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