Childhood of Jesus

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Jesus grew up in Nazareth. The Bible gives us a little information about his childhood.

Family of Jesus

Jesus had brothers and sisters. Although his sisters are un-named, his brothers were: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas.

Adolescent Jesus

Jesus was taken to Jerusalem for Passover when he was twelve. When they left Jerusalem, his parents discovered Jesus was not with the caravan.

They searched for Jesus, and found him at the temple in Jerusalem. Jesus was with the teachers, who were amazed at his understanding.

The carpenter's son

Joseph was a carpenter, and taught Jesus the trade. Scripture does not indicate what they built, but an early historian claimed they made wooden plows.

Jesus worked as a carpenter until his ministry began. He was about 30 years old at that time. Some believe Joseph died before Jesus began preaching.


Luke 2:39-52
Matthew 13:55-57
Mark 6:3

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