questioning1 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 5 15:25:22 EDT 1999
Is it possible that Jesus was "cross-examining" or interrogating the
teachers? What about Luke's evaluation of this event in Lk 2:47?
--- Jim West <jwest at highland.net> wrote:
> As of legal age to receive his bar mitzvah- Jesus
> was in the Temple
> listening to the elders and asking and answering
> questions. There is
> nothing unusual about this at all. It does not
> indicate that Jesus was
> precocious or particularly learned. He wasnt the
> first to engage in
> chatechetical discussions with the Jerusalem priests
> nor the last.
> Take a look at the film "Yentl" and you will get a
> good feel for the type of
> discussion that was going on.
> Jim West, ThD
> email- jwest at highland.net
> web page- http://web.infoave.net/~jwest
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