On these pages you will discover that during His time on earth, Jesus was not only a Jew, but a trained and qualified Rabbiwho had verified authority to be the leading teacher of His day. Where was Jesus from age 12 when He was in the temple, until we find Him at age 30 being baptized by John the Baptist? Why did they call Him Rabbi? By what authority did Jesus teach in a synagogue? Why did He command such a great following? Says the author, As a follower of Christ, what you are about to discover will help establish a cultural context that will enable you to clearly interpret the teachings of Gods Son.