While his birth, childhood, later years and death are all well documented in the gospels of the New Testament, a question mark continues to hang over how Jesus spent his time between the ages of 12 and 30. This baffling gap spans the period that stretches from his preaching in a temple as a young boy, right up to the point at which, as a grown man, he first met John the Baptist. On Monday 27 December at 8pm, Jesus: The Missing Years explores the 18-year gap that incredibly, nobody knows anything about.
The debate continues to rage over where the young Christ was during these 'missing years'. Some wild theories have claimed that he travelled far and wide, with India and Tibet being possible destinations. Others claim it is far more likely that he remained in Nazareth, leading a humble life working as a carpenter. Now, scholars and theologians are using clues from ancient texts to piece...
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