Do you think Jesus could read and write?

The human part of him…

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  1. Scott says:

    Yes.

    John 8:6b-8
    But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

  2. Brad R says:

    He could also read:

    Luke 4:16-20
    16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

    18″The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and recovering of sight to the blind,
    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
    19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

    20And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

  3. Derek Lidbom says:

    I had Scott’s in mind when I asked it. Upon further discussion Brad’s point came up. Let me think of a better question. 😀

  4. Jon says:

    Wikipedia has an interesting assessment of the issue that considers the question from the “historical quest” perspective, giving adequate equality to both sides of the question.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_Jesus#Was_Jesus_Literate.3F

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