colliric wrote:I agree it was his Bar Mitzvah-type event Hindsite but in those days the "Bar Mitzvah" was not on the birthday and wasn't the "Birthday party" style event it is in post temple times. It didn't technically formally exist.
I never mentioned a Bar-Mitxvah or bithday party. I am not Jewish, so I don't know what they do today, nor do I care.
colliric wrote:Remember that Jews had to go to the Temple for Passover and a few other "compulsory" days.
Yeah, I thought that was what I pointed out.
colliric wrote:But Hindsite that wasn't the tradition and ceremony of Jesus time.
I understand that tradition and religious ceremonies can change over time. Then why don't we rely on what the Holy Bible reveals to determine the tradition and ceremony in the time of Jesus.
I believe we can rely on Luke to provide us with the Custom of the time of Jesus. Luke begins with the following introduction:
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.
(LUKE 1:1-4 NASB)
Luke presents much detail leading up to the birth of Jesus and even gives an account of the baby Jesus being presented at the temple after his circumcision and what happened there. Perhaps he got the information by talking to Mary. Regardoless of how Luke got the information, he is the only one that says Jesus "became" twelve at the time of the Passover. Yes, the Greek word is correctly translated "became" not "was" as the KJV has it.https://biblehub.com/lexicon/luke/2-42.htm