JESUS NOT EDUCATED IN THE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS OF THE JEWS.
WE have already seen that in the early progress of the mind of
Christ every thing was original and direct, and that external occasions were needed
only to bring out his inward self-activity. As we must suppose that his developement
was subsequently continued in the same way, we come at once to the conclusion that
His education for a teacher was not due to any of the theological schools then existing
in Judea. But we can reach this conclusion also by comparing the peculiar tendencies
of those schools with the aims of Christ, with his mode of life and instruction,
and with the spirit which he diffused around him.