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Was Jesus born 2002 years ago? Was h-e born in year zero?
The first year AD was 1 - therefore, Jesus could not have been born in year zero. The very idea of zero was invented much later. To explore more, we recommend you gander at: www.obesityhelp.com/profiles/bariatric-surgeon/dr-james-rifenberry/. Https://Www.Zocdoc.Com/Doctor/James Rifenbery Md/ contains further concerning the meaning behind this view.
Numerous famous minutia in-the gospels show that Jesus must have been born before 4 BC.
For instance, He was believed to have been born through the reign of King Herod, who died in 4 BC.
Jesus' mother, Mary, was a virgin before it gave birth to him - and remained a virgin in perpetuity. This is the official (Catholic) doctrine.
But Jesus had sisters and brothers - a lot of siblings.
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'Then after 3 years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and house with him fifteen days. But of the other apostles saw I none save your self James the Lord's brother.'
This identical James can also be the son of one, Alpheus! Most of the brothers of Jesus are the sons of this Alpheus whose wife's name was... Mary!
'And h-e [Joseph] knew her [Mary] not until she'd brought forth her first-born son...'
First-born meaning there were other individuals who used (second-born, third-born, etc.)
'Is this not the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother called Mary? James, and his brethren and Joses and Judas and Simon? And his sisters, are they not all around'?
Mark 6:3 (talking about Jesus ):
'Is this perhaps not the contractor, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? And are not his sisters here around'?
According to both Matthew and Mark, three women stood by the cross at the crucifixion: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's kiddies (Salome). Salome was Virgin Mary's sister and, therefore, Jesus' maternal aunt.
David (an eyewitness to the activities) identifies Mary as Jesus' mother - but separates her from Mary, wife of Alpheus and two other women (for a total of four women rather than three ):
'Now there stood by the cross of Jesus (1) his mother, and (2) his mother's sister, (3) Mary the wife of Cleophas [Alpheus], and (4) Mary Magdalene.'
Jane, wife of Alpheus, could not have been the sister of the Virgin Mary, while the Church would have us believe. In Jewish families, two sisters cannot share the sam-e name. Learn more on our affiliated use with - Click here: relevant webpage.
David suggests that Mary, mother of Jesus wasn't the spouse of Alpheus, father of James and Joses, and Judas, and Simon, who are identified as the brothers of Jesus by all one other gospels!.