None of the Evangelists presents the childhood and adolescence of Jesus Christ. We learn about it from apocryphal Gospels, for example, the Gospel of Thomas (or of the Infancy), Protoevangelium of James, Pseudo-Matthew's Gospel, and Arabic Gospel of the Childhood. To what extent are these Gospels reliable?
Only the Gospel of Luke among the canonical Gospels presents the episode from Jesus' childhood where the 12-year-old Jesus talks with teachers of the Law in the Temple, asking and answering questions.
- Fr. Markos Mangasaryan