brothers of Jesus


brothers of Jesus
The natural understanding of Mark 6:3 is that James, Joses, Simon, and Judas were the younger sons of Mary and Joseph. But the wider meaning of ‘brother’ enables those who believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary to hold that James (Gal. 1:19) and the others were children of Joseph (who disappears from the gospels, perhaps because of old age, after the infancy narratives) by a former marriage, or cousins (cf. 1 Kgs. 20:32, REB).

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