Life of Jesus – In the Temple
Week 6 – How old was Jesus when he talked with the rabbis in the Temple? 12 yrs old, Luke 2:42
Jesus’ teaching the Rabbis in the Temple in Jerusalem was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. It was also a foreshadowing of his public ministry that would begin at age thirty. Prior to that time Jesus would have attended temple and worked in Joseph’s carpenter shop. The earthly public ministry of Jesus was for three years, from age 30 to 33.
Luke 2:42-47 (NIV)
42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
“46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.”
What are your thoughts about this beautiful picture of Jesus in the Temple?
Personal Application of Lesson: Just as Jesus grew in wisdom and grace we as Believers by Faith are to seek for wisdom and grace from our Lord God.