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The Later Childhood of Jesus

Jesus’ Ninth Year (A.D. 3)  •  The Tenth Year (A.D. 4)  •  The Eleventh Year (A.D. 5)  •  The Twelfth Year (A.D. 6)  •  His Thirteenth Year (A.D. 7)  •  The Journey to Jerusalem

ALTHOUGH Jesus might have enjoyed a better opportunity for schooling at Alexandria than in Galilee, he could not have had such a splendid environment for working out his own life problems with a minimum of educational guidance, at the same time enjoying the great advantage of constantly contacting with such a large number of all classes of men and women hailing from every part of the civilized world. Had he remained at Alexandria, his education would have been directed by Jews and along exclusively Jewish lines. At Nazareth he secured an education and received a training which more acceptably prepared him to understand the gentiles, and which gave him a better and more balanced idea of the relative merits of the Eastern, or Babylonian, and the Western, or Hellenic, views of Hebrew theology.

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