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Jesus’ Brothers
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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.
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 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
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
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Brothers of Our Lord
BROTHERS OF OUR LORD. In Matt. 13:55 “James and Joseph and Simon and Judas” are named as the brothers of Jesus, whereas sisters are mentioned in v. 56. The sense in which the terms “brothers and sisters” are to be taken has been a matter of great discussion, some contending that they are to be regarded
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brothers, Lord's
BROTHERS, LORD’S — Jesus’ half-brothers, sons of Mary and Joseph. In 1 Corinthians 9:5 Paul mentions in passing the ministry of “the brothers of the Lord.” Also, in Galatians 1:19 Paul calls James “the Lord’s brother.” The gospels list four brothers in all—“James, Joses (or Joseph, NASB, REB, NIV, NRSV),
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