Did Jesus Need to Memorize the Scripture of his Day? Or did he simply know everything?
Did Jesus hunger? Did Jesus thirst? It’s a sad day for evangelicals when Christians actually think such questions. It means without a doubt that the church is failing in presenting a robust understanding of Jesus as both human and God, a complete portrait of the second person of the Trinity.
If Jesus were human and actually did grow in knowledge like the evangelist Luke informs us (Luke 2:52), then it’s a given that Jesus had to have memorized Scripture. That he, like other Jewish boys, was taught the Hebrew Bible and expected to memorize large chunks of it that would make a modern American pull their hair out. Jesus actually had to learn. Jesus depended on his mother for milk and comfort and was needy. As Gordon Fee said, Jesus wore diapers.
I have been in the church all my life (many years I went reluctantly) but never once in…
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