Some weeks ago, I speculated where Jesus would bat if he played for the Australian test team.
Perseus pooh-poohed this idea and stated Jesus would be a stoner and wouldn’t even watch the match.
Well, I was right and Perseus was wrong, as Dr Abraham Terian points out in this article in the Age recently
Quoting from his Armenian source, Terian says the gospel relates how Jesus, at the age of nine, had been apprenticed to a master dyer named Israel in Tiberias, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
"Jesus is instructed to watch Israel's house and not leave the place while the master goes away on a tour to collect clothes to be dyed. But no sooner has Israel left the house, than Jesus runs out with the boys,'' Terian says.
"The most amazing part of the story of the nine-year-old Jesus playing a form of cricket with the boys at the sea shore, is that he would go on playing the game on water, over the sea waves.''
So, who’s the better theological scholar now then, eh?