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So the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"…

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This is either too obvious to leave open or it's unclear what you are asking? –  Jack Douglas May 28 at 14:29
    
@JackDouglas, I don't have my resources with me this morning, but there is a Jewish tradition of groups of venerated rabbis (minimum age being above 50). Some of these groups experienced visions of the great pillars of Jewish faith. I have often suspected that they are saying he isn't old enough to be a member. –  Frank Luke May 28 at 15:44
    
@RoseMattie I like this question, but I agree with Jack in that I'm unsure why you're asking it. Could you add a little background for asking it? Thx –  user2479 May 29 at 6:11
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I believe it's a manner of speaking to say that Jesus wasn't old enough to have known Abraham. They're saying He would have to be 1700 years old to know Abraham and by looking at Him he didn't even look 50, so how did He know Abraham.

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