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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jesus, Brothers of
Jesus, Brothers of The siblings of Jesus represented in the New Testament and beyond. The nature of their kinship relation to Jesus is a controversial topic.
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Mary, Mother of Jesus (Μαρία, Maria). Virgin mother of Jesus. Beliefs regarding Mary’s theological and historical significance, as well as her role in the incarnation, have developed throughout history. The Old Testament and New Testament are foundational to the various literary and theological platforms
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mary (Person)
MARY (PERSON) [Gk Maria (Μαρια); Mariam (Μαριαμ)]. The name of six or seven women mentioned in the NT. The name derives from Heb miryām.1. The mother of Jesus. See MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS.2. Mary Magdalene. One of the most prominent of the Galilean women to have followed Jesus. Although none of the
Mary, Mother of Jesus
MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS. Mentioned by name only in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts, the mother of Jesus is a character of some importance in the gospel of John as well (though her name is never given). She appears by implication elsewhere in the NT also, and becomes a figure of increasing attention in the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Brothers of Jesus
Brothers of Jesus. James, Joses (or Joseph), Simon, and Judas, identified in the NT as members of Jesus’ own family (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3). They are described as visiting Jesus with Mary, his mother (Mt 12:47–50; Mk 3:31–35; Lk 8:19–21), and hearing Jesus’ statement that all who did the will of God were
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Brothers of the Lord
Brothers of the Lord In Mt. 12:46ff; Mk. 3:31ff; Lk. 8:19ff, while Jesus was in the midst of an earnest argument with scribes and Pharisees, His mother and brothers sent a message evidently intended to end the discussion. In order to indicate that no familial ties should interfere with the discharge
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Brothers of Jesus
BROTHERS OF JESUS* James, Joses (or Joseph), Simon, and Judas, identified in the NT as members of Jesus’ own family (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3). They are described as visiting Jesus with Mary, his mother (Mt 12:47–50; Mk 3:34–35; Lk 8:19–21), and hearing Jesus’ statement that all who did the will of God were
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mary
Mary (mair´ee; GK. Maria or Mariam; Heb. marah, “bitter” or “grieved,” or miryam, “rebellion”), a name borne by seven women in the nt, unless two or more are identical.1 Mary, the mother of Jesus. See Mary, Virgin.2 Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10:38–39; John 11:1). She appears
Mary, Virgin
Mary, Virgin, the wife of Joseph, known as “the Virgin” because of her reported virginal conception of Jesus. She is portrayed somewhat negatively in Mark, less so in Matthew, and positively in Luke. She is not mentioned by name in the Gospel of John, though there are several references there to the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Brothers of Our Lord
BROTHERS OF OUR LORD. The NT contains a number of references to the brothers of Christ (Mt 12:46 ff.) and parallels; (Jn 2:12; 7:3, 5, 10; Acts 1:14; 1 Cor 9:5; Gal 1:19). Their names, as listed in Mt 13:55, were James, Joses, Simon, and Judas.Since the days of the early church, the relationship of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Brethren of the Lord
BRETHREN OF THE LORD. Four men are described in the Gospels as ‘brothers’ of Jesus, viz. James, Joses, Simon and Judas (Mt. 13:55; Mk. 6:3). The native townsmen of Jesus expressed amazement that a brother of these men should possess such wisdom and such power (Mk. 6:2–3). On the other hand, Jesus contrasted
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Brothers of the Lord
Brothers of the LordThe four Gospels refer to “brothers” (Gk. adelphoɩ́) of Jesus. While John (2:12; 7:3–10) never names them, Mark 6:3 (= Matt. 13:54–56) identifies them as “James and Joses (Joseph) and Judas and Simon” and indicates that Jesus had more than one sister. The Gospels also agree that
Mary
Mary (Gk. Marɩ́a, Mariám)1. Mary the mother of Jesus. Biographical information regarding Mary is limited. According to Luke, her home is the insignificant Galilean village of Nazareth (Luke 1:26), but Matthew places her in Nazareth only after the birth of Jesus (Matt. 2:1, 23). Both Matthew and Luke
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Brothers of the Lord
Brothers of the Lord. A New Testament phrase (Gk. adelphoí toú kyríou, 1 Cor. 9:5; cf. Gal. 1:19) which has been interpreted to mean Jesus’ actual physical brothers and children of both Joseph and Mary, the children of Joseph and a former wife, or Jesus’ cousins. In favor of the argument for actual
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Brothers of the Lord
BROTHERS OF THE LORD Relatives of Jesus mentioned several times in the New Testament (Matt 12:46, 13:55; Mark 3:31, 6:3; Luke 8:19; John 2:12, 7:3, 20:17; Acts 1:14; 1 Cor 9:5; Gal 1:19), of whom four are named: James, Joses or Joseph, Simon, and Judas (Matt 13:55; Mark 6:3). The word “brothers” is used
Mary, the Mother of Jesus
MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS The virgin wife of Joseph of Nazareth and the mother of the Davidic Messiah, Jesus Christ. Having accepted this exalted vocation, she became the ideal model of Christian faith and discipleship (Luke 1:38, 45; 8:21; 11:28). More than any other woman in history, Mary is one for
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Assumption of the BVM
Assumption of the BVM. The belief that the BVM, having completed her earthly life, was in body and soul assumed into heavenly glory (‘Immaculatam Deiparam semper Virginem Mariam, expleto terrestris vitae cursu, fuisse corpore et anima ad caelestem gloriam assumptam’; definition *Munificentissimus
brethren of the Lord
brethren of the Lord. References to ‘the Lord’s brethren’, who include *James, Joseph, Simon, and *Jude, occur at Mk. 6:3, etc., Jn. 7:3, Acts 1:14, 1 Cor. 9:5. They may have been (1) sons of the Virgin *Mary and *Joseph, born after Christ. This is the most natural inference from the NT, and was accepted
Mary, the Blessed Virgin
Mary, the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Christ. The place accorded to her in Catholic and Orthodox theology and devotion issues from her position as Mother of the Redeemer. She is accounted pre-eminent among the saints (q.v.).In the NT the Blessed Virgin figures prominently in the birth stories