Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph" - A Newer Testament

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A Newer Testament

In Nazareth, one day Joseph, the father of Jesus, found that some villagers were collecting tax for the Roman authority but they did not fully handed the collected money to Roman officers and used the rest of the money for themselves.

So, Joseph accused those villagers of their deceiving act.  However, Joseph was overwhelmed by them to be threatened to kill.  So, Joseph decided to leave Nazareth for Egypt like he had once left Palestine with his wife Mary and son Jesus.  And, at the time, Jesus who had followed Joseph in accusing bad villagers also left Nazareth with His father Joseph.  But Jesus did not flee to Egypt with Joseph, but He decided to go and live in Qumran.  At the time, Jesus was about 13 years old.

As time went by, when Jesus became 30 years old or so, He started His holy mission.

So, that is why some evil priests knowing this past episode involving Joseph and his accusation of some villagers of Nazareth for their deceit with tax money asked Christ Jesus whether tax should be paid or not.

Thais also why when Christ Jesus visited his home village Nazareth for preaching there, some villagers who still held a grudge on Joseph and Jesus mobilized other villagers to push Christ Jesus out of a cliff to kill him in revenge.

But what became of Joseph who had left for Egypt? It is unknown, but most probably he went to Alexandria with a large population of Judaists at the time. Joseph, a carpenter, might have helped Hero of Alexandria who was a great engineer at the time.
Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. He is considered the greatest experimenter of antiquity[1] and his work is representative of the Hellenistic scientific tradition.[2] 
Hero published a well recognized description of a steam-powered device called an aeolipile (sometimes called a "Hero engine"). Among his most famous inventions was a windwheel, constituting the earliest instance of wind harnessing on land.[3][4] He is said to have been a follower of the atomists. Some of his ideas were derived from the works of Ctesibius. 
Much of Hero's original writings and designs have been lost, but some of his works were preserved in Arabic manuscripts.
Indeed, everything is possible for God, so that He must never leave Joseph unhonored.

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Mat 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Mat 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Mat 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.