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Jesus leaving home
Jesus leaving home
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"10 When Issa had attained the age of thirteen years, the epoch when an Israelite should take a wife,
11 The house where his parents earned their living by carrying on a modest trade began to be a place of meeting for rich and noble people, desirous of having for a son-in-law the young Issa, already famous for his edifying discourses in the name of the Almighty.
12 Then it was that Issa left the parental house in secret, departed from Jerusalem, and with the merchants set out towards Sind, "

Text excerpt from The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ

In this age of high population densities, traffic congestions, and all the exciting movies together with fun video games to see and play, it is hard for many of us to understand marriage for 13 year olds (still practiced by some cultures of the world). However, since life expectancy was so low during those centuries, (death by 30-45 is common), young teens getting married and having children early make sense.

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