Jesus starts His Ministry

Jesus was born in Bethlehem which is just south of Jerusalem.

He spent most of His life in a town called Nazareth in the northern part of Israel near the Sea of Galilee. Like all Jewish men, He learned a trade, in His case carpentry, from his step-father Joseph. He would have gone to the local synagogue, the local place of religious learning. He would also have visited Jerusalem up to three times a year, visiting family and friends, including those from his step-father’s side in Bethlehem. Jesus may have become a rabbi.

If the triumphal entry was 10th Nisan AD32 eg 6th April AD32 then Jesus started His ministry in September – November AD28. So He died on the 4th Passover after the start of His three and a half year ministry on the earth.

Jesus started three and a half years of ministry with His baptism near Jerusalem and then made His first trip north.

PERIOD OF OBSCURITY – Judean Ministry. First trip: Jerusalem-Galilee-Jerusalem about two months.

Second trip: Jerusalem-Galilee-Jerusalem about twelve months.

PERIOD OF POPULARITY – Galilean ministry.

Jerusalem-Galilee-Jerusalem about 19 months.


Jerusalem and around the greater Jerusalem area for about three to four months and His death.


His Resurrection.

His Ascension.

Ten days later Pentecost experience on the day of Pentecost, also called Shavuot or Feast of wWeeks.

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