This third reference to a passover in the Gospel of John is why many suggest that Jesus’s ministry was a period of about three years . Scholars that support a three-year ministry, such as Köstenberger state that the Gospel of John simply provides a more detailed account.
Hence, scholars estimate that Jesus began preaching and gathering followers around AD 28–29. According to the three synoptic gospels Jesus continued preaching for at least one year, and according to John the Evangelist for three years . Five methods have been used to estimate the date of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Why did Jesus start his ministry so late in life ? His ministry timing was to wait until the Father would send the Holy Spirit to come upon him at his baptism in the river Jordan by his cousin, John the baptizer. All the events of Jesus’s life were under God’s control.
Jesus did not die at 33 because he never lived. After 2,000 years of excavations no physical evidence of Jesus or any of his original 12 disciples has ever been found. It’s the same no matter what religion you believe in, or whether you believe in none. There is no “right way” to god or mind power.
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.
And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem.
The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most theologians assume a year of birth between 6 and 4 BC.
Summary of Jesus’ life He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce. According to Matthew and Luke, however, Joseph was only legally his father.
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.
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.
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.
Jesus’ traditional age when he was crucified and resurrected. According to Al-Ghazali the dwellers of Heaven will exist eternally in a state of being age 33 . Islamic prayer beads are generally arranged in sets of 33 , corresponding to the widespread use of this number in dhikr rituals.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being. Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father.
I’d even say there was no God before the end of the Neolithic age, and that means God is roughly 7,000 years old.