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Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
Quote: "brothers James & Thomas the Twin"
John 19:25-Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas*, and Mary Magdalene.
Originally posted by Jedi_Master
Brothers and sisters can also mean, brothers and sisters ( followers ) in the word of Christ, Allah, or any religion...
The term "Brother" or "Sister" can also mean follower of the same belief...
Thanks, marg6043. You had a nice selection to pick from. Why has everybody missed the word "FIRSTBORN" in the quote above? I have always believed that Mary had other children, whose father was Joseph. These would have been half-siblings to the one called Jesus.
Originally posted by marg6043
If you analyze this verses from the bible itself it tells you that she indeed had more children but due to the lack of importance in the eyes of the church it was totally by pass, but the church writers because it would not have look good to have others like the “Christ” or sharing the same blood of the “son of god”
"Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him HIS WIFE:
And knew her not Until she had brought forth her firstborn Son: and he called His name, Jesus!"
nowhere however do i recall any discussion of his brothers James, Thomas the Twin, or Jude/Judas.
Did they marry?
Did they have children?
Are there any records?
John 19:25-Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, *and his mother's sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas*, and Mary Magdalene.
Jesus' "siblings" where actually the children of this Mary.
Netchicken; WHY whould jesus entrust his mother to someone if she already had people to look after her?
I posed the Theory that Jesus could have had a Twin Brother (as suggested above). One was for Peace & the Other was for War
Originally posted by stalkingwolf
I think it is in the Dead Sea Scrolls that they reference " Messiahs" plural.
a Civil Messiah and a Priestly Messiah. Someplace I have also read a theory
that the Baptist was the Priestly Messiah
and Jesus was the Kingly Messiah.
Upon the death of the Baptist Jesus' twin acended to the position of Priestly
Messiah, and indeed one of them was executed by the roman government
but which is unclear.