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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE - Chapter 2 - Verse 42

Verse 42. Twelve years old. All males among the Hebrews were required to appear three times a year before God, to attend on the ordinances of religion in the temple, and it is probable that this was the age at which they first went up to Jerusalem, Ex 23:14-17; De 16:16.

To Jerusalem. Where the feasts of the Jews were all held. This was a journey from Nazareth of about 70 miles.

After the custom of the feast. According to the usual manner of the feast.

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