Readings for February 22nd

“How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studies?” (John 7:15)

We just began the Bible study, “Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus.” I child in Jesus day would have begun memorizing the Torah at age 4 or 5, learning how to interpret Torah at age 6 (like the Catechism), and continued studying until around 12 when most would begin their occupational training most likely with dad. They had a whole lot of Torah long before this day in the temple. I think the listeners would have wanted to know who taught Jesus, what rabbi was responsible. Instead Jesus quotes no other authority except for His Father.

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