On Thu, 21 Mar 1996 [log in to unmask] wrote:
> I don't want to extend this discussion unduly, but nobody has
> mentioned as yet that nothing is known of Jesus' life between the
> ages of 12 (precocious encounter with scribes) and 30 (start of
> ministry). He almost certainly travelled about the known world
> ("And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains
> green?") and could have obtained schooling in anything there was to
> learn. (Visits to Tibet?). He had supernatural powers anyway, so
> Greek would've been pi to him.
I vaguely recall reading somewhere that in the Talmud the Rabbis had said
something about that man having been to Egypt and having on his body the
marks (tatoos) of initiates into the Egyptian religion. His followers
certainly adopted or maybe I should say retained more than enough
Caananite and Helenistic paganism that he would not have to go as far
afield as Egypt. Visit to Tibet? Doubt it. Supernatural powers? No more
than the next person.