What is the significance of the Presentation of Jesus in the temple?
The significance of Jesus’s presentation at the Temple is that, for the first time, he is recognized as the Messiah. The man who recognizes him, Simeon, is a devout Jew who has for many years been waiting for the savior of his people. As soon as he sets eyes on Jesus, Simeon knows that he is that savior, the Messiah.
How old was Jesus when Mary and Joseph presented him at the temple in Jerusalem?
The episode is described in Luke 2:41–52. Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover.
When Did Jesus realize he was the son of God?
In Acts 9:20, after the Conversion of Paul the Apostle, and following his recovery, “straightway in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, that he is the Son of God.”
Why is Mary chosen as the mother of God?
She also had the God-given strength to endure the trials that would surely go along with being the mother of Jesus. People that didn’t know her, or God, would not believe that her son was the Son of God. … God knew that Mary would hold strong. God certainly also knew that Mary would be a good mother to Jesus.
What did Mary and Joseph take with them to Bethlehem?
“And they carried a lot of bread. . . . Breakfast would be dried bread, lunch would be oil with bread, and herbs with oil and bread in the evening.” The hardships did not end when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem.
What happened to Jesus in Jerusalem?
In 37 B.C., King Herod restructured the second Temple and added retaining walls to it. Jesus was crucified in the city of Jerusalem around 30 A.D. The Romans destroyed the second Temple in 70 A.D. In 632 A.D., Muhammad, the Islamic prophet, died and was said to have ascended to heaven from Jerusalem.