My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Luke 2


Due to a census, Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Angels appeared to nearby shepherds, who came for a peak and told everyone about it.

When Jesus was presented and dedicated, a guy called Simeon prophesied over him. He knew he would see the Christ before he died. He also blessed the parents, and a prophetess Anna also prophesied. Jesus grew up.

When he was twelve, they went to Jerusalem, and Jesus didn't come back with his parents, but his parents assumed he was with someone else. It did, indeed make and ass out of us and them, because Jesus was still in Jerusalem, teaching da teacherz. Jesus told his mum, when she found him, that she should expect this, given who he is. Jesus grew up like a good boy, and Mary kept her secrets.

Key verse:
14. Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.

My thoughts:
This verse had been traditionally quoted as "peace to all men". Which isn't true. Peace doesn't come to all.

Notice the prophetess. Women can prophecy too (not an issue for most, but is for some).

The infancy Gospel of Thomas relates a bunch of fanciful stories about Jesus' childhood, but curiously contains an almost word for word transcription of this story of Jesus in the temple from Luke 2.


Anonymous Deane said...

I see there's a synopsis of all the infancy gospels in the 'recent arrivals' section in the central library this week.

10:33 pm

Blogger Pete W said...

Awesome. They can all be found on the interwebs if you look (the texts, not necessarily the synopses)

11:07 pm


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