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 .
Salome was a follower of Jesus who appears briefly in the canonical gospels and in apocryphal writings. In medieval tradition Salome (as Mary Salome ) was counted as one of the Three Marys who were daughters of Saint Anne, so making her the sister or half- sister of Mary, mother of Jesus .
Las Tres Marías , the Three Maries, are the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene , and Mary of Cleofas . They are often depicted at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ or at his tomb.
Jesus was an only child. No brothers and sisters were tugging at Mary’s robe. But Catholicism has long declared that when the Gospels described Jesus ‘ siblings , or the apostle Paul mentioned the “ brothers of the Lord,” the words–translated from the Greek–really meant “cousins” or “relatives.”
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
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 passage adds: “The twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary , called Magdalene , from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna, the wife of Chuza , the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others.
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.
Joanna in the Gospels Joanna is shown as the wife of Chuza, steward to Herod Antipas while being listed as one of the women who “had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities” who accompanied Jesus and the Apostles, and “provided for Him from their substance” in Luke 8:2–3.
Mark 16 refers to a young man, presumably an angel, sitting on the right side. In Luke two men, identified as angels in Luke 24:23, appear standing next to the women. Those who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible argue that these multiple accounts are explained by Mary making multiple trips to the tomb.
Three Marys present at the crucifixion of Jesus; Three Marys at the tomb of Jesus on Easter Sunday; Three Marys as daughters of Saint Anne.
A common Roman Catholic tradition includes six New Testament saints called Mary: Mary, mother of Jesus ; Mary Magdalene ; Mary, mother of James and Joses; (Mary) Salome (who is also identified as the mother of the sons of Zebedee); Mary of Clopas; Mary of Bethany , sister of Martha and Lazarus.
Younger half – brother , son of Mary and Joseph So James and the other ” brothers ” of Jesus are considered by many to be Jesus’s younger half – brothers , born of Mary and Joseph.
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David , indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.
Summary of Jesus’ life He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce. According to Matthew and Luke, however, Joseph was only legally his father.