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Re: About Baby Jesus
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2023, 03:07:19 PM »
Jesus And Yeshiva

Luke 2:41-51 . . Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of
the Passover. And when he became twelve, they went up there according to the
custom of the Feast; and as they were returning, after spending the full number of
days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.

. . . But his parents were unaware of it, but supposed him to be in the caravan, and
went a day's journey; and they began looking for him among their relatives and
acquaintances. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for
him.

. . .Then, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the
teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him
were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

. . .When they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said to him: Son,
why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I have been anxiously
looking for you. And he said to them: Why is it that you were looking for me? Did
you not know that I must be about my Father's business?

Luke 2:51 . . . But they did not understand the statement which He had made to
them.

Well; I don't quite understand it either, but one thing I do know is that Jesus wasn't
rebellious: he was micromanaged by a higher power than his parents.

John 4:34 . . My food, said Jesus, is to do the will of him who sent me

John 6:38 . . I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will
of Him who sent me

John 8:28 . . I do nothing on my own initiative

John 8:29 . . He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I
do always those things that please Him.

John 14:31 . .That the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father
gave me commandment, even so I do.

NOTE: Other than that one instance of what at first appears to be an assertion of
independence; Jesus was actually a good kid.

Luke 2:51 . .Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them

Anyway, point being: it's commonly assumed that when the Word of John 1:1-3
came into the world as the flesh of John 1:14, that he came as a divine child. And
it's also commonly assumed that he came with all the wisdom of God prepackaged
in his little baby skull. But no, the Word came into the world as a Jewish child; and
he needed to study his people's religion just the same as any other kid on the
block.

But the Word's flesh had a very large advantage over the other kids. God equipped
Jesus with an unlimited measure of His spirit (Isa 11:1-2 & John 3:34) which made
him not only a quick learner, but also an astute learner, i.e. young Jesus was every
Sunday school teacher's dream: a kid that gets it. (Luke 2:52)
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Re: About Baby Jesus
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2023, 02:32:03 PM »
Jesus' Tribal Affiliation

It's sometimes alleged that Jesus' mom was of the tribe of Levi because she and
the mother of John the Baptist were related.

Luke 1:5 . . In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named
Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was
also a descendant of Aaron.

Aaron descended from Levi (Ex 4:14)

During dialogue with Jesus' mom, the angel Gabriel said:

"Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age" (Luke 1:36)

However: the two women weren't related thru Levi: rather, thru his mother Leah
due to her being the mother of both Levi and Judah. (Gen 25:23)

Had Jesus' mom descended from Levi, her little boy would've failed to qualify as an
heir in line for David's throne because all candidates must first of all be one of
Judah's descendants; no exceptions.

Gen 49:10 . .The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from his
descendants, until the coming of the one to whom it belongs, the one whom all
nations will obey. (cf. Dan 7:13-14)
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