Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
at which the Jews were surprized, saying, how came be acquainted with the scriptures, a man of no education?
is not this, said they, Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how comes he then to say, I came down from heaven?
and when he was come into his native country, he taught them in their synagogue, in such a manner that they cry'd out with astonishment, how came this man by all this wisdom, and extraordinary power?
is not he the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, of Juda and Simon? are not these his sisters, who are here with us? and they were scandalized at him.
They all applauded him, and were surprized, that what he said, was delivered with so much grace. but they objected, is not this the son of Joseph?
some said, this is the Messias. but said others, shall the Messias come out of Galilee?
they answered him, in Bethlehem of Judea: for these are the words of the prophet;
in his humiliation he was judged, he was taken off: and who shall describe the men of his time? for the land has taken away his life."