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Did Jesus have a brother?

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There are two references in the Bible to Jesus���s brothers and sisters, made by crowds who stand before Jesus. In Mark 6:3, the crowd refers to Mary and Joseph���s children James, Joses, Judas and Simon as Jesus���s brothers.

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In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus rejects his mother, brothers and sisters, and announces that his family are ���those who hear the word of God.��� Some scholars believe this is proof that Jesus did not have brothers and sisters. Others argue that Jesus��� siblings mentioned in the gospels of Mark and Luke are his half siblings. Saint Jerome argued that the brothers and sisters referenced were the children of Jesus��� maternal aunt.

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