Jewish son of the Law examination of 12-year-old Boy Jesus. By Joseph Costa


Jesus Christ, in His Divinity, has existed from eternity when He was generated, not created, from the Father; but Jesus, in His Humanity, has existed only from when He was miraculously conceived, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the womb, and born, of Virgin Mary - an All Holy, All Beautiful, Full of Grace Jewess who was born immaculate of holy Jewish parents, (saints) Joachim and Anne.

And so Jesus was subject, in His Humanity, to the then religious laws of the Jews, laws that included males being required to become what was then known as, a 'son of the Law,' but only if candidates were successful in passing the requisite examination.

And so the day came when Boy Jesus had to undergo such an examination.

The oral answers given by Boy Jesus below, to the oral examination questions posed by His examiners, have relevancy even today. So let's read on below what Boy Jesus had to say, so that we may all learn and thereby become good if we are bad, better if we are good, which are some of the benefits, fruits, to be derived from reading and meditating on the Gospel that Jesus our Lord God dictated to holy mystic Maria Valtorta.

Pursuant to the vision that Jesus gave to holy mystic and 'victim soul,' Maria Valtorta - the "pen of Jesus," being an invisible observer therein:

 "[Maria Valtorta narrates the vision, being an invisible observer therein:]

 "[Maria Valtorta sees the following, and speaks:]  The Temple [in Jerusalem circa 12 A.D.] on a feast day. People going in and coming out of the enclosure gates, crossing yards, halls and porches, disappearing in this or that building on the various floors, which form the bulk of the Temple.

 "Also the group of Jesus' family go in singing psalms in low voices. All the men are in front, the women come behind. Other people have joined them, perhaps from Nazareth, perhaps their friends in Jerusalem. I do not know.

 "[Saint] Joseph, after worshipping the Most High [God] with all the others at the point, obviously, where men were allowed to do so, (the women stopped on a lower landing), [saint Joseph] parts from the rest and with his Son [Jesus] goes back through some yards, he [saint Joseph] then moves to one side and enters a vast room which looks like a synagogue. I do not know why. Were there synagogues also in the Temple? He [saint Joseph] speaks to a Levite and the latter disappears behind a striped curtain, then comes back with some elder priests, I think they are priests, they are certainly masters in the knowledge of the Law, and they are therefore appointed to examine the [Jewish] believers.

 "Joseph introduces Jesus. First of all, they both bow down deeply to the ten [religious] doctors, who have sat down with dignity on low wooden stools.

 [(Saint) Joseph speaks:]

 " « Here »

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  he says,

 [(Saint) Joseph speaks:]

 " « this in [is ?] my Son [Jesus]. Three months and twelve days ago He reached the age which the Law prescribes to become of age. And I want Him to comply with the prescriptions of Israel. I would ask you to note that His constitution [= Jesus' physique, bodily appearance] proves that He is no longer in His childhood or minority. And I ask you to examine Him kindly and fairly, to judge that what I here, His father, have stated, is the truth. I have prepared Him for this hour and for this dignity of son of the Law.

 " « He [Jesus] knows the precepts, the traditions, the decisions, the customs of the fringes and the phylacteries, He knows how to say the daily prayers and blessings. Therefore, since He knows the Law in Itself and in Its three branches of Halascia, Midrasc and Aggada, He can behave as a man. Therefore I wish to be free from the responsibilities of His actions and of His sins [Jesus, though, never sinned, and nor did His Mother Virgin Mary]. From now on, He must be subject to the precepts and He must pay Himself the penalty for His failures towards them. Examine Him. »

 [Saint Joseph obviously seems to have treated Jesus as being like any other human being.]

[One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'We Will. Come forward, Child. What is Your name?'

  [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « Jesus of Joseph, from Nazareth. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'A Nazarene. can You therefore read?'

[Nazareth/Galilee, at the time, was a demeaned/scorned region of Palestine.]

  [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « Yes, rabbi, I can read the words which are written and those which are construed in the words themselves. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'What do you mean?'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « I mean that I understand also the meaning of the allegory or of the symbol which is hidden under the appearance, as a pearl does not appear but it is inside an ugly closed shell. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'A clever answer and a very wise one. We seldom hear that on the lips of adults; in a child, and a Nazarene in addition!.'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  The attention of the ten [{religious} doctors] has been awakened. Their eyes do not lose for an instant the beautiful blond Child [Jesus], Who is looking at them sure of Himself, without boldness, but also without fear. [Jesus is God.]

