Joseph of Arimathea - Who was he? Note that the information presented in this article is acquired from various sources - not strictly biblical manuscripts. The stories have been passed down through traditional documents and can not be proved as accurate.
And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and grew in favor with God and man.
This is the only story in the gospels about Jesus between his infancy and his public ministry as a man. What shall we say to this claim?
First of all, we should be aware that in the second and third centuries many legends arose about the boy Jesus and were put into numerous apocryphal gospels—accounts of Jesus which the early church rejected as not having the authority of the four earliest gospels which we have in the New Testament.
Two things speak for the wisdom of the church in recognizing the authority of only Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The other thing is that the one story which Luke does include there in 2: It does not portray him as doing any supernatural deed or speaking in an unduly authoritative way.
The story reaches its climax and main point not in a supernatural feat but in the sentence: Contrast this with some of the legends which grew up later on. From the Infancy Gospel of Thomas 2nd century: When this boy Jesus was five years old he was playing at the ford of a brook, and he gathered together into pools the water that flowed by, and made it at once clean, and commanded it by his word alone.
But the son of Annas the scribe was standing there with Joseph; and he took a branch of a willow and with it dispersed the water which Jesus had gathered together.
When Jesus saw what he had done, he was enraged and said to him: See, now you also shall wither like a tree and shall bear neither leaves nor root nor fruit. But the parents of him that was withered took him away, bewailing his youth, and brought him to Joseph and reproached him: Jesus was exasperated and said to him: But some, who saw what took place, said: One day, when Jesus was running about and playing with some children, he passed by the workshop of a dyer called Salem.
They had in the workshop many cloths which he had to dye. When Salem came and saw that the cloths were spoiled, he began to cry aloud and asked the Lord Jesus, saying: You have ruined my reputation in the eyes of all the people of the city; for everyone orders a suitable colour for himself, but you have come and spoiled everything.
When the Jews saw this miracle and wonder, they praised God. After such stories, the account in Luke 2: The claim to uniqueness is much more subtle and that accords with the way Jesus acted most of the time. In addition the Greek language of the story is almost certainly a translation of the Semitic language of Palestine, which means that it was not created, like many of the legends, in Greek-speaking areas far removed from the land of the eyewitnesses.
On the contrary, it is Jewish in content and language and, therefore, probably originated in Palestine; and the most likely source for the story is Mary. We know from 1: We also know from Acts that while Paul was imprisoned for two years in Jerusalem and in Caesarea, his sidekick Luke was probably roaming around Jerusalem interviewing old-timers and collecting information for his gospel.
We saw in 2: By stressing this, Luke tries to help Theophilus accept the fact that, although Jesus was killed by Jewish teachers, it was not really because he was outside the Jewish faith. They loved it, studied it, obeyed it.
Luke will show very soon in chapter 4 the real reason why he, a devout Jew, could be rejected and killed by his own people. The 12th year was the final year of preparation for a lad before he entered full participation in the religious life of the synagogue.However, when Jesus Christ began to take upon him the great work of the ministry of the Gospel, and by his holy life, pure doctrine, and supernatural miracles, had procured many Jews to embrace what he taught them, among the rest of his followers this Joseph of Arimathea became a great admirer of our Saviour's preaching, insomuch that declining.
Oct 03, · What happened to Jesus' father Joseph? How did his loss affect Jesus and his family? Here is the story as told in the Urantia Book.
This is one of a series of videos titled "Jesus. Joseph went ahead with his marriage to Mary and raise Jesus as his own son. In fact, no one knew the difference because Joseph didn't treat Jesus any differently. Joseph loved Jesus as his own son. Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more.
Get started now! The Orthodox Concept Book 4 SAINT MARY In The Orthodox Concept Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty. COPTIC ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE who was engaged to St. Joseph.
But it uses the word ‘almah’, which fits her state accurately, as a virgin and engaged while at his Epiphany the Church hidden in Jesus Christ received what was His own, i.e., His relation.
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