10~More About “Lost in Wonder”

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BACKGROUND FOR THIS EPISODE

(In Order of Appearance)

 NEW TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Matthew 2:19-23 – But after Herod died*, behold, a messenger of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 2:20 saying, After you have raised yourself up, take the young child and his mother, and travel into the land of Israel, for* those seeking the young child’s life have died. 2:21 Now he raised himself up and took the young child and his mother and entered into the land of Israel. 2:22 But after he heard that Archelaus is reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and having been divinely-warned in a dream, he departed into the parts of Galilee, 2:23 and he came and dwelt in a city called* Nazareth; *that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, that he will be called a Nazarene.
  • Matthew 13:5555 Is [present tense] this not the carpenter’s son? Is his mother not called Mary? And his brethren, James and Joses and Simon and Jude?
  • Luke 2:41 – And his parents were traveling every year to Jerusalem to the feast of the Passover. 
  • Matthew 2:20-22After you have raised yourself up, take the young child and his mother, and travel into the land of Israel, for* those seeking the young child’s life have died. 2:21 Now he raised himself up and took the young child and his mother and entered into the land of Israel. 2:22 But after he heard that Archelaus is reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and having been divinely-warned in a dream, he departed into the parts of Galilee, 
  • Matthew 13:55-56 – Is [present tense] this not the carpenter’s son? Is his mother not called* Mary? And his brethren, James and Joses and Simon and Jude? 13:56 And are they not all his sisters with us? Therefore from where did this one receive all these things
  • Hebrews 11:101For* he was waiting for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 
  • Hebrews 4:14-15 – Therefore having a great high-priest, Jesus the Son of God, who has gone through the heavens, let us hold-fast our confession. 4:15 For* we do not have a high-priest [Jesusa] who is unable to sympathize together with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted according to all things according to our likeness, yet without sin. 
  • Hebrews 2:18 – For* in what he [Jesus] has suffered, having been tempted, he is able to help with those who are tempted.
  • Luke 2:42 – And when he became twelve years old, they went-up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast
  • Luke 2:46-47 – And it happened, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and asking them questions. 2:47 Now all who heard him were astonished at his intelligence and his answers. 
  • John 3:9-10 – Everyone who has been born from God does not practice sin, because his seed abides in him and he is not able to practice sin, because he has been born from God. 3:10 The children of God and the children of the devil are apparent in this, everyone who does not practice righteousness is not from God and he who does not love* his brother. 
  • Luke 1:13, 26-27, 36 – But the messenger said to him, Do not fear, Zacharias, because your supplication was heard and your wife Elisabeth will be giving-birth to a son to you and you will call his name John…    1:26 Now in the sixth month Gabriel the messenger was sent by God to a city of Galilee, whose name was Nazareth, 1:27 to a virgin who has been engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, from the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary…And behold, Elisabeth your relative, she also has conceived a son in her elderliness, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren, 
  • Acts 22:3 – I Indeed am a Jew, and having been born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but having been reared in this city beside the feet of Gamaliel, having been educated according to the exactness of the Law of our forefathers, being* a zealous one of God, just-as you° all are today; 
  • Galatians 1:14 – …and how I was progressing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own race, possessing even-more zealousness for the ancestral traditions. 
  • Acts 5:3434 But a certain one in the council stood up there, a Pharisee, Gamaliel by name, a teacher of the law, honored by all the people, and he commanded them to make* the apostles wait outside for a certain bit of time
  • Acts 5:21, 27, 35 – Now having heard this, they entered into the temple under the light of daybreak and were teaching.  But the high-priest came and those who were together with him and called the Sanhedrin together and the Elderly-Council of the sons of Israel and sent to the prison to have them led out…Now having led them, they stood them in front of the council. And the high-priest asked them…5:35 And he said to them, Men, Israelites! Take-heed° to yourselves what you° are about to do against these men. 
  • Acts 22:4 – …and I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and giving into prisons both men and women. 
  • Acts 22:6-8, 15-16 – Now it happened to me, while traveling and drawing near to Damascus, around midday, a considerable light from heaven suddenly flashed around me. 22:7 And I fell to the solid-ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? But I answered, Who are you, Lord?… Because you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard. 22:16 And now, why are you hesitating? When* you stand up, be immersed* and fully-wash away your sins, calling upon the name of the Lord.
  • Luke 2:43-45 -…and having completed the days, while* they were returning, the boy Jesus remained back in Jerusalem, and Joseph and his mother did not know it. 2:44 But having supposed him to be in the caravan, they went a day’s journey, and they were seeking him among their relatives and among their acquaintances. 2:45 And having not found him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking after him.
  • John 18:12, 24 – So the cohort {600 soldiers} and the commander and the attendants of the Jews, took Jesus and bound him…Annas sent him to Caiaphas the high-priest, having been bound.
  • John 19:16 – Therefore, then he gave him up to them in order that he might be crucified and they took Jesus and led him away.
  • Luke 2:48-51And after they saw him, they were astounded, and his mother said to him, Son, why did you do so to us? Behold, your father and I were seeking you, sorrowing. 2:49 And he said to them, Why is it that you° were seeking me? Did you° not know it is essential for me to be in the things of my father? 2:50 And they did not understand the declaration which he spoke to them. 2:51 And he went-down with them, and came to Nazareth, and he was being subject to them and his mother was keeping all these words in her heart.
  • Matthew 13:55-56 – Is [present tense] this not the carpenter’s son? Is his mother not called* Mary? And his brethren, James and Joses and Simon and Jude? 13:56 And are they not all his sisters with us? Therefore from where did this one receive all these things? 
  • Luke 2:52 – And Jesus was progressing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
OLD TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Joshua 1:1-2 – Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 1:2 Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I give to them, even to the sons of Israel.
  • Zechariah 3:8-9 [PREDICTED 475 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – Hear now, O Joshua [Hebrew for Jesusa] the high priest, you and your fellows who sit before you, for they are men who are a sign. For, behold, I will bring forth my Servant the Branch. 3:9 For, behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua. Upon one stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave the graving of it, says Jehovah of hosts and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 
