Brothers and Sisters of Jesus
Sisters of Jesus
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jesus, Brothers and Sisters of
JESUS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF. In the NT and in extracanonical literature there is mention of Jesus’ brothers and sisters. The question of Jesus’ brothers and sisters has been a point of controversy throughout church history.A. NT EvidenceSeveral NT passages mention the brothers of Jesus (and his
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
SISTERS.—1. Nothing is known positively of these female relatives of Jesus. There is but one incidental reference to their existence (Mk 6:3 = Mt 13:56 αἱ ἀδελφαί αὐτοῦ) by His fellow-townsmen of Nazareth, who were astonished and offended by His assumed claims to be their religious Teacher. The
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JESUS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF. The brothers of the Lord (hoi adelphoi tou kyriou οἱ ἀδελφοί τοῦ κυρίου) are mentioned as a group of believers in 1 Cor 9:5 (also see Gal 1:19, “James”). They are kin in Matt 13:55 (contrast Luke 4:22–24); Mark 3:31–35; 6:3; John 2:12; 7:3–10; Acts 1:14. James is
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