CAPERNAUM, AD 26 The career of the alleged Messiah, Jesus ben Joseph, seems to have quietly fizzled out. Jesus has gone back to work at the Zebedee boat shop. After Jesus conducted a quiet synagogue ceremony before an expectant audience, he withdrew from public sight. Some thought the synagogue talk indicated that the Cana wine “miracle” episode was over-estimated, and may not have been a miracle at all. But Jude, the youngest brother of Jesus, declared: “I believe that Jesus is indeed the Deliverer. I admit that at times I cannot understand his actions. Nonetheless, I heard the voice at the Jordan, and I totally believe in Jesus, my father-brother.”
Jesus’ brother James also defended the would-be Messiah, declaring: “Jesus is aware that this is a generation that will demand wonders as the proof of his identity. It may take time, but I believe people will eventually recognize that the credentials of Jesus are in his revelation of God’s love.” When reached at the Zebedee boat shop, Jesus characteristically declined comment.
(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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