posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 07:55 PM
reply to post by HumAnnunaki
I believe it was the 3rd canonical Greek Gospel ('according to Luke' whoever he was) who stated something in very round figures (see Ch. 3:23) about
the age of R. Yehoshua bar Yosef the Galilean Nazir (Gk: Ho Iesous)
"As for Ho Iesous himself, he was about 30 years old when he began." - which is an incomplete phrase in Greek ..."
which could be construed as 'And Ho Iesous had reached at least the age of 30 (i.e. the minimum age of a Moreh/teacher or Rabbi in 1st century
Palestine) when he started out [his ministry]..."
But all other canonical Greek gospels are silent on this point - the 4th canonical Greek Gospel ('according to John' - whoever he was) seems to
think he was 46 at one point:
'Forty and Six years has this Temple been in the building of it, and you claim you can destroy it and rebuild it in three days? But Iesous spoke of
the Temple of his own Body...'
Which if this confrontational scene was set c. 34 CE, would place the birth of 'ho Iesous' at the time of Halley's comet (i.e. 12 BCE) ;
The author of the 4th canonical Greek gospel ('john the Presbuteros' or 'elder' - whoever that was) had apparently died a very old man (c. 98
years old) and was according to tradition able to be brought into services on a stretcher to give a short sermon since people wanted to touch him
('since he had heard Jesus preach') - one of those who wanted to touch him was Polycarp who (as a 14 year old) met the 'elder' John when the later
was 96+ years old and informed him that R. Yehoshua ('ho Iesous') was 48 years old when he died (i.e. in 36 CE); Polycarp himself grew to be an
'elder' (a presbuteros, or 'old man') when he met the young Iranaeus, later Bishop of Lyons who said he had it from Polycarp who had it from John
the Elder who met 'ho Iesous' in person that 'ho Iesous' was 48 years old when he died...
If he started at 30, he would have preached for, you guessed it, 18 years ! I suspect the 3rd Canonical Greek gospel ('according to Luke' whoever he
was) was wrong (again!) about the man's age - he places the birth after all at the Census of Cyrenius (Quirinius) which took place in 6 AD - and the
1st canonical Greek gospel ('according to Matthew' whoever he was) claims that R. Yehoshua ('ho Iesous') was born during the reign of Herod the
Great who died in BCE 4.
So the 2 Greek Gospel Birth Narratives flat out do not match / contradict each other on this point and on about 12 other points as well if you read
them closely side by side word for word...
But you have to have the patience and the time to do such a study - which is why most persons who style themselves 'Christians' never bother to
look tooooo closely at the text - they might be a little afraid of uncovering uncomfortable little inconcinnities along the way !