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Why is there such a huge "historical record" of Jesus as a man, but nothing, that I know of, as a boy?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    he was being taught privately

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually there are two biographical accounts of Jesus during his childhood. One was written by a friend who spend several years with Jesus, and relates many of his teaches, how they meet, and the major events of his life from first hand experience.

    The other by a non-jewish scholar who did not know Jesus personally, but was requested to put together information for a Roman judge (Theopolis) who was investigating the claims of the Christian religion. The scholar writes about how he took the time to question the actual participants of each event before including them in his document. He includes two entire chapters on the boyhood of Jesus. His writings must have been completed with 45 years of Jesus' death because 1) the witnesses were still alive, and 2) we have quotes in other books and letters from his writings that date back to 45 years after Jesus' death.

    You will find those documents in a library of books known as the Bible. They are called Matthew and Luke.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm sorry but there isn't a huge historical record of Jesus's life at all. Primary source evidence will include the following;

    Contemporary Christian sources sited are the original gospels of Mark, Mattew and Luke. If you're looking for Non Christian sources then try The Letters of Herod and Pilate, Pliny the Younger, Josephus, Suetonius, and Tacitus.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well there is , when Jesus was 12 years old Mary and joseph couldnt find him and they went searching and found him in the temple teaching the word of God,, then it goes to when he became a man around 33 years old, I think the important thing is what he did for us while he was a man , thats probley the reason that there is a lot if historical recordings of him as a man because he payed the price for all by dying on the cross for our sins. ty,,,,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A 'huge historical record" of Jesus as a man?

    Yes, the four Gospels focus primarily on stories of his birth and his adulthood, and don't really discuss many events in his boyhood and adolescence. But do they make for a "huge historical record"? Beyond those books (and the other non-canonical Gospels), what "historical records" are there?

  • 1 decade ago

    actually other than the bible (which is not a historical record since it is mostly allegorical stories and parables) there is no historical record of jesus as people believe him to be. and as far as there being no record in the bible of him being a boy? because he lived a normal life as a boy, christians don't want to hear that, it would be harder to believe jesus as the savior if he lived any part of a normal life. the bible doesn't start talking about him until he's in his 30s...btw guess what christians it IS possible jesus was married especially since an UNMARRIED man was not allowed to wear a beared in the hebrew culture.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Allah be praised, the question is a good one. The Christians elite who rule the West have decided that the truth of Jesus the prophet must be hidden for fear of being found out to be a fraud! Only in Islam can the truth of Jesus be told.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because those years were about Jesus on earth and his human side. The church wanted to emphasize Jesus's connection with the divine and the gritty, everyday details of most of his life would probably have made him seem too flawed and human for the image of the divine the Church upholds. So over two thousand years or so they were suppressed until they were completely lost.

  • 4 years ago

    exciting charges. the first became written over one hundred years after the meant lack of existence of the historic Jesus. Barring extra tips, i stumble on It complicated to split the historic discern from the propaganda made by employing the Christian communities that talked about him, or replaced his photo to healthful their political and social agendas. thinking the inconsistencies of the Bible itself, why might want to I bounce the gun from believing a guy became crucified for his perception device, to the idea that a this guy floated into the sky, or rose from the useless? And persecution, in itself, does no longer propose that a perception device has validity. The Romans also persecuted Pagan heretics after Christianity became the respectable faith. Does that propose that Paganism has a foundation in truth, or that Bacchus became fairly resurrected from the useless?

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the gospels were written for an intended reason - to explain why he came to us. And all of this began with the Baptism by John ...so the important story they felt we should know really began around that time in his life. Anything before that was not as important to know.

  • 1 decade ago

    There is one story (I forget which new testament book it's in) I know of were Jesus and fam went to Jeruselum for passover and when his parents were leaving they couldn't find him. When they did they found him in the temple talking with the priests. That's when he told them not to worry, that he was "about his Father's business".

    Source(s): The Bible
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