Hi, guys —
Matthew Chapter 13: 55-56 states:
Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his
mother named Mary and his brothers James,
Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters
all with us? Where did this man get all
I know that the word ¨"brother" is
used in the Bible in a different way than
the way we use it today. Abraham called Lot
his "brother" and we know
wasn't his brother.
- Is there any way to explain the true relation
of all these people in Jesus' family?
- What were James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas
in relation to Jesus?
I guess part of the confusion comes from the
fact that there is a "Mary" who
is mother of a "James" and a "Joses":
- Mark 15:47:
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother
of Joses beheld where he was laid.
- Mark 16:1
And when the sabbath was past, Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of
James, and Salome, had bought sweet
spices, that they might come and
- Acts 1:14
These all continued with one accord
in prayer and supplication, with
the women, and Mary the mother of
Jesus, and with his brethren.
I would like to hear from any of you guys.
Thanks in advanced,
was the relationship of James, Joseph, Simon,
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