The Protoevangelium of James (c. A.D. 120) states that Joseph was a widower who already had a family and thus was willing to become the guardian of a dedicated or consecrated virgin. His children would have been step brothers and sisters of Jesus.
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That bit of nonsense?
Anyone who believes that will believe anything.
That explains a LOT.
Wasn’t the Protovangelium deemed apocrypha? In my opinion—the message of Jesus (Joshua ben Joseph) isn’t diminished by his having brothers and sisters. In fact, I respect him more. Even if he was married—doesn’t cause me to re-think his message of love—If he could do all he did—save mankind and have a wife too—that would prove his godhood.