Jesus Family Known to me
Another term for Christians which appears in the New Testament is “Nazarenes”. Jesus is named as a Nazarene in Matthew 2:23, while Paul is said to be Nazarene in Acts 24:5. The latter verse makes it clear that Nazarene also referred to the name of a sect or heresy, as well as the town called Nazareth.
All the family are of Nazareth: Joseph, Mary, Jesus, and the brothers and sisters.
All of them with the Apostle are Galileans.
On Dad Side:
No Grandmother named anywhere, as they do not keep women stats, unless you are a Queen or a very important person.
The New Testament provides two accounts of the genealogy of Jesus, one in the Gospel of Matthew and another in the Gospel of Luke. Matthew starts with Abraham, while Luke begins with Adam. The lists are identical between Abraham and David, but differ radically from that point. Matthew has twenty-seven generations from David to Joseph, whereas Luke has forty-two, with almost no overlap between the names on the two lists. Notably, the two accounts also disagree on who Joseph’s father was: Matthew says he was Jacob, while Luke says he was Heli.
On Mom Side:
According to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. Mary’s mother is not named in the canonical gospels. In writing, Anne’s name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James (written perhaps around 150) seems to be the earliest that mentions them. The mother of Mary is mentioned, but not named, in the Quran.
Panthera is the name of a soldier said by Celsus to be Jesus’ real father and referred to in passages on Jesus in the Talmud and the Toledot Yeshu.
Panthera and Mom Mary parents of Jesus
Joseph (Yosef) the general contractor will become Jesus step father until is dead. Mary is often dressed as a widow. Jesus was 19 year old at his death. Many scholars agree that Joseph, Jesus’ step father, died before Jesus began his ministry. Joseph is not mentioned at all in the gospels during Jesus’ ministry. Joseph’s death would explain why in Mark 6:3, Jesus’ neighbors refer to Jesus as the “son of Mary”.
Mary was married a second time to Cleophas, brother of St. Joseph. [Cleophas is the brother of Joseph (Jesus’ adopted father)]. Levirate marriage is the obligation of a surviving brother to marry the widow of his brother if he died. The corollary is that the widow must marry a brother-in-law rather than anyone outside the family.
Joseph & Mary children or half brother of Jesus
The New Testament describes St. James Apostle, Joseph (Joses), St Judas (Jude) the Twin Apostle, and St. Simon-Peter as brothers of Jesus. (See Apostles) as referring specifically to children born of Mary.
According to the bishop of Salamis, Epiphanius, in his work The Panarion (AD 374–375) “Joseph became the father of James and his three brothers (Joses, Simeon, Judah) and two sisters (a Salome and a Mary or a Salome and an Anna.
Anne and her husband Joachim
Elizabeth sister of Anne, married to the priest Zechariah, Parents of John the Baptizer
John the Baptizer cousin of Jesus, James, Judas and Jose.
- Panthera father of Jesus but not married to Mary.
- Joseph 1st adoptif father who married Mary.
- Cleophas 2nd adoptif father who married Mary.
Jesus Wife and Relatives:
Jesus’ wife Mary of Magdala at Canna wedding
Mary of Magdala who moved from Bethanie sister of Lazarus and Martha.
They had two children, Judas and maybe Sarah.
Joseph General Contractor working as stone mason and carpenter, we see him with Jesus building in Tiberias, at the temple for Herod. Joseph is running a workshop with several employees. We see them in a movie on YouTube making a big door.
Joseph and his family were not poor, and to do business they need to speak Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. It appears, in one of my lecture, that Mary of Magdala was selling fish to Romans across the Sea of Galilee and Jewish people didn’t like it.
By Jewish law all men need to be able to read the Torah starting at 13 year old. Pretty sure that Joseph train is son in the business, so him and Jesus were not illiterates.
Joseph of Nazareth.
- Jesus father Joseph had a business in construction or metal – woods shop.
- Jesus brothers’ James and Peter worked as fishermen and have a fishing business.
- Jesus’ wife Mary of Magdala had a fishing business also, Magdala Nunayya the place of processing fish.
The Ancient Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, is an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century AD, discovered in 1986 on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The remains of the boat, 27 feet (8.27 meters) long, 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) wide and with a maximum preserved height of 4.3 feet (1.3 meters), first appeared during a drought, when the waters of the Sea (actually a great fresh-water lake) receded.
The Galilee Boat is historically important to Jews as an example of the type of boat used by their ancestors in the 1st century CE for both fishing and transportation across the lake. Previously only references made by Roman authors, the Bible and mosaics had provided archaeologists insight into the construction of these types of vessels.
The boat is also important to Christians because this was the sort of boat used by Jesus and his disciples, several of whom were fishermen. Boats such as this played a large role in Jesus’ life and ministry, and are mentioned 50 times in the Gospels, though there is no evidence connecting the Sea of Galilee Boat itself directly to Jesus or his disciples.
With that kind of boat dimension, you need more than two men to make it work, with the cargaison of fish’s.
Jesus Financial Supporters:
Jesus had a group of women funding his mission.
- His wife Mary of Magdala, provided for him from her own means
- His wife uncle Joseph of Arimathea and
- Nicodemus both men of stature and wealth, may have chipped in to help fund Jesus’ ministry.
Women who followed Jesus
In Luke (10:38–42), Mary of Mandela, sister of Lazarus, is contrasted with her sister Martha, who was “cumbered about many things” while Jesus was their guest.
Luke refers to a number of people accompanying Jesus. From among them he names three women: “Mary, called Magdalene, and Joanna the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources” (Luke 8:2-3).
Women witness the crucifixion: Mary, the sister in-law of James and Salome, from far away, roman will not let you close to the crucified, no matter who they are.
Mary mom wasn’t their, she never followed Jesus on roads and place, she was very busy at running her home for her and hubby and little Jose.
The Apostles had a family, wife and children who needed to be fed, clothed, etc. they were not on the roads seven days a week, for three years. They had a business of fishing or other jobs.
- Jesus brothers lived in Bethsaida and Capernaum and was a fishermen.
- Bartholomew unknow
- Judas mentioned a Zealot but this is not a job.
- Matthew a publican or tax collector.
- John a fisherman.
- Philip & Andrew didn’t exist.
Lead by John the Baptizer, here the follower as we know:
- Jesus the Zealot (Reza Aslan)
- Judas twin brother of Jesus, Iscariot was bad translation of the Sicarii, a splinter group of the Jewish Zealots and Apostle.
- John Apostle.
- Peter brother of Jesus and Apostle.
Between the year 66 to 73, the Judean provisional government was formed in Jerusalem including former High Priest Ananus ben Ananus, Joseph ben Gurion and Joshua ben Gamla elected as leaders. Yosef ben Matityahu (Josephus) was appointed the rebel commander in Galilee and Eleazar ben Hanania as the commander in Edom. Lead to the Jewish War, was the first of three major rebellions by the Jews against the Roman Empire, fought in Roman-controlled Judea, resulting in the destruction of Jewish towns, the displacement of its people and the appropriation of land for Roman military use, besides the destruction of the Jewish Temple and polity.
Destruction with the fall of the city of Jerusalem, in 70, and ends with the death of John, the last of the apostles.
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