Monday, 11 August 2008

Jesus played cricket?

So claims the Professor who currently holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities. He points to a passage in the Armenian Gospel of the Infancy, translated into Armenian in the 6th century from a much older lost Syriac original which states:

He (Jesus) would take the boys to the seashore and, carrying the playing ball and the club, he would go over the waves of the sea as though he was playing on a frozen surface, hitting the playing ball. And watching him, the boys would scream and say: 'Watch the child Jesus, what he does over the waves of the sea!' Many would gather there and, watching him, would be amazed.

3 comments:

Ben said...

Acts 2:14 - "Peter stood before the eleven and was bold"

Mike said...

I wonder if he ever played at Lord's?

Leg Break said...

And Judas played for the ICL.