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Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters?

The Answer from Your Bible!


Frank Nic. Bazsika 2013

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Did the historical real Jesus of the Bible have any brothers and sisters? Many would be surprised and stunned to learn the Truth of the actual household size of Mary and Joseph,-Jesus mother and (step) father. Many believe,-and would have you believe,-that Mary was a virgin prior to Jesus birth and remained so for the rest of her life never producing any other children. Is that biblically accurate or a manmade tradition? What do men,-and that includes religious types,-like to do? Why they like to twist and alter facts to fit their traditions and or theories! They can take a simple statement as; Hey Bobby,-your mother, brothers and sisters are outside waiting to talk to you!,-and attempt to make you believe this wasnt a statement about Bobbys real family but about those that loved Bobby being called his brothers and sisters (omitting the mother). Quite an incredulous attempt would not you agree? But this fallacy has been palmed off on mankind for almost two thousand years with a blind acceptance by the masses. For this brief study on this topic we will not get into any human discussion or postulations. I will simply present the biblical statements (verses) and you may read them and allow the Bible to explain and tell you the Truth on the matter. A good study habit would be to go directly to your Bible and read the verse(s) for yourself and also the context,-the verses preceding and following the quoted verse(s). Be of the same attitude employed by the Bereans, - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (Act.17:11)

While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, His mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told Him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to You." (Matt.12:46-47) "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't His mother's name Mary, and aren't His brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? (Matt.13:55) (note; Joseph=Joses) Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons. (Matt.27:56) When His family heard about this, they went to take charge of Him, for they said, "He is out of His mind." (Mrk.3:21) (note; family accurate translation see v.31) Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call Him. A crowd was sitting around Him, and they told Him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for You. (Mrk.3:31-32) Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him. (Mrk.6:3) After this He went down to Capernaum with His mother and brothers and His disciples. There they stayed for a few days. (John2:12) When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave Him the name Jesus. (Matt.1:24-25) I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother. (Gal.1:19) Later James and Jude two of Jesus brothers wrote scripture themselves and James was evidently a chief if not head apostle of the early church in Jerusalem. Study the above scriptures and arrive at your own conclusion on the subject. That is the proper way to learn the Truth,-that is by allowing the scriptures to be your authority rather than the opinions or traditions of men. (authors note; translation from the New International Version unless otherwise stated.) (authors observations; After Mary gave birth to Jesus,-Joseph her husband, later consummated his marriage relationship with her. Mary then gave birth to four sons,-all named,-and at least two, but possibly three, sisters (sisters plural). Jesus was also a carpenter as His father Joseph was (carpenters in those days were more like our modern day home contractors) and after the passing of Joseph became head of the family business.

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Hes out of His Mind!


(Mrk.3:21)