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Did Jesus speak when he was a baby?

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2016-01-17 18:41:43

No. The Bible makes no reference to this or of Jesus being in

any way different to a normal baby except for the manner of His



Only two ancient religious texts speak of Jesus at all. The

Bible and The Qur'an.

The Qur'an foretells that Jesus will speak as a baby (He shall

preach to men in his cradle and in the prime of manhood, and shall

lead a righteous life. Sura 3:46) . It later states that Jesus

spoke as a baby stating "I am indeed a Servant of Allah. He will

give me revelations and make me a Prophet." 19:29-30).

The Apocryphal books of the Bible support this story in the

Infancy Gospels. These books were not included in the Bible as it

is compiled today

Talking baby myths are not unique to these two religions. The

Buddha is aid to have walked and spoken immediately after his birth

(circa 600 BCE) saying, after he took s seven steps north "I am

chief of the world, Eldest am I in the world, Foremost am I in the

world. This is the last birth. There is now no more coming to


European myths of talking babies usually source such mystical

event as the child being a changeling.

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2016-01-16 01:45:52

This question in some way supposes that Jesus was different to

other babies and that he had divine powers that would allow him to

do what other babies could not.

However, there is one indisputable reason that Jesus did not and

could not utter intelligible words as a baby. The larynx of a baby

is high in the throat, just as it is in all other mammals, allowing

the baby to suckle and breathe at the same time. As we grow older,

the larynx descends, creating a larger cavity above the larynx,

called the pharynx. Once the larynx descends, we can no longer

swallow and breathe at the same time. It is the pharynx that allows

humans to make the complex sounds necessary for speech. Apart from

all other reasons for a baby not being able to speak, either his

larynx had not yet descended and he could not speak, or it had

descended and he could not suck milk.

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