- Religion and Philosophy
Who Is Jesus (Part One)
Who is Jesus?
Who is Jesus? This question has been debated for years and probably always will be. I was curious to the answer to this question myself. So what did I do? Did I go and ask someone what their answer was? No. I got out my copies of the bible and started researching. And here is what I found.
Jesus(Greek)/Yahshua(Hebrew) was born to Mary, who was born in Nazareth. Her father, Joachim, a priest of the Tribe of Levi, was from Nazareth and her mother, Anna was from Bethlehem. At three years of age Mary was taken to the temple and left there to be devoted to the service of God, until she reached the age of discretion. At the age of twelve to fourteen, the high priest degreed that she should return home and endeavor to be married, as she was of proper maturity. Mary refused, stating that she was devoted by vow to God alone and would not break her vow by marriage to a man. The high priest was concerned as this was not the custom, he sought counsel and it was agreed to ask God for the appropriate course of action. God told the priest to have all unmarried men to bring their rods and the one that sprout a flower was to be betrothed to Mary. Joseph, a man of advanced years, from the house of Jesse was chosen. After the betrothal, Mary went home to Nazareth and Joseph went home to Bethlehem to prepare for marriage. The angel Gabriel came to Mary and explained that she was chosen to conceive the son of God. He would be a child of the lineage of the house of David. To be the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and would rule over the house of Jacob forever. After three months time, Joseph traveled to Nazareth to marry his betrothed Mary. He found her to be with child and was distressed. The angel Gabriel eased his mind and said that the child was of God and not man and so Joseph and Mary were married. Joseph and Mary were chaste for the duration of her pregnancy. Joseph took Mary back to Bethlehem around her ninth month and she gave birth to Jesus in the town of Bethlehem in the land of Judea. Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day as was the custom and was taken to the temple between thirty-three and forty days to be presented to the temple and the proper offerings made. The priest Simeon saw Jesus as a Pillar of Light. Jesus was born while shepherds were tending flocks in the field. At about the age of two, Joseph took Jesus and his mother and moved to Egypt to escape Herod, who wanted to kill Jesus and his Cousin John. While in Egypt, many miracles happened through Mary and Jesus. It was some time of traveling from city to city in Egypt before it becomes winter time. While in Egypt, was the first time Jesus foretold his crucifixion, which he told to his mother while passing through robber territory. He also foretold of the two thieves who would be crucified with him, Titus and Dumachus. Jesus was about three years old at this time. Jesus and his family settled in Memphis, Egypt the city of the pharaoh for three years before returning to Judea. Since Archelaus, the son of Herod ruled Judea, Joseph, under the guidance of God settled in Nazareth of Galilee. It was sometime between the ages of six and twelve that Bartholomew, who would later be a disciple of Jesus, was healed of sickness. Also cured of demon possession was Judas Iscariot while he was just a small child. And also cured of a snake bite was Simon the Canaanite. During the time prior to Jesus turning twelve years of age, certain people who displeased Jesus were killed. At twelve years of age, Jesus was taken to Jerusalem for the feast. Jesus went to the temple and talked with the Elders and learned men there. At this time Jesus disclosed his knowledge of religion, astronomy, physics, metaphysics, and properties of the human body. From the age of twelve until the age of thirty, Jesus concealed his works and studied the Law
 Fear of defiling the house of God when the time of womanhood came upon her.
 Some texts also say that he was a widower with previous children.
 There is some debate on if Jesus was born at the home of Joseph and later moved to an Ox cradle when Herod was looking to kill all male children two years and under, Or if he was born in a cave possibly used as an animal pen.
 This would be prior to the winter time, as flocks were brought into stables during the winter.