Jesus’ several accounts of his life are well explained in the bible, from where he was born, how he was left behind in the synagogue listening to the teachers, to how he became a carpenter, just like his father, Joseph. When he started his ministry, we see that Jesus knew how to read and even right. This has prompted many people to ask, “where did Jesus go to school?”
We cannot exactly know the specific place where Jesus went to school, as the bible does not reveal that. However, Jesus went to school, as he could perfectly read and write, something that he could have learned in school. Additionally, Jesus knew the Old Testament too well, indicating that he most likely went to the synagogues to learn.
So, did Jesus go to school as a child? What did Jesus’ education include? Did Jesus attend a formal school or training? Were there bible schools during Jesus’ time? What were the rules of education during Jesus’ time? At what age did Jesus likely go to school? Read to the end to know the answers to these questions and more.
Did Jesus go to school as a child?
Jesus most likely went to school as a child, just like any Jewish boy would do. In Luke 4:16, we see Jesus returning to Nazareth and reading a scroll he was given during one Sabbath day. This clearly shows that Jesus went to school as a child, as there is no way he could have known to read without attending school.
There is also another possibility that Jesus went to school as a child, as the book of John 8:6 records Jesus writing something on the ground. We cannot assume that Jesus did not know what he was doing when he bent down to write something, as he knew the message he wanted to pass to the crowd in the temple courts that day.
Jesus also went to school, as it was customary for boys to go to the synagogues to be taught. Most scholars reveal several Jewish schools during Jesus’ times where young boys were taken to for learning.