There’s a serious gap in the bible that omits almost 20 years of Jesus ‘ life. So where did he go and what did he get up to during this time? It’s one of the greatest mysteries in history.
Gospel account 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.
In the New Testament accounts, the principal locations for the ministry of Jesus were Galilee and Judea, with activities also taking place in surrounding areas such as Perea and Samaria. The gospel narrative of the ministry of Jesus is traditionally separated into sections that have a geographical nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Early life , family, and profession Jesus ‘ childhood home is identified in the gospels of Luke and Matthew as the town of Nazareth in Galilee, where he lived with his family. Although Joseph appears in descriptions of Jesus ‘ childhood, no mention is made of him thereafter.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
Today , the agricultural village of Jesus’s time, thought to have a population of 500 or so, is a modern, primarily Arab city of steeples and domes and the hurly-burly of commercial enterprise.
An Introduction to the Gospels. Written over the course of almost a century after Jesus’ death, the four gospels of the New Testament, though they tell the same story, reflect very different ideas and concerns. A period of forty years separates the death of Jesus from the writing of the first gospel.
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.