Even in the those days there were "editors", and many added or left out parts of the original texts when they reproduced them. Who knows?
I did not mention that story in order to spark any kind of religion or history debate. I was only referring to being called a "Sheep Boy". I thought it was pretty funny, and it just brought to mind another "Sheep Boy", and I've always thought that the story was pretty cool.
I also referred to it is as "A very old story." I did not say it is fact or fiction. Proving either without a doubt would be very difficult, if not impossible.
I did not quote the Bible, only paraphrased the story.
I've been away for a couple days, and I found it very interesting the discussions that one little comment seemed to generate.