Some scholars believe that Jesus, being a Galilean peasant or worker, probably did not know how to read or write. However, the Gospel of Luke states that Jesus entered a synagogue and began to read the Law in front of those who were there, and the Gospel of John describes Jesus writing on the ground in front of a woman caught in adultery. Added to this is the myth that all males in first century Israel could read and write.
What were the main currents of early Christianity?
What do we know about the lost years of Jesus?
Could there be in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas part of the message of a more authentic Jesus?
Was the Virgin a myth that came from older cultures?
What image did Jesus have of himself?
What is the origin of Christmas?
What is the prevailing philosophical background in the first century?
What can we know about the resurrection of Jesus?
What aspects of Christianity appear in previous pagan traditions?
Did Jesus have brothers?