Thursday, 29 December 2011

Siblings

http://www.amazon.com/author/dlatkinson

http://completelynovel.com/books/i-have-to-get-it-right--2

15 pages free to view online- use your keyboard arrow keys to move up and down the pages.

Patrick A Steele is an accountant with training in a variety of physical skills who feels the need to right the wrongs in society!











Link to my second book newly released. Same rule as above!

Patrick A Steele is concerned about the influence of the USA on Great Britain! What will he do?









I actually did some editing again yesterday thanks to a friend who has read The 51st State. The surprise was the few alterations needed to be made for which I was grateful and also quite pleased. I am in a position to start altering the manuscript to start uploading to Smashwords which must in some ways point towards masochistic tendencies on my behalf! I shudder to think about that particular meatgrinder.

Nazareth

A final speculative remark on the early years of Jesus must look in the direction of family. A couple of the gospels refer to four brothers and two sisters. The boys were named as John, Joses (or Joseph), Juda and Simon but there doesn't seem to be any record of the girls names. The relationships between these children and their older brother would be fascinating to read about. Reflecting back from his activities later in life it would seem likely that Jesus was assertive and caring with his siblings.
As a small child, no more than a toddler, his life would have been quite unsettled as for a considerable length of time he lived with his Mum and Dad in Egypt. It is believed that he could have been as old as four years before Herod had died and it was once again safe for him to live in Nazareth. He would have learned to walk and talk in a foreign country and, as the first five years of life are extremely important in the establishment of behaviours in humans, this would have had an affect on his personality. For me the actions he was involved in, such as the sweeping aside of the traders in the temple, suggest that not only was he an assertive man but that he also had a temper.
I believe he would have been a great support to his parents in the raising of his brothers and sisters but also very caring towards them. This huge gap in information and the fact that he was one of seven children also gives writers of that particular genre such as Dan Brown space for speculation that he had other relatives, nephews and nieces for example. I believe that it is inevitable that this would have been the case.
I just wonder what sort of a teenager he would have been!

God Bless

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