This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at Christianity and the young Jesus. Christianity teaches about Jesus through the Bible, most of which is about his life as an adult. What do we know about Jesus's life as a young boy?
Jesus's life is told through the four books of the Bible known as the Gospels, a word which means "good news". Two of these, Mark and John, begin with John the Baptist announcing Jesus's coming as the Messiah. Matthew and Luke, on the other hand, include some episodes from Jesus's childhood. Most of these are well known from Christmas narratives, such as the arrival of the Wise Men, the angels' announcement to the shepherds, and Mary and Joseph's escape to Egypt with the infant Jesus.
Outside of the events surrounding his birth, the only episodes from Jesus's youth to appear in the Bible, in Luke's Gospel, both concern family visits to the Temple. In the first of these, Mary and Joseph present their young son at the Temple, where he is blessed and praised by a wise man named Simeon and a prophet named Anna. In the other episode Mary and Joseph discover while they are on the way home from a trip to Jerusalem that their young son has been left behind in the city. They return to find him in the Temple, debating scripture with learned men. Luke describes Jesus reminding Mary and Joseph that he is God's son.
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