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Well, if you treat the Bible, gospel stories, other texts and myths as a kind of fictional literature, you might be able to cobble together some interesting relationships. Just remember that there is absolutely no real physical or historical evidence that these people ever existed. Many of the stories were written years and many miles and languages apart.

I think it's fun to figure out relationships and lineages in books. Lots of people have done that with lots of books.

Anyway, in the case of the "Mary" and "Joseph" characters, they were married and I see no reason why they couldn't or shouldn't have had other children. In fact, in some of the stories, James is the real, biological son of Mary and Joseph... thus a real brother to Jesus in some sense.

ananda

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James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 493 Nephil 12-Mar-04 01:47
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 160 Lee McGiffen 12-Mar-04 13:26
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 105 Nephil 12-Mar-04 15:46
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 151 Kboldt 12-Mar-04 16:57
Fictional literature 104 ananda 12-Mar-04 18:18
Re: Fictional literature 127 David L 12-Mar-04 18:50
Re: Fictional literature 149 Nephil 12-Mar-04 20:25
Re: Fictional literature 108 ananda 12-Mar-04 23:12
Re: Fictional literature 260 Nephil 12-Mar-04 23:39
In addtion.... 120 Kboldt 12-Mar-04 17:43
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 139 Cookiemonsters 12-Mar-04 20:43
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 129 Kboldt 12-Mar-04 20:59


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