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5. The silent years of Jesus

5. The unknown Jesus

December 28.  Jesus is growing. He was not a normal boy and may have suffered during his childhood. This is excerpt 6 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish in its final form after Easter 2019.

About  Jesus infancy, childhood and youth. The  silent years of Jesus.

About 12 year old Jesus who

“49  replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?'”

This is the only text describing a young Jesus in the Gospels. You din it in  Luke 2:49

Mark starts his Gospel with Jesus, maybe 30 years old,  being baptized by John.

Searching fro a picture in  the Old Testament

It looks like the gospel authors studied the old testament (OT) to get a picture of Jesus life. They  tried to draw a picture of the historical Jesus birth, childhood and youth, with inspiration  from the old books, like about the birthplace of Jesus, taken from Mika:

  • Mika 5:2 (“But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
        who are one of the little clans of Judah,
    from you shall come forth for me
        one who is to rule in Israel,
  • Salomos 7:4 (I was nursed with care in swaddling cloths. For no king has had a different beginning of existence;”).

jesus youth – a paraphrase of the life of Moses

They made the life of Jesus a paraphrase of the life of Moses who too was saved in Egypt and then similarly met his people on a mountain, Moses on Sion and Jesus outside Jerusalem. 

very little  is said about Jesus  infancy and childhood experiences. We read about Jesus being a  baby in the craddle. Beside the 12 year old boy in the synagogue story, from his birth until he were baptized there is a complete darkness.

Marks first writing about the historical Jesus was At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.”  ( mark/1-9.htm ) “And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” ( mark/1-11.htm )

Matthew (Levi according to Mark) and Luke never met Jesus and had great troubles figuring out about Jesus birth and childhood. Markus who was the first to write a Gospel about Jesus, didn’t give Matthew and Luke any help.

Despite the accurate Roman documentation tradition, Josephus is the only historian telling about a Jesus in the words “Jesus called Messiah”

Talmids only shared what Jesus teached. Find a answer about Jesus birth, childhood and youth in the old testament,  was a tricky issue to deal with. All agreed the mother was called Mary, a woman who lived in Nazareth. They knew Jesus was the “son of Mary”. But as i asked in a previous post. Who was the father?

Voices in the first two centuries told Mary was raped by a Roman soldier. This Roman soldier was given the name Pantera.

Matthew and Luke must have wondered. They did not like these bad talks.

A few have tried to fill the gap

I am not the only one who try to figure out how the life of the young Jesus may have been.

  1. one is the film “The Young Messiah”  a 2016 American biblical drama film directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and co-written by Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh and Nowrasteh, based on the novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice. See ww1.theyoungmessiah.com
  2. truthbook.com/jesus/jesus-teenage-years shares a story but gives no reliable sources. It tells about a happy youth with Jesus playing harp etc. because of Jesus teaching about children and his status, I believe that Jesus had a completely different kind of childhood.
  3.  Jonas Gardell is the one who has done the most serious  research about Jesus in his book. His arguments about a Mamzer Jesus is well grounded. I will come back to this in my coming posts.

 

4. The geneaology of Jesus

introduction

December 25. The baby is born. This is excerpt 4 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish after Easter 2019.
It is time to share some facts about Jesus as told about by the Gospel of Matthew and Luke.

Geneaology of Jesus

Matthew and Luke describes the Geneaology of Jesus in different ways. You find a Maternal ancestry in Luke.  Luke’s genealogy is of Mary, with Eli being her father, while Matthew’s describes a paternal genealogy.

Matthew starts with Abraham, while Luke begins with Adam.
The lists are identical between Abraham and David (I marked these parts with green text), but differ radically from Jesus to David and from Abraham  backwards to Adam in Luke. ( I marked these text in red )

To make them comparable, I reordered so both start from Jesus.

