Light in the West — Jesus’ Lost Years and Joseph of Arimathea in Britain

William Blake’s Joseph of Arimathea preaching to the Britons [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsIn preparation for a trip this summer to Britain, I came across this British TV documentary from 1977. After briefly discussing the possible sources for the Star of Bethlehem, the Magi, it covers at some lenght the traditional British story that Joseph of Arimathea, a tin trader and the uncle of the Virgin Mary, made frequent trips to Cornwal to acquire tin and trade it throughout the Mediterranean as an essential element in the making of bronze.

According to the long-standing tradition, on one or more of these trips, Joseph brought the Child Jesus with him to Cornwall and the West of Britain furing Jesus’ so-called “lost years.”

This video is an excellent overview of the legends:

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