Fact :Jesus had several half brothers and sisters. At least some of his brothers were named James, Joses, Simon?

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  • 5 years ago
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    Yes, His brother James eventually became one of the elders in the fledgling new church.

  • BJ
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    That Jesus had siblings is clearly indicated in the Gospels. Luke’s Gospel refers to Jesus as Mary’s “firstborn,” implying that she later bore other children. (Luke 2:7)

    Mark’s Gospel reports that some in the city of Nazareth equated Jesus with his siblings, regarding him as nothing special.

    They asked: “Aren’t James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon his brothers? Don’t his sisters still live here in our town?” Mark 6:3, Matthew 12:46; John 7:5.

    Despite what the Gospels say, many theologians maintain that Jesus was an only child. Some suggest that the brothers and sisters in question were actually Jesus’ cousins.

    Others speculate that these siblings were Mary’s stepchildren. But consider: If Jesus were Mary’s only child, would those Nazarenes have said what they did?

    On the contrary, some of them likely witnessed Mary’s pregnancies with their own eyes. They knew firsthand that Jesus was one of many children born to Mary.

    one such theory suggests that the “brothers” in question were stepbrothers sons of Joseph by an earlier marriage.

    This notion lacks substance, for it would actually deny Jesus the legal right of the firstborn to inherit the kingship of David.

    “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us?” (Matthew 1:25; 13:55, 56; Mark 6:3)

    We can conclude from this that Jesus’ immediate family consisted of his parents, four brothers, and at least two sisters.

  • 5 years ago

    Yeah. his other brothers was pedro, arturo and rafaelo. They all work in the landscaping industry.

  • Squid
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Okay. What is your question?

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    Yes Billy Boy, that is correct -

    Now what is your question ???

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