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What Jesus was doing about 2,000 years ago at this time

Much is made about how Jesus lived on earth about 2,000 years ago.

I wonder where he was in life and what he was doing exactly 2,000 years ago.

We’re living in A.D. 2010 (some now prefer the term Common Era). Many estimates say Jesus was actually born around 4 B.C. Assuming that’s true, then 2,000 years ago would’ve been A.D. 10. At this point, Jesus would’ve been about 14 years old, around the age of Bar Mitzvah. It would’ve been two years since he astonished rabbis at the temple by hearing and then asking them very complex theological questions. For us, that 2,000-year mark of Jesus perplexing the rabbis would’ve been in 2008.

I also imagine at 14 Jesus was quietly learning the carpenter trade from his legal father, Joseph, and probably spending a lot of time chuckling at his mother, Mary, scolding his younger brothers and sisters and saying, “Why can’t you be more like Jesus?! He never back talks! Or gives me an attitude! Or disobeys me!”

Richard Zowie is a Christian writer who loves to ask questions. Post comments here or drop a line to richardstwoshekels@gmail.com.

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