Papyrus scrap said to reveal miracle by Jesus, when he was a CHILD!

A scrap of papyrus that has been in storage in a German museum for decades has been analyzed, and reportedly documents a miracle by Jesus when he was a child.

It is a report in the Daily Mail that reveals the nearly 2,000-year-old particle of papyrus explains the “vivication of the sparrows” story.

That tale is referred to as the “second miracle,’ the report explains, and is on the particle that had been stored, unnoticed, at Hamburg State and University Library in Hamburg, Germany, possibly since the early 1900s.

The report explained the “clumsiness” of the handwriting led researchers to think ti was part of a writing exercise, but now it is considered the earliest surviving copy of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas.

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That is an assembly of stories about Jesus as a youth, but is not part of the Bible as the church fathers who organized the 66 books chosen for the Bible viewed it as inauthentic.

Further, the Bible, for the most part, focuses on Jesus’ ministry as an adult, containing only a few references to a childhood, including one where he was left behind at the Temple and, found later by Joseph and Mary, asked them whether they knew he would be “about my Father’s business.”

The Mail report explained the IGT story has Jesus, 5, playing in a stream and molding 12 sparrows out of clay.

“When his father, Joseph, notices what he is doing, he scolds Jesus and asks why he would be molding clay on the Sabbath – a Holy day of rest and worship,” the report explains.

“In response, ‘[Jesus] orders the clay figures to ‘take flight as living birds,’ which they do,'” Gabriel Nocchi Macedo, a professor from the University of Liège, Belgium, told DailyMail.com.

Lagos Berkes, a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at Humboldt-Unversitat explained in a statement the document “was thought to be part of an everyday document, such as a private letter or a shopping list, because the handwriting seems so clumsy.”

“We first noticed the word ‘Jesus’ in the text. Then, by comparing it with numerous other digitized papyri, we deciphered it letter by letter and quickly realized that it could not be an everyday document,” he said.

The IGT, is believed to date to the 2nd century, and contained stories about Jesus ages 5-12.

The papyrus is only two inches by four, and has 13 lines of text.

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