Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover. On the day of their return, Jesus “lingered” in the Temple, but Mary and Joseph thought that he was among their group.
He was obedient to God to the point of death, even on a cross. Why did Jesus wait 30 years to start his ministry ? People had to consider Jesus as a fully mature adult to become a teacher. Although He was divine, Jesus ‘ physical body need to grow in maturity, as well as His mental [physical] capacity.
Christians have generally taken the statement in Mark 6:3 referring to Jesus as “Is not this the carpenter?” as an indication that before the age of 30 Jesus had been working as a carpenter.
More than likely, Jesus in his twenties was plying his trade as a builder. He probably got a lot, perhaps a majority, of his clientele from Sepphoris, the nearest major city. Having this trade meant that Jesus of Nazareth was an artisan, not — strictly speaking — a peasant.
Seven Signs Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 – “the first of the signs” Healing the royal official’s son in Capernaum in John 4:46-54. Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15. Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14. Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24. Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7.
Everything we know about Saint Joseph , the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus, comes from the Bible, and mentions of him are underwhelming.
What happened to Jesus when he all but disappeared from the scriptures at 12-years-old only to resurface at around 30 to begin his ministry ? Of course, the widely accepted Christian belief is that he spent these years plying his trade as a carpenter in Galilee, but there’s little reference to that in the bible.
According to this text, which Notovitch had translated into French, Jesus had spent his missing years – the years between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry – studying Buddhism in India. At the age of about 30 , he’ d returned to the Middle East and the life that is familiar to us from the New Testament.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus ‘ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years. They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.
Here are five ways to spiritually prepare for Jesus ‘ return . Pray. If you want to know what God knows, begin by asking Him. Listen. Sometimes, we think we know what God wants for us, but God’s knowledge isn’t always obvious. Watch. Saint Paul said we need to watch and be ready . Store. Improve.
“ Jesus passed his time in several ancient cities of India such as Benares or Varanasi. And in the BBC documentary, Jesus Was A Buddhist Monk , experts theorize that Jesus escaped his crucifixion, and in his mid-late 30s he returned to the land he loved so much.
According to the New Testament, “God raised him from the dead”, he ascended to heaven, to the “right hand of God”, and will return again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God.