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'You honour Your master [Master], who, certainly, was deeply read.'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « The Wisdom of God was gathered in His [God's] just Heart. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}, seemingly also turning towards saint Joseph whom they thought Jesus was referring to:]

 " 'But listen to that! You are a happy man [saint Joseph], father of such a Son!'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  Joseph, who is at the end of the room, smiles and bows down.

 "They give Jesus three different rolls saying:

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'Read the one closed with the golden ribbon.'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  Jesus opens the roll and reads. It is the Decalogue [= the Ten Commandments]. But after the first few words, one of the judges [= one of the ten {religious} doctors] takes the roll from Him saying:

 [One of the ten {religious} doctors commands Jesus:]

 " 'Go on by heart.'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  Jesus continues so sure of Himself, that He seems to be reading. Every time He mentions the Lord, He bows down deeply.

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'Who taught You that? Why do You do that?'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « Because that Name [Lord] is holy and It is to be pronounced with a sign of internal and external respect. Subjects bow down to their king, who is king only for a short time and he is dust. To the King of kings, the Most High Lord of Israel, Who is present even if He is only visible to the spirit, shall not every creature bow down since every creature depends on Him with eternal subjection? »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'Very clever!'

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}, obviously addressing saint Joseph:]

 " 'Man [= saint Joseph - at the time, 'man' and 'woman' were the acceptable, usual terms to address individual men and women, respectively]: we advise you to have your Son educated either by Hillel or Gamaliel. He is a Nazarene. but His answers give us hope that He will become a new great [religious] doctor.'

  [(Saint) Joseph replies:]

 " « My Son is of age. He will decide according to His own will. If His decision is an honest one, I will not oppose it. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'Listen, Child. You said:

 " '« Remember to sanctify feast days. Not only for yourself, but also for your son and your daughter, your servant and your maidservant, even for your horse it is said that they must not work on Sabbaths. »'

  " 'Now tell me: if a hen lays an egg on a Sabbath or a sheep lambs on a Sabbath, will it be legal to use the fruit of its womb, or will it be considered as an opprobrium?'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « I know that many rabbis, Shammai is the last of them and is still alive, say that an egg laid on a Sabbath is against the precept. But I think that there is a difference between man and animals or whoever fulfils a natural act, such as giving birth. If I compel a horse to work I am responsible for its sin, because I force it to work with a whip. But if a hen lays an egg which has matured in its ovary or a sheep lambs a little one on a Sabbath, because it is ready to be born, no, such a deed is not a sin, neither is the egg laid or the lamb born on a Sabbath a sin in the eyes of God. »

  [It seems to me that a man might sin in how he may treat an animal.]

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'But why, if every kind of work is a sin on Sabbaths?'

 [This erroneous belief by the ten religious doctors, might help us understand why, later on, the scribes and pharisees relentlessly pursued Adult Jesus with their false accusations that He had not respected the Jewish Sabbath, and so slandered Him that He was sinner. Jesus NEVER sinned when He was on earth.]

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « Because to conceive and give birth correspond to the will of the Creator and comply with the laws which He gave to every creature.

 " « Now, the hen does nothing but obey the law according to which after so many hours of growth an egg is complete and ready to be laid, and the sheep also obeys the laws laid by Him Who created everything, according to which laws twice a year when springtime is on the meadows in bloom, and when the trees in the forest lose their leaves and men muffle themselves up because of the intense cold, sheep should mate so that later they may give milk, meat and nourishing cheese, in the opposite seasons of the year, that is in the months when the toil for the crops is harder or the bleakness is more painful because of frostbite.

 " « If therefore a sheep, when its time is up, gives birth to a little lamb, oh! little lamb can certainly be sacred also on an altar, because it is the fruit of the obedience to the Creator. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'I would not examine Him any further. His wisdom is greater than the wisdom of grown up people and is really surprising.'

 " 'No. He said that He is capable of understanding also the symbols. Let us hear Him.'

 " 'First, let Him say a psalm, the blessings and the prayers.'

  " 'Also the precepts.'

  " 'Yes. Repeat the Midrasciot.'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  Jesus repeats a long litany of « Don't do this. don't do that. » without any hesitation. If we [men] were still obliged to keep all those limitations, rebels as we are, I am sure that no one would be saved.

 [Today's voluminous Catechism of the Catholic Church, and today's voluminous canon laws, were not in existence when Maria Valtorta had received the vision herein. Sadly, some clergy today relish treating canon 212 indecorously.]

