Did Jesus have brothers? Who were they?

August 30, 2009 3:16am CST
I believe that having been born on earth through holy spirit, Jesus had his fleshly brothers and sisters, help me find out who were they. Did they believe in Jesus? Did they put faith in Him?
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
2 Jul 10
I love him and all are his brothers and sisters.
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
23 Oct 09
The word "brothers" was used to signify other relationships, such as cousins, etc. There is no way Jesus could have had literal biological brothers--why on earth would the Blessed Virgin--the Ark of the New Covenant who held the God-Man in her womb for nine months--desecrate her body by carrying children who were created with original sin tainting them? It makes no sense at all.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Those of the Catholic Church believe Mary never had any other children, nor ever knew Jposeph as a husband, but the bible says Joseph didn't know Mary as his wife until after Jesus was born.. Matthew 1:24,25 "..and Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord told him" (trusted) "and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to Jesus." I was impressed with that when I read it, that he never touched her nor expected love from her until the Son of God was born..
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
10 Oct 09
For all of you, Jesus DID NOT HAVE BROTHERS, thats a common mistake on translation. You see in its original language the word for brother also stand for relatives such as a cousin. And Jesus did have cousins(John the Baptist for an example). So when the word brother comes up on the Bible its refering to their relatives. Virgin Mary mantain a virgin before, during and after the birth of JesusChrist
• United States
11 Sep 09
James is a fairly popular one, however, a less popular one believed to be a half brother of Jesus is Jude. I am not sure if he believed while Jesus was on the earth, but he certainly did afterwards, like James.
• United States
5 Sep 09
Yes Jesus did indeed have half-brothers,sisters; the book of James was written by his half-brother. We're not really told of the others names. But James became the first pastor of the church at Jerusalem. During Jesus's life on earth his brothers did NOT believe; but after HIS crucifixion and resurrection, James became a believer.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
30 Aug 09
"....Jesus’ brothers are mentioned in several Bible verses. Matthew 12:46, Luke 8:19, and Mark 3:31 say that Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see Him. The Bible tells us that Jesus had four brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 13:55). The Bible also tells us that Jesus had sisters, but they are not named or numbered (Matthew 13:56). In John 7:1-10, His brothers go on to the festival while Jesus stays behind. In Acts 1:14, His brothers and mother are described as praying with the disciples. Galatians 1:19 mentions that James was Jesus’ brother. The most natural conclusion of these passages is to interpret that Jesus had actual blood half-siblings. " You would have to look those versus up.. Just a quote of a page I saw... I don't have a Bible to look myself.