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BROTHERS OF JESUS II
"... and she gave birth to her firstborn son."
Luke 2:1 - 14.7
In Mosaic Law the first male child in a family had certain rights and obligations.
Luke was pointing out that Jesus had these rights and   obligations! Not that Jesus
was the first of a large family.!
Matthew 12:47."Someone told Him, 'Your Mother and your brother's are standing outside,
asking to speak with you."
"Some" believe that Jesus had siblings due to this statement.
We know that even today when we translate from one language to another we sometimes
lose the meaning in the translation! In the time of Jesus the Hebrew language had only
one word for brothers or cousins, so the translation could have meant close  or distant,
relatives! 6:3; "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses..."
Notice the word "the" {THE SON} one son, the writer would have said, "one of the sons of
Mary", not son!

In depth explanation [Matthew 13:55-56]   "Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his
mother called Mary? And are not his bretheren James, and Joseph, and Simon, and
Judas? And are not all his sisters with us?"
In all the Gospel accounts of Jesus' death women were present.
Mary Magdalene's name is found in each account .                           
And there is another Mary.[Mt. 27:55, 28:1]the mother of James and Joseph is mentioned.
[Mk. 15:40, 16:1] Mark 15, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses and in
Mark 16, Mary the mother  of James [Lk. 24:10] the mother of James [Jn. 19:25] mother's
sister, Mary the wife of Clopas. (SHE WOULD BE A RELATIVE OF JESUS] about this...
THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING... "His mother's sister Mary"! "His mother's sister Mary"!   
That would mean according to Scripture that Mary's parents named two of their daughter's
Mary!
It is possible that Mary, the wife of Clopas: which is also Jesus' RELATIVE, is the same
Mary found in all the Gospel accounts of Jesus' death! In all the Gospel accounts another
Mary is mentioned, in every Gospel she is mentioned as the mother of James, except the
Gospel of John! In John's account he uses the more familiar term of the sister of Mary,
which he would know because we know from Scripture as well as oral tradition that Mary,
the mother of Jesus; went to live with the Apostle John after the Crucifixion!

We could also conclude that THIS Mary,  is the mother of the so-called bretheren of Jesus,
mentioned in Matthew 13:55. THAT WOULD MAKE JAMES AND JOSEPH THE COUSINS
OF JESUS!
If Jesus had brothers, His statement to His Mother in the Gospel of
John 19:26-27, "behold your son...Then He said to the
disciple,"Behold your mother." This would have been a grave insult
to His real brothers, that is, to give the care of their mother to a
non-relative.
Catholics know that this was Jesus' way of giving His mother to the
Church that he established.

By calling Mary "ever virgin", Tradition is saying that after conceiving Jesus
in virginity Mary always remained a virgin, abstaining from all conjugal
relations. This also implies that the birth of Jesus left intact the virginity of
His Mother.          
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