W here was Jesus when he was a teenager? Was he doing what most young people do or was his path a little different? Western sources are missing these important years. The days of the Biblical prophets were passed. Then one man, Jesus of Nazareth, in three short years, changed the course of history forever. The Biblical account of the life and teachings of Jesus, covers the periods in his life from birth to age 12…and from age 30 to his crucifixion.
Jesus' Lost Years May Finally Have Been Found
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Jesus [e] c. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically , [g] although the quest for the historical Jesus has yielded some uncertainty on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the Jesus portrayed in the Bible reflects the historical Jesus , as the only records of Jesus' life are contained in the Gospels. He preached orally  and was often referred to as " rabbi ". Christian doctrines include the beliefs that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit , was born of a virgin named Mary , performed miracles , founded the Christian Church , died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to achieve atonement for sin , rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven , from where he will return. The Nicene Creed asserts that Jesus will judge the living and the dead  either before or after their bodily resurrection ,    an event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus in Christian eschatology. A small minority of Christian denominations reject Trinitarianism , wholly or partly, as non-scriptural. The birth of Jesus is celebrated annually on December 25 as Christmas.
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The unknown years of Jesus also called his silent years , lost years , or missing years generally refers to the period of Jesus 's life between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry , a period not described in the New Testament. The "lost years of Jesus" concept is usually encountered in esoteric literature where it at times also refers to his possible post-crucifixion activities but is not commonly used in scholarly literature since it is assumed that Jesus was probably working as a carpenter in Galilee, at least some of the time with Joseph , from the age of 12 to 29, so the years were not "lost years", and that he died on Calvary. In the late medieval period, there appeared Arthurian legends that the young Jesus had been in Britain. The use of the "lost years" in the " swoon hypothesis ", suggests that Jesus survived his crucifixion and continued his life, instead of what was stated in the New Testament that he ascended into Heaven with two angels. Following the accounts of Jesus' young life, there is a gap of about 18 years in his story in the New Testament.
Easter approaches, and readers of the Huffington Post should know about the accumulation of evidence that Jesus spent part of his life in India -- which parts, and how long, or even whether this happened, are much-debated by many scholars and religious leaders. Or, as the New York Times said of my film, I've been "sifting through legends, myths and historical evidence in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the life of Jesus of Nazareth from ages 12 to 30" and Jesus' possible travels in India. Everyone is entitled to his or her right to skepticism, but if you fail to accept the challenge of considering this, you will be depriving yourself of knowledge of an extraordinary puzzle.