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Old 04-24-2012, 04:23 PM
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I understand that there is nothing in the New Testament about Jesus between about the age of 12 and 30. If this is true, what are the explanations, reasons, speculations as to this absence?
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"He went to India" is one explanation.
"He stayed in his parents' house" is another.

It all depends on who you ask.

I like the India idea, but I don't think there's all that much reasonable support for it.
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I understand that there is nothing in the New Testament about Jesus between about the age of 12 and 30. If this is true, what are the explanations, reasons, speculations as to this absence?
Those years simply didn't matter. What mattered about Jesus, at least for his early followers was primarily his death/resurrection. That is what Paul basically talks about (primarily the resurrection idea). After that, the only other part of his life that was seen with importance was his teaching, and the moments that led up to his death. His early life simply was of no importance in the grand scheme of things.
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I think he went to India. It makes sense to me at least. "I am one with God" is kind if hindu. The bread of life is kind of like prasada that is a hindu custom. I also understand that walking on water was a common buddhist superpower for enlightened ones then? (I mean, tales about this existed then in buddhism, though Ive just heard, dont take my word at all for it)

Quite honestly, it just makes sense to me.
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Those years simply didn't matter. What mattered about Jesus, at least for his early followers was primarily his death/resurrection. That is what Paul basically talks about (primarily the resurrection idea). After that, the only other part of his life that was seen with importance was his teaching, and the moments that led up to his death. His early life simply was of no importance in the grand scheme of things.
Is there no scholarly evidence for the missing years?

I appreciate the teaching is the crucial matter, I would just be curious as to what may have happened between childhood and adulthood that led to him teaching what he did. No events, meetings, travels or whatver. It seems curious the Bible is blank on all those years. Could Mary not have spoken about his life? Why no record of Jesus himself accounting for these years?
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"He went to India" is one explanation.
"He stayed in his parents' house" is another.

It all depends on who you ask.

I like the India idea, but I don't think there's all that much reasonable support for it.


Yes, I've heard of the India idea but I wish to see if there are any facts to support any speculations?
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Several authors have claimed to have found proof of the existence of manuscripts in India and Tibet that support the belief that Christ was in India during this time in his life. Others cite legends in a number of places in the region that Jesus passed that way in ancient times.[1] The Jesus in India manuscript was first reported in modern times by Nicolas Notovitch (1894). Subsequently several other authors have written on the subject, including the religious leader Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (founder of Ahmadiyya movement) (1899), Levi H. Dowling (1908), Swami Abhedananda (1922),[2] Nicholas Roerich (1923–1928),[1] Mathilde Ludendorff (1930), and Elizabeth Clare Prophet (founder of Ascended Master Teachings New Age group) (1956).[3
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I understand that there is nothing in the New Testament about Jesus between about the age of 12 and 30. If this is true, what are the explanations, reasons, speculations as to this absence?
its not necessary information.

But the gospels do give us some clue as to what he was doing all those years. He is known as 'The carpenter'. This title is significant because it shows that he must have had a good reputation as a carpenter and the only way to become a skilled carpenter is through years of practice. He would have learned the trade through his father Joseph.
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I think he went to India. It makes sense to me at least. "I am one with God" is kind if hindu. The bread of life is kind of like prasada that is a hindu custom. I also understand that walking on water was a common buddhist superpower for enlightened ones then? (I mean, tales about this existed then in buddhism, though Ive just heard, dont take my word at all for it)

Quite honestly, it just makes sense to me.
My is very similar. The philosophical differences between the OT and the NT is very different. The NT shares more with Hindu/Buddhist philosophies than the bloodletting and, at times, merciless God of the OT.

I think he would have traveled East, but not necessarily all the way to India or Nepal.

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Several authors have claimed to have found proof of the existence of manuscripts in India and Tibet that support the belief that Christ was in India during this time in his life. Others cite legends in a number of places in the region that Jesus passed that way in ancient times.[1] The Jesus in India manuscript was first reported in modern times by Nicolas Notovitch (1894). Subsequently several other authors have written on the subject, including the religious leader Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (founder of Ahmadiyya movement) (1899), Levi H. Dowling (1908), Swami Abhedananda (1922),[2] Nicholas Roerich (19231928),[1] Mathilde Ludendorff (1930), and Elizabeth Clare Prophet (founder of Ascended Master Teachings New Age group) (1956).
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I understand that there is nothing in the New Testament about Jesus between about the age of 12 and 30. If this is true, what are the explanations, reasons, speculations as to this absence?
The Bible mentions only briefly Jesus early life. "And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he continued subject to them....And Jesus went on progressing in wisdom and in physical growth and in favor with God and men." (Luke 2:51,52)
Since "All scripture is inpired by God", God focused attention on Jesus role as Messiah or Christ. Jesus early life was simply a necessary step for Jesus to be ready to accomplish God's will. He became the "Christ", or anointed one, at his baptism at the age of 30. Apparently before that, Jesus worked as a carpenter, since he was known as both the carpenter's son and the carpenter. (Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3)

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