Blogging My Thesis: Origen on the Questions of Jesus


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While the Gospel of Luke’s portrayal of a questioning Jesus has largely been ignored by many (most) contemporary scholars, Origen at least recognized the fact that interrogation was part of Jesus’ pedagogy. Commenting on the young Jesus’ presence in the Temple in the Gospel of Luke (2:41-52), Origen explains:

Because he was a small child, he is found ‘in the midst of teachers,’ sanctifying and instructing them. Because he was a small child, he is found ‘in their midst,’ not teaching them but ‘asking questions.’ He did this because it is appropriate to his age, to teach us what benefits boys, even if they are wise and learned. They should rather hear their teachers than want to teach them and not show off with a display of knowledge. He interrogated the teachers not to learn anything but to teach them by his questions. From one fountain of doctrine…

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