Date: Monday, October 2, 2006 7:16 AM
From: Diangamo Oswald Mulungu <oswaldmulu@....com
What was happening to Jesus between the age of 12 and 30 yrs? The
bible speaks about His birth, then when he was twelve and it is quite
till He was 30 years old. Why is it silence?
We don't know anything about the young Jesus except for one passage concerning the Lord conversing with doctors of the law in the Temple at the feast of Passover.
There are some apocryphal books that attempt to fill the gaps. But even a casual reading will show that these were written much later than the first century and are fairy tale-like stories. One tells of Jesus changing toy pigeons into real birds.
It isn't unusual to find gaps in biographies in the Bible. The story of Jesus isn't unusual in this way.
The most likely explanation is that nothing of paramount importance to His ministry or fulfilled prophecy happened in this period. The Bible tells us only that he grew in grace and wisdom and appeared to be the ordinary son of a carpenter.