Jesus’ Life on Earth Prior to His Public Ministry
- Ashley S. Johnson
- 2007 8 May
Jesus, according to the flesh, was the son of David (1 Kings 8:24,25; 1 Kings 11:11-13; Psalms 132:11; Matthew 1:1-17; Acts 2:25-30).
Jesus was born of the virgin Mary in the city of
On account of the decree of Herod, Joseph took the young child and his mother and fled into Egypt, where they remained until Archelaus succeeded his father, after which they returned to Nazareth and resided there (Matthew 2:1-23). Nothing is recorded of Him until He was twelve years old, when he was able to confound the doctors of the law by His wisdom (Luke 2:40-51). Joseph was a carpenter, and Jesus learned the trade and followed it in the city of
Jesus came from
The Temptation and Triumph
Immediately after His baptism He was led away into the wilderness and tempted by the devil. He was tempted "in all points" (Hebrews 4:15)--the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life (1 John 2:16)--but He signally triumphed in every particular (Genesis 3:6; Matthew 3:1-11).
Jesus was subsequently introduced to
Article adapted from the Condensed Biblical Encyclopedia (public domain), written in 1896 by Ashley S. Johnson, founder of