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'That is enough. Open the roll with the green ribbon.'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  Jesus opens it, and He is about to read.

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

" 'Further on, yes, further on.'

 "[Maria Valtorta continues:]  Jesus obeys.

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

" 'That is enough. Now read and explain it, if You think there is a symbol.'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « In the Holy Word [= the Holy Bible], it [= symbol] is seldom missing. It is we [including especially the haughty religious theorists] who cannot see and apply it. I read: Fourth Book of the Kings, Chapter twenty-two, verse ten:

 " « 'Then Shaphan, the secretary, informed the king [= king Josiah: see PS below for further particulars] saying: "Hilkiah, the High Priest, has given me a book';" and Shaphan read it aloud in the king's presence. On hearing the contents of the Law of God, the king tore his garments, and gave the following.' »  [RSV - II Kings 22.10-12]

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'Read after all the names.'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus continues:]

 " « '. the following order: Go and consult Yahweh [God], on behalf of me and the people, on behalf of the whole of Judah, about the contents of this book that has been found. Great indeed must be the anger of Yahweh blazing out against us because our ancestors did not obey what this book says, by practising everything written in it.' »  [RSV - II Kings 22.13]

 [This blazing of God's anger seems also to apply to today's humanity: haughty, rebellious, that refuses to repent and believe that the corona virus plague is a divine chastisement - as explained by me previously, elsewhere.]

  [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'That is enough. This happened many centuries ago.

 [This is a downplaying, a minimising, of the open sinfulness, that we read below in PS, of then Judah that had 'lost the faith' in the true only God, and thus went after, and worshipped, pagan gods - as many people likewise do today, thereby provoking the Lord to anger.]

 " 'Which symbol do You find in an event [= a very severe event: looming divine punishment - see PS below] of ancient history?'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

 " « I find that time cannot be related to what is eternal. And God is eternal and our soul is eternal, and the relation between God and our soul is also eternal. Therefore the thing that gave rise to a punishment then, is the same thing that gives rise to punishment now [then, in ancient times; and also now in 2020, in today's current times], and the effects of the fault are the same. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

" 'That is?'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

" « [Then ancient] Israel [as well as today's 2020 humanity] is no longer acquainted with the Wisdom, which comes from God. It is to Him, and not to poor men, that we must apply for light, and it is not possible to have light if there is no justice and loyalty to God. That is why men sin, and God, in His anger, punishes them. »

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

" 'We are no longer acquainted? But what are You saying, Child? And the six hundred and thirteen [613] precepts?'

 [12 year old Boy Jesus replies:]

" « The precepts exist, but they are mere words. We know them but we do not practise them. That is why we are not acquainted with them. This is the symbol: every man, in every period of time, must consult the Lord to know His will and comply with it to avoid drawing His anger on himself. »

 [King Josiah did consult the Lord, but very much too late - see PS below.]

 [One or more of the ten {religious} doctors speak{s}:]

 " 'The Child is Perfect.  [Of course! Jesus is God: Perfect, Infinite, Almighty.]  Not even the trap of the tricky question has upset Him in His reply. Let us take Him to the real synagogue.'

"[Maria Valtorta continues:]  They go into a larger and more splendid room. The first thing they do there is to shorten His Hair. His big Curls are picked up by Joseph. They then tighten His red tunic with a long band turned several times round His Waist, they tie some little fringes to His Forehead, Arm and mantle. They fix them on with a kind of studs. They then sing psalms, and Joseph praises the Lord with a long prayer invoking all blessings on his Son.

 "The ceremony is over. Jesus goes out with Joseph. They go back to where they came from, they join their male relatives, they buy and offer a lamb; then, with the slaughtered victim, they reach the women.

 "Virgin Mary kisses Her [Boy] Jesus. It seems She has not seen Him for years. She looks at Him, now that He is more manly in His clothes and in the style of His Hair, She pats Him.

  "They go out and it all ends here."

Sweet loving, adorable Jesus Christ continues to be, now and in eternity, true God and true Man.

Saint John says to us:

"Let those who blaspheme by saying that Christ was not true God and true Man cease to blaspheme out of mercy on their souls."  [Implicit punishment not revealed.]

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.

The foregoing is pursuant to the Gospel that Jesus dictated to Maria Valtorta, the Holy Bible, and my analysis.

All for the glory of Jesus our Lord God and Master.


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