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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 649 Nephil 12-Mar-04 01:47
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 206 Lee McGiffen 12-Mar-04 13:26
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 149 Nephil 12-Mar-04 15:46
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 196 Kboldt 12-Mar-04 16:57
Fictional literature 146 ananda 12-Mar-04 18:18
Re: Fictional literature 171 David L 12-Mar-04 18:50
Re: Fictional literature 193 Nephil 12-Mar-04 20:25
Re: Fictional literature 166 ananda 12-Mar-04 23:12
Re: Fictional literature 349 Nephil 12-Mar-04 23:39
In addtion.... 163 Kboldt 12-Mar-04 17:43
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 182 Cookiemonsters 12-Mar-04 20:43
Re: James can not be the 'real' brother of Jesus 189 Kboldt 12-Mar-04 20:59


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