He probably had a childhood like any other child today. The bible doesn't mention his childhood until around the age of 12 when Mary and Joseph made the trip to Jerusalem and Jesus made his way to speak with the elders of a church
Other than the story of his birth, the only mention of his childhood was when he was twelve. His family journeyed to Jerusalem to observe the passover. On their way back it was some time before they realized he wasn't with them. He had stayed behind in the temple. It records that the priests and scribes were amazed at the depth of his knowledge of the scriptures.
Actually ... the committee that chose what books "deserved" to be put in the Bible, purposefully left out a book that talked about Jesus' childhood. (gospel of Thomas) Turns out he was a real brat, and misused his power.
Idk about the bible but it is written in QURAN that he will preach from his infant age, he will talk even when he is infant, he will talk to people like a matured man in his child hood, and will cure people who are suffering from leprosy, blindness, even he will make alive the dead by the permission of ALMIGHTY GOD ALLAH.
I HIGHLY recommend that anyone that wants to have a laugh and have some new questions about religion pop up in their head to watch the movie Dogma by Kevin Smith....although the movie is a comedy and there is swearing in it, Kevin Smith brings up a lot of good points to ponder.....in the movie his explanation as to why we don't know anything about Jesus as a child is because the information was left out on purpose due to the fact that it dealt with his immediate family which included all his brothers and sisters.....
Like said before, except for His short time in Egypt to escape King Herod, Nothing more is said about Jesus until He was twelve, and was in Jerusalem, learning from and teach the elders. In between, I believe He was pretty much a normal good kid, since at the wedding in Canaan, He told His mother His "time had not yet come" for Him to do miracles... He probably COULD have done miracles earlier, because He did turn around after saying that to His mother and did one right there. That's speculation on my part though...
Jesus was born on December 25 He was born in a manger. and beside Him were Mary and Joseph His poster parents. At the age of 12 He became a carpenter . He spent His life preaching and performing miracles. At the age of 33 He died on the cross for our sins and to set us free. On Easter Sunday He rose again from the dead and is with us till this day.
That can only be guessed at since there is no record but it would have been as normal a jewish boys life as possible. Being eldest son he would have had a lot of responsibility toward both his parents and siblings. He would have attended synagogue regularly as well as school probably at the temple. He would have observed the sabbath weekly along with all the other many required rituals. He almost certainly worked with his earthly father, Joseph, until he died then would have become head of his family at Josephs death. Jesus was without sin so he would not have lied, quarreled, been disobedient, etc. so that might have caused issues with other children. Remember also that in the eyes of his community he had been concieved out of wedlock, tho betrothal was the next best thing. Some people may have had issues with him because of that tho. Then there was the fact that, at some point, the community would have found out Mary and Joseph believed they had angelic visitations and that their son was fulfillment of all the Judaic prophesies of a savior and King. We know how much the Jews didnt and still dont believe that. So Jesus may have trouble from some because of that as well. I like to think he had a generally hay childhood but it probably had more than the usual uncomfortable moments because of who he was and peoples reactions to that. On the otherhand he was probably not only very polite and obedient but very friendly and helpful as well so hopefully that gained him many friends as well.
He spoke in the craddle to defend his mother's honour, he informed his friends of what?they had eaten and?stored?up in their houses. He created birds out of clay. These are the miracles that he was given as a child till the age of 33. Besides that, he was a regular jewish boy. It's only at the age of 33 that he started to cure the sick, the blind, and the leper and give life to the dead by God's permission of course.
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With respect, Jesus was like a cuckoo raised in a robin's nest.
Imagine a village carpenter and his wife, uneducated except for some knowledge of their particular crafts, and with a rote smattering of religion, who give birth to a son with one of the most innovative minds of his time.
Joe and Meg were so dim that when they returned from their annual visit to Jerusalem (Luke 2) they didn't even realise that they'd left Jesus behind. So what was he doing on his own? Debating with the priests.
That's not bad for a kid who'd have had no formal education but whose mind was quick enough to cut through the bull-dust and pose a few difficult questions of his own (v. 46-47).
He couldn't have been taught all that stuff. He was a genuine prodigy and we've seen his like performing spectacularly in fields like music, education, and chess. It seems that prodigies are born with an innate ability to discern patterns from minimal data and to extrapolate on them in most extraordinary ways.
So I see Jesus as prodigy living in a robin's nest.