Jesus' Early Years
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Jesus joined a special group of 12 men and 3 Priests already undergoing training. Among these men was John the Baptist who became Jesus' close friend and admirer.
As a member, Jesus would have been allowed access, by the Interpreter, to the 70 holy books (the Prophets?) which God told Ezra "to show only the wise", which were under the care of this Interpreter or custodian.
After 2 years of additional education and study, at age 30, Jesus earned the right to be called Rabbi, Master and Teacher, and "separating from the habitation of unjust men went into the wilderness".
The habitation he went to, the home of the Rabbis, was called Qumran, located in that part of Israel known as the Wilderness of Judah near the Dead Sea.
|It has been argued that the residents of Qumran could not have been a religious body such as Rabbis because the building does not contain an altar. The reason for this lack, as explained in the Dead Sea Scrolls, is that the residents were so holy that "they could obtain loving kindness for the land without the flesh of holocausts and the fat of sacrifice".||
There is a great deal of controversy these days over the marital status of Jesus.
The Scrolls, Josephus and Philo all make it quite clear that Scribes and Rabbi were unmarried men and, therefore, as a Rabbi, Jesus could not possibly have been married.
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