According to Matthew 1:16
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According to Luke 3:23
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Jesus is
the son of Joseph,
the son of Jacob,
the son of Matthan,
15 the son of Eleazar,
the son of Elihud,
the son of Akim,
the son of Zadok,
the son of Azor,
the son of Eliakim,
13 the son of Abihud,
the son of Zerubbabel,
was the son of Shealtiel,
the son of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers
the son of Josiah,
the son of Amon,
the son of Manasseh,
Ahaz the son of Hezekiah,
Jotham the son of Ahaz,
9 Uzziah the son of Jotham,
Jehoram the son of Uzziah,
Jehoshaphat the son of Jehoram,
8 Asa the son of Jehoshaphat,
Abijah the son of Asa,
Rehoboam the son of Abijah,
7 the son of Rehoboam,
was the son of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
the son of King David.
the son of Jesse,
the son of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
the son of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
the son of Salmon,
he son of Nahshon,
the son of Amminadab,
the son of Ram,
the son of Hezron,
the son of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
the son of Judah and his brothers,
the son of Jacob,
2 was the son of Isaac,
Abraham
Jesus is
the son of Mary,
the son of Heli,
the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi,
the son of Melchi,
the son of Jannai,
the son of Joseph,
the son of Mattathias,
the son of Amos,
the son of Nahum,
the son of Esli,
the son of Naggai,
the son of Maath,
the son of Mattathias,
the son of Semein,
the son of Josech,
the son of Joda
the son of Joanan,
the son of Rhesa,
the son of Zerubbabel,
the son of Shealtiel,[a]
the son of Neri
the son of Melchi,
the son of Addi,
the son of Cosam,
the son of Elmadam,
the son of Er, 29
the son of Joshua,
the son of Eliezer,
the son of Jorim,
the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi
the son of Simeon,
the son of Judah,
the son of Joseph,
the son of Jonam,
the son of Eliakim
the son of Melea,
the son of Menna,
the son of Mattatha,
the son of Nathan,
the son of David
the son of Jesse,
the son of Obed,
the son of Boaz,
the son of Sala,
the son of Nahshon
the son of Amminadab,
the son of Admin,
the son of Arni,
the son of Hezron,
the son of Perez,
the son of Judah
the son of Jacob,
the son of Isaac,
the son of Abraham,
the son of Terah,
the son of Nahor
the son of Serug,
the son of Reu,
the son of Peleg,
the son of Eber,
the son of Shelah
the son of Cainan,
the son of Arphaxad,
the son of Shem,
the son of Noah,
the son of Lamech
the son of Methuselah,
the son of Enoch,
the son of Jared,
the son of Mahalaleel,
the son of Cainan
the son of Enos,
the son of Seth,
the son of Adam,
the son of God.”

 

3. the name of Jesus

introduction

December 25. The baby is born. This is excerpt 3 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish after Easter 2019.

The name of Jesus

The name “Jesus, son of Mary” written in Arabic calligraphy
(Isa ibn Maryam), 
followed by “peace be upon him.” بلال الدويك

The name of Jesus appears appears 72 time(s) in 59 verse(s) in Quran in Mohsin Khan translation in the Quran.(  Read more in  www.vox.com.

In the Bible it is of course more. You find the word 7990 times. https://www.catholic.org/search/bible/?q=jesus

 Iēsous (Greek: Ἰησοῦς), the Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua (Hebrew: ישוע‎). As its roots lie in the name Yeshua, it is etymologically related to another biblical name, Joshua.

The name Yeshua appears written as ê·śāw (of Esau) many times in Genesis and in  Obadiah 1:21 

where it is said that 

“And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.”

 

“In Hebrew, the word for ‘saviors’ is ‘yasha‘, which is closely related to ‘Yeshua‘, the name of the Messiah, which literally means ‘salvation‘ in Hebrew.

יָשַׁע yâshaʻ, yaw-shah’; a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor:—× at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory.

Could it be, that the ‘yasha’ mentioned in Obadiah 1:21 are none other than the Saints, clothed in white linen, who return to Jerusalem with Yeshua/Jesus during the Second Coming?”

” Source:  yeshua.org )

Jesus Christ is  called यीशु मसीह (Yīśu masīha) in Hindi. very similar to the Arabic Isa.

https://www.quora.com

What does the name mean?

“The name Jesus means ‘Savior’. It is the same name as Joshua in the Old Testament. It is given to our Lord because “He saves His people from their sins.The Song of Solomon describes the experience of many, when it says, “Your name is oil poured forth” (Song of Solomon 1:3)” (Source: https://www.christianity.com/jesus/is-jesus-god/names-of-jesus/what-does-the-name-jesus-mean.html )