Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Children, ChildhoodChildren were an important part of ancient society. The vocabulary associated with childhood reflects an awareness of the child in its social setting, but that is not related to any understanding of the precise stages of a child’s development (e.g., Mark 5:42 links together two quite
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BOYHOOD (Jewish).—So little is recorded on this subject in the Gospels, or in the NT generally, that we are dependent on other sources for our facts. These sources are chiefly the OT, the OT Apocrypha, Josephus, the Talmud, and modern Eastern life. The first of these authorities is too early, and the
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