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Joseph (husband of Mary)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Joseph, Husband of Mary
Joseph, Husband of Mary (Ἰωσηφ, Iōsēph). The husband of Jesus’ mother, Mary (Matt 1:16; Luke 1:26–7), and the son of Heli (Luke 3:23) or Jacob (Matt 1:16) in the line of David (Matt 1:20; Luke 2:4). Jesus is called the “son of Joseph” (Luke 3:23; 4:22; John 1:45; 6:42) or the “son of the carpenter” (Matt
Joseph, Son of Jacob
Joseph, Son of Jacob The first son of Rachel (Gen 30:22–24); he was set apart among the sons of Jacob—favored by his father and despised by his brothers (Gen 37:2–4). Joseph is one of the central figures in the narrative of Jacob’s family contained in the final chapters of Genesis (Gen 37–50).Joseph
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joseph (Person)
JOSEPH (PERSON) [Heb yôsēp (יֹוסֵף)]. Several persons in the OT, Apocrypha, and NT bear this name.1. See JOSEPH, SON OF JACOB.2. The father of Igal, the individual selected from the tribe of Issachar to spy out the land of Canaan (Num 13:7).3. A Levite who was one of the “sons of Asaph” (1 Chr 25:2,
Joseph, Husband of Mary (Person)
JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARY (PERSON) [Gk Iōsēph (Ἰωσηφ)]. The supposed father of Jesus and husband of Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 3:23; Matt 1:16).There are several important issues to discuss regarding Joseph, the husband of Mary. First, Joseph is mentioned in Matthew, Luke, and John but does not
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joseph
Joseph. 1. Jacob’s 11th son and the firstborn son of Rachel. Rachel named the boy Joseph, meaning “May he add,” expressing her desire that God would give her another son (Gn 30:24).Nothing more is said about Joseph until, at the age of 17, he is seen tending his father’s flocks with his brothers (Gn
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Joseph
Joseph jośəf, jōʹzəf [Heb. yôsēp̱-‘may he add’ (i.e., may God add posterity), yeehôsēp̱ (Ps. 81:5 [MT 6]); Gk. Iōsēph, Iōsēs (e.g., TR Mt. 13:55; Mk. 6:3)].
Joseph Husband of Mary
Joseph Husband of Mary[Gk Iōsēph] (Mt. 1:16ff.; 2:13, 19; Lk. 1:27; 2:4, 16; 3:23; 4:22; Jn. 1:45; 6:42). Joseph appears only in the narratives of the infancy and boyhood of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The Gospel of Mark lacks any mention of him, and the Gospel of John mentions him only
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Joseph
JOSEPH1. Jacob’s 11th son and the firstborn son of Rachel. Rachel named the boy Joseph, meaning “may he add,” expressing her desire that God would give her another son (Gn 30:24).Nothing more is said about Joseph until, at the age of 17, he is seen tending his father’s flocks with his brothers (Gn
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joseph
Joseph (joh´sif).1 The older son of Rachel, who was the favorite wife of Jacob (Israel), ancestor of the Israelites. Thus, Joseph’s descendants form one of the original twelve tribes of Israel (Gen. 49:22–26), but the tribe of Joseph divided into Ephraim and Manasseh after Levi left the tribal structure
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Joseph
JOSEPH1. The eleventh son of Jacob and the first son of his favorite wife Rachel, after her sister Leah had borne Jacob six sons and a daughter. Long barren and desirous of children, Rachel named her first son Joseph (Heb. yôsēp, yhôsēp), “May He (i.e., the Lord) add,” as she explains, “May the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joseph
Joseph (Heb. yôsēp̱, yĕhôsēp̱; Gk. Iōsḗph, Iosḗs) (also JOSES)1. The 11th son of Jacob and the older son of Rachel. Rachel, the wife whom Jacob loved, was barren for a long time before giving birth to Joseph (Gen. 29:31–30:21). Her words upon giving birth to Joseph reflect the two possible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Joseph
Joseph [jōˊsəf] (Heb. yôsēp̱, yahôsēp̱ “may [God] add [posterity]”).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Joseph
JOSEPH יוסףI. In biblical genealogical tradition Joseph is the son of →Jacob and →Rachel (Gen 30:22–24). His name is a hypocoristicon, presumably of *yôsîp-ʾēl/DN like yôsîpyāh (Ezra 8:10). Tradition preserves two explanations of his name, the one linking it to the root ’sp (Gen 30:23 E?), the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Joseph
JOSEPH The name of several important men in Scripture. See individual entries.1. Joseph.2. Joseph, the husband of Mary.3. Joseph, brother of Jesus.4. Joseph of Arimathea.5. Joseph Barsabbas.
Joseph, the Husband of Mary
JOSEPH, THE HUSBAND OF MARY (Hebrew, “may he [the Lord] add”) The husband of Mary and the legal father of Jesus. He was a member of the tribe of Judah who stood in the royal line of David (Matt 1:2–16). Characterized as a just or righteous man (Matt 1:19), he was a “carpenter” by trade (Matt 13:55; Mark
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Jacob Father
Mary Wife
Jesus Son
James Son
Judas Son
Joses Son
Simon Son
Matthan Grandfather
Heli Relative
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