baptizee must go "down into" the water and come "up out of" it. But the use of "both" and "they" going down and coming up out is confusing. Phillip is said to have gone down and come up as well. Obviously he wasn't being baptized; he was the baptizer. So are these prepositional phrases indicating immersion or just that they went down into an area where there was water and they used some of it for baptism and they came back up to the road? *Something I just thought about after I reread the bolded phrases was the ordering of the passage. 1) both went down into the water 2) Philip baptized him 3) both came up out of the water Now I'm not sure at all why immersion is read into this passage. Ahhh!