Jesus describes his true family
While Jesus was teaching, his mother and brothers wanted to speak to him. Jesus said that his disciples were his family.
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Relatives of Jesus
Relatives of JesusVarious relatives of Jesus are the subject both of historical traditions and of legendary imagination in early Christian literature. Historical traditions attest the important role they played in the leadership of the early Christian movement. Legendary developments focus especially
Key passages
Mt 12:46–50

And while he was still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and brothers were standing there outside, desiring to speak to him. And someone told him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers are standing there outside desiring to speak to you.” But he answered …

Mk 3:20–21

And he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they were not even able to eat a meal. And when his family heard this, they went out to restrain him, for they were saying, “He has lost his mind!”

Mk 3:31–35

And his mother and his brothers arrived, and standing outside, they sent word to him to summon him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you.” And he answered them and said, “Who is …

Lk 8:19–21

Now his mother and brothers came to him, and they were not able to meet with him because of the crowd. And it was reported to him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside wanting to see you.” But he answered and said to them, “These are my mother and …

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