24 Oct Facts about Jesus you did not know
Jesus was born earlier than we thought
In Our present calendar, which starts from the time Jesus Christ was born, A.D. meaning anno domini, in Latin for “in the year of our Lord,” is incorrect. As we know from the Roman historians that King Herod died about 4 B.C., but Jesus was born when King Herod was still alive. Even so, the debate about the date continues, the census mentioned in Luke 2:2 occurred in about 6 B.C. taking these and the other details into consideration, Jesus Christ was born between the time 6 and 4 B.C.
Jesus protected the Jews during the exodus
Ae we all know the Trinity always works together. When the Jews escaped from the Pharaoh, as detailed in the book of Exodus, Jesus sustained them in the forest. The apostle Paul revealed this truth about this in 1 Corinthians 10:3-4: “They all ate the same divine food and drank the same divine drink; for they drank from the divine rock that led them, and that rock was Christ.”
Jesus was not just a carpenter
Mark 6:3 mentions Jesus, a “carpenter,” but it’s likely he possessed a wide range of construction skills, and with the ability to work in stone, wood, and metal. The Greek translated the word carpenter as “tekton,” an ancient term heading back to the poet Homer, around 700 B.C. While some scholars noted that wood was rare in Jesus’s time and most houses were made from stone. Under the guidance of his step-father Joseph, he has traveled throughout Galilee, building synagogues and other various structures.
Jesus spoke three, possibly four languages
As we all know, in the gospels that Jesus spoke Aramaic, the common language of ancient Israel and because some of his Aramaic words were recorded in the Scriptures. As a devout Jew, he also spoke the Hebrew language, which was used in the prayers within the temple. However, many synagogues used the Septuagint, which are the Hebrew Scriptures translated into the Greek language. When Jesus spoke in Gentiles, he may have conversed in Greek, the commerce language of the Middle East at the timeline. However, we don’t know for sure, that he may have talked with a Roman centurion in Latin.
Jesus could be amazed
In two occasions, Jesus showed great surprise, he was amazed at the people of Nazareth’s lack of faith in him and could no miracles there, and the great faith of a Roman centurion also amazed him. The New American Standard Bible tells us that Christ “emptied” himself, while the later ESV and NIV versions of the bible says that Jesus “made himself nothing.” The controversy is still going on over what this emptying of divine power means, but we can ensure that Jesus was both fully God and fully man in his incarnation.