NAZARETH, AD 8
Much of the excitement that followed the activities of Jesus ben Joseph in the temple at Passover last year has died down. The local lad, who has now turned thirteen, seems content to help his father in the family’s carpentry shop, study advanced reading courses, and practice music.
The family continues to save for his future education in Jerusalem. The question here is: Will Jesus repeat his performance this year at Passover? But the lad will not comment, and the parents, Joseph and Mary, admit they “cannot predict what their son will do.” Meanwhile the family prospers. The hopes of locals that a great teacher-leader will emerge from Nazareth have not yet been extinguished.
Local discussions continue about Jesus ben Joseph, opinions vary as to his status and future
(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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