infant Jesus , to her cousin Elizabeth. At the sound of Mary’s greeting, the pregnant Elizabeth felt the infant St. John the Baptist leap in her womb, which, according to later doctrine, signified that he had become sanctified and cleansed of original sin. Mary then said the Magnificat (q.v.).
Mary gave birth to Jesus and he was the son of the daughter of John’s aunt. John was the son of the aunt of Mary , and the aunt of one’s mother is like one’s aunt.”
Epiphanius adds Joseph became the father of James and his three brothers (Joses, Simeon, Judah) and two sisters (a Salome and a Mary or a Salome and an Anna) with James being the elder sibling. James and his siblings were not children of Mary but were Joseph’s children from a previous marriage.
A good starting point for determining the date of Christ Jesus ‘ date of birth is to look at the dates we have in the Bible surrounding the life of John the Baptist , who was Jesus’s older cousin. Jesus was 6 months younger than John the Baptist . We read about this in the first chapter of the Book of Luke.
James, brother of Jesus
|Born||Early 1st century|
|Died||69 AD or 62 AD Jerusalem|
|Venerated in||All Christian denominations|
In Pullman’s version of the story, Jesus has a twin brother named Christ . “I was intrigued, you see, by the difference between the two parts of the name Jesus Christ that we commonly use interchangeably,” Pullman says.
The annunciation to the shepherds is an episode in the Nativity of Jesus described in the Bible in Luke 2, in which angels tell a group of shepherds about the birth of Jesus . It is a common subject of Christian art and of Christmas carols.
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.
The Marriage of the Virgin is the subject in Christian art depicting the marriage of the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph . The marriage is not mentioned in the canonical Gospels but is covered in several apocryphal sources and in later redactions, notably the 14th century compilation the Golden Legend.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.
Mary Magdalene’s life after the Gospel accounts. According to Eastern tradition, she accompanied St. John the Apostle to Ephesus, where she died and was buried. John the Evangelist to Ephesus (near modern Selçuk, Turkey), where she died and was buried.
Seven names of God YHWH . El . Eloah . Elohim . Elohai . El Shaddai . Tzevaot . Jah.
St. John the Baptist was an ascetic Jewish prophet known in Christianity as the forerunner of Jesus . John preached about God’s Final Judgment and baptized repentant followers in preparation for it. Jesus was among the recipients of his rite of baptism .
Possibility #1: Jesus was baptized in order to identify with those he came to save. And Jesus knewthat he too must identify himself with this movement towards God” John’s baptism was part of the people’s turning from sin and turning toward God. Jesus wanted to identify with this turning.
Most modern scholars believe that John the Baptist performed a baptism on Jesus , and view it as a historical event to which a high degree of certainty can be assigned. James Dunn states that the historicity of the baptism and crucifixion of Jesus “command almost universal assent”.