The second cycle of stories about JesusJesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More and his ministry concludes with an account of his rejection by the people of his hometown.
Jesus returns to his own country to teach in the synagogueA synagogue is a Jewish house of worship. Jesus often taught in synagogues where he sometimes ran afoul of Jewish leaders. In the book of Acts, Paul and others attend synagogues and teach in them. More at Nazareth. The people question his wisdomWisdom encompasses the qualities of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. The Old Testament book of Proverbs, which sometimes invokes a Woman as the personification of Wisdom, is a collection of aphorisms and moral teachings. Along with other biblical passages, it teaches, "The fear of the... More and his mighty works because they know him to be the carpenter, the son of Mary, with brothers and sisters, and so they are offended at him. Jesus says, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house” (6:4). Unable to do deeds of power there, except healing a few sick people and curing them, Jesus is “amazed at their unbelief” (6:6).