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    06 May '14 08:45
    How many children is Mary thought to have had with Joseph after Jesus was born? What is recorded about their lives?
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    06 May '14 09:11
    Originally posted by FMF
    How many children is Mary thought to have had with Joseph after Jesus was born? What is recorded about their lives?
    It is all speculation. Some say none. Some say Joseph had children by a previous marriage or adopted children. But there is no clear record.
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    Originally posted by RJHinds
    But there is no clear record.
    Of course there isn't. Not many things are recorded about the family of Mr Christ. It's all about legends and myths.
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    06 May '14 13:16
    Originally posted by FMF
    How many children is Mary thought to have had with Joseph after Jesus was born? What is recorded about their lives?
    Mark 6:3 says that there were four male siblings, named James, Joses, Juda, and Simon, and unnamed sisters (plural). Some interpreters will say these were figurative siblings, not biological relations, depending on how strictly one takes Mary's supposed virginity (i.e., that it applied only to Jesus' birth or that she remained a virgin until her death).

    For a full treatment, see James. D. Tabor's book "The Jesus Dynasty", ISBN 13:978-0-7432-8723-4, 2006 Simon & Schuster
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    06 May '14 14:50
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Mark 6:3 says that there were four male siblings, named James, Joses, Juda, and Simon, and unnamed sisters (plural). Some interpreters will say these were figurative siblings, not biological relations, depending on how strictly one takes Mary's supposed virginity (i.e., that it applied only to Jesus' birth or that she remained a virgin until her death).

    F ...[text shortened]... see James. D. Tabor's book "The Jesus Dynasty", ISBN 13:978-0-7432-8723-4, 2006 Simon & Schuster
    That what I would say 4 males and one female for half brothers and sisters.
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    07 May '14 01:15
    The Catholic Church maintains that Mary was a virgin until death.

    Personally, I do not see how this is necessary in order to maintain Jesus' birth without sin. After he was born, there could be siblings produced in the usual way. I just don't see how some churches claim that takes away from Mary's virgin birth of Jesus.
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