It must have been confusing to the Rabbis when they considered this man Jesus whom people were saying is the Messiah.
The Rabbis believed Messiah had to be from Bethlehem.
... when he had gathered all the chief priestsBut Jesus's hometown was Nazareth.
and scribes of the people together, he inquired
of them where the Christ was to be born. So
they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea..."
And he came and dwelt in a city calledOr was he from Egypt?
Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophets, 'He shall be
called a Nazarene.'"
When he arose, he took the young ChildNot only that, but they heard that he was illegitimate.
and his mother by night and departed for
Egypt, and was there until the death of
Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the Lord through the prophet,
saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Jesus said: "I am one who bears witness ofSo. There was tremendous confusion over the origins of this man Jesus.
myself, and the Father who sent me bears
witness of me.”
They answered in sarcasm:
Yeah, “Where IS your Father?”
And with sarcasm they threw at him the
insinuation that he was born of fornication:
“WE were not born of fornication; WE have
one Father, God.”
John 8:18, 19, 41
Can you think of anyone in our modern times who's origin cannot be proved? Someone who cannot document anything about his past? No birth certificate? No one from his past who can say they knew him?
Who's son is he?