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To: Forward the Light Brigade
"Bible says she was a good wife to Joseph in all ways."

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.

Peace be with you

24 posted on 12/09/2012 3:13:08 PM PST by Natural Law (Jesus did not leave us a Bible, He left us a Church.)
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To: Natural Law
The Protoevangelium of James (c. A.D. 120)

That bit of nonsense?

Anyone who believes that will believe anything.

That explains a LOT.

30 posted on 12/09/2012 3:18:12 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Natural Law

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.


83 posted on 12/10/2012 5:19:47 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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