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.
Gospel account The episode is described in Luke 2:41–52. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
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.
Jewish tradition forbade burial within the walls of a city, and the Gospels specify that Jesus was buried outside of Jerusalem, near the site of his crucifixion on Golgotha (“the place of skulls”).
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.
Background and Early Life Jesus was born circa 6 B.C. in Bethlehem. His mother, Mary, was a virgin who was betrothed to Joseph, a carpenter. But Joseph was warned by an angel and took Mary and the child to Egypt until Herod’s death, where upon he brought the family back and settled in the town of Nazareth, in Galilee.