  • Zechariah 6:10-13 [PREDICTED 475 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – Take from those captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah and of Jedaiah and come you the same day and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have come from Babylon. 6:11 Yes, take silver and gold and make crowns and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest6:12 And speak to him, saying, Thus speaks Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold, the man whose name is the Branch. And he will grow up out of his place and he will build the temple of Jehovah, 6:13 even he will build the temple of Jehovah. And he will bear the glory and will sit and rule upon his throne. And he will be a priest upon his throne and the counsel of peace will be between them both
  • Micah 4:7 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – And I will make what was lame a remnant and what was cast far off a strong nation. And Jehovah God will reign over them in Mount Zion from now and until everlasting.
  • Micah 5:2 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, which are little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of you he will come out to me who is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from long-ago, from the days of everlasting.
  • Isaiah 7:14 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – Therefore the Lord himself will give you* a sign: Behold, a virgin will conceive and bear a son and will call his name Immanuel [God with us}].
  • Genesis 1:26 – And God said, Let Us make man in our image– after our likeness– and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. 
  • Zechariah 12:10 [PREDICTED 475 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of favor and of supplication. And they will look to me whom they have pierced. And they will mourn for him, as a man mourns for his Only Son and will be in bitterness for him, as a man who is in bitterness for his firstborn.
  • Deuteronomy 5:7-21 [THE TEN COMMANDMENTS][1] You will have no other gods before me.   5:8 [2] You will not make to you a graven image: any likeness that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5:9  You will not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them, because I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me, 5:10 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.   5:11 [3] You will not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain, because Jehovah will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 5:12 [4] Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah your God commanded you. 5:13 Six days you will labor and do all your work, 5:14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Jehovah your God: you will not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maid-servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates, that your manservant and your maid-servant may rest as well as you. 5:15 And you will remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt and Jehovah your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm, therefore Jehovah your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.    5:16  [5] Honor your father and your mother, as Jehovah your God commanded you, that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land which Jehovah your God gives you. 5:17 [6] You will not murder.  5:18 [7] Neither will you commit adultery.  5:19 [8] Neither will you steal. 5:20 [9] Neither will you bear false witness against your neighbor.  5:21  [10] Neither will you covet your neighbor’s wife. Neither will you desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.
  • Isaiah 11:1-2 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – And there will come out a shoot out of the stock of Jesse. And a branch out of his roots will bear fruit. 11:2 And the Spirit of Jehovah will rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.
  • Micah 5:2 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] — But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, which are little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of you he will come out to me who is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from long-ago, from the days of everlasting.
FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS:
  • ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, BK XVI, 11:7; BK XVII, 7:1; 8:1 – As for Herod, if he had before any doubt about the slaughter of his sons, there was no longer any room left in his soul for it….Alexander also and Aristobulus were brought…by their father’s command, and there strangled….Antipater, who verily believed his father was deceased…hoping to take the kingdom into his hands….Hereupon Herod, when he heard…cried out, and beat his head, although he was at death’s door, and raised himself upon his elbow…and commanded them to kill Antipater [his son]….And now Herod…granted the kingdom to Archelaus.
  • ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, Bk XVII, 9:3 –Now, upon the approach of that feast of unleavened bread…called the Passover….Archelaus thought there was no way to preserve the entire government but by cutting off those who made this attempt upon it; so he sent out the whole army upon them, and sent the horsemen to prevent those that had their tents without the Temple from assisting those that were within the Temple, and to kill such as ran away from the footmen when they thought themselves out of danger; which horsemen slew three thousand men….
  • ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, BK XVII, 10:2:  But on the approach of [the Feast of] Pentecost, a great many ten thousands of men….got upon those cloisters which encompassed the outer court of the Temple, where a great fight was still continued, and they cast stones at the Romans….set fire to the cloisters….hose that were on the roof unexpectedly perished at the same time …and others of them were killed by their enemies.  There was a great number more, who, out of despair of saving their lives…did either cast themselves into the fire, or threw themselves upon their swords, and so got out of their misery.
  • ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, BK XVII, 10:10:  Varus [Governor of Syria and Palestine….crucified on this account two thousand….sent their several commanders to Caesar.
  • ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, BK XVII, 13:2:  But in the tenth year of Archelaus’s government….Caesar, upon hearing what certain accusers of his had to say…both banished him, and appointed Vienna, a city of Gaul, to be the place of his habitation, and took his money away from him.
  • ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, BK XVII, 13:1:  When Archelaus…took away the high priesthood from [Joazar] and put Eleazar his brother in his place….Nor did this Eleazar abide long in the high priesthood, Jesus, the son of Sie, being put in his while he was still living.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA

BAR MITVAH – [Summary] Bar Mitzvah, wherein a Jewish boy was admitted to the congregation of worshippers at age 13, was not introduced until the middle ages, and not formally instituted until the 19th century.  Even then, there was also instituted a confirmation at age 16 or 17.  There is nothing of significance in the Old Testament about the age of twelve. The only significant age is 30 when most men were considered “men.”

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