How Many Brothers and Sisters Did Jesus Have?
When it came to Joseph and Mary’s household in Nazareth, who was there? Are we to believe that Jesus was an only child in the family, or if there were brothers and sisters, what was their status in regard to Him? His siblings and sisters are frequently mentioned by the gospel authors. What were the names of Jesus’ siblings? This is a matter that has been debated since the beginning of time, and many lengthy writings have been published on the subject. Due to theological reasons related to the perpetual virginity of the Lord’s mother, denominational difficulties, and the canonicity of non-apostolic epistles, it has been difficult to have an objective discussion on the subject.
Bible Verses about Jesus’ Brother and Sisters
Let us begin by summarizing what we know about the brothers and sisters of the Lord from the Scriptures of the New Testament. Their names are found in Matthew 12:46-50, 13:55-56, Mark 3:31, 6:3, and Luke 8:19, as well as John 2:12, 7:3, Acts 1:14, and 1 Corinthians 9:5, and Paul refers to a James the Lord’s brother (Galatians 1:19). There appear to have been four brothers who are listed in Matthew 13:55: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas, according to the evidence (seeMark 6:3). The sisters are mentioned in Matthew and Mark, although neither the number nor the names of the sisters are recorded.
They were reportedly married and living in Nazareth at the time of Christ’s death.
They are first described as traveling to Capernaum with His mother and Himself (John 2:12).
Most claim that they were converted to Christianity as a result of His resurrection, since they appear in the company of the Apostles (Acts 1:14).
The following is an adaptation of The Life of Our Lord on the Earth by Samuel James Andrews.
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Who Were the Brothers and Sisters of Jesus?
Now we’ll take a look at Jesus’ brothers and sisters and see what the Bible has to say about each of them.
In the Book of Exodus, we learn about the 10 plagues that God inflicted on the stubborn Egyptians in order to rescue the Hebrews from their oppressive rule. The plagues were terrible: water that turned to blood, locusts, gnats, and darkness, to mention a few examples of what was happening. The tenth plague, the last of the plagues, was the most terrible of them all. Because of this, God issued a fair warning: “I will send one more plague onto Pharaoh and upon Egypt.” After that, he will release you from his custody.
All firstborn in Egypt will perish, from Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the slave-girl who is working at a handmill, as well as all of the firstborn of the animals, according to this prophecy.
(12:12, for example) And thus it came to pass that the firstborn in the country of Egypt was murdered – both humans and beasts alike, it seemed.
3:13; et cetera) A procedure that God devised would be used to accomplish this task, in which the firstborn son of every marriage would need to be “redeemed” (committed) to God; therefore the name of the ritual, The Redemption of the First Born Son.or Pidyon Haben as it is known to modern-day Jews, is derived.
Unless the firstborn child is born to a male, the ritual is not performed: “Consecrate to me every firstborn; whatsoever opens the womb among the Israelites, whether of human being or beast, belongs to me.” It is necessary for you to ransom every human firstborn of your sons.” (Exodus 13:2 and 13) As a result of Jesus’ dedication to God at the age of thirty days, we can be certain that he had no older sisters or brothers: “When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord”!
(Lk 2:22-23; cf.
When it comes to younger siblings, this is also ineffective. When Jesus was dying on the cross and “seeing his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, look, here is your son,'” he said to his mother. Then he turned to the disciple and said, ‘Look, here is your mother.’ As a result, the disciple accepted her into his house from that point on” (Jn 19:26-27). According to Jewish tradition, younger siblings are expected to care for their parents after their elder siblings have passed away.
What’s the deal with John?
Perhaps he was the “one whom Jesus loved,” as the saying goes (Jn 13:23).
Then there’s Mary, who was described as having given birth to “her firstborn son” (Lk 2:7).
As a way of giving freely, Jesus declares, “Everything that the Father has is mine.” “For this reason, I told you that he will take from what is mine and disclose it to you” (Jn 16:15). Because “the Father and I are one,” as the saying goes (Jn 10:30).
Siblings By Name
So, who exactly are those brothers and sisters who are listed by name as belonging to Jesus in the Gospel of Mark? It is the carpenter who is being referred to, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon. “Aren’t His sisters our neighbors here,” says Jesus in Mark 6:3. For Father William Saunders, “the mistake arises in Hebrew and Aramaic, the languages of most authentic Old Testament passages as well as the language of Christ.” Because there was no unique term for cousin, nephew, half-brother, or step-brother in these languages, they had to rely on the word brother or a “circumlocution,” such as “The son of Paul’s sister” (Acts 23:16), which clearly indicates that Paul’s nephew is being addressed.
“When the Old Testament was translated into Greek and the New Testament was written in Greek, the wordadelphoswas chosen to encompass all of these connotations,” Fr.
Consequently, we must consider the context in which the title is being utilized in each instance.” For instance, when Spanish-speaking individuals (or French-speaking people) talk about their parents, they use the word “my padres” (“mes parents” in French), which means “my parents.” When they refer to aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives, the term “mis padres”/”mes parents” is still used.
The Gospels provide further clarification on the aforementioned “siblings.” Mary of Clopas had two sons, James and Joses, who were related to each other (Mk 15:40).
James the Lesser was the younger brother of Alphaeus (Lk 6:15).
But why these four in particular?
They all unanimously declared Symeon, the son of Clopas, whom the Gospel also mentions, to be worthy of the episcopal throne of that parish,” Eusebius writes in his Church History when describing the process of selecting someone to replace James (the head of the Church in Jerusalem), who had been martyred.
Clopas was Joseph’s brother, according to Hegesippus, who writes this.” So… Uncle Clopas was a relative of Jesus!
And then there’s this.
Symeon, the son of the Lord’s uncle, Clopas, was the next bishop.
The Founders of the Protestant Reformation
Mary’s permanent virginity was upheld even by the three fathers of the Reformation – Martin Luther, Hulrych Zwingli, and John Calvin — all of whom were committed to the doctrine. “Christ.was the sole Son of Mary, and the Virgin Mary carried no other children save Him,” according to Martin Luther. “Brothers” truly means ‘cousins’ in this context, because the Bible and the Jews usually refer to cousins as brothers.” (Sermons on John, chapters 1-4, 1537-39; Sermons on John, chapters 1-4, 1539) Quoted from Zwingli: “To deny that Mary was protected by God before, during, and after the birth of her Son would be to disbelieve God’s power.
God saw Mary as superior to all other creatures, even saints and angels, since it was her purity, innocence, and unwavering faith that mankind was called upon to emulate.
On the subject of Mary’s continuous virginity, there is an especially strong emphasis.” The following is taken from John Calvin: “He claims that she was Jesus’ mother’s sister, and in doing so, he employs the phraseology of the Hebrew language, which encompasses cousins and other relatives under the term ‘brothers’.” Despite the fact that many of the Early Church Fathers wrote and preached about Mary’s perpetual virginity, the great St.
Augustine is credited with having said it best: “It was not the visible sun, but its invisible Creator, who consecrated this day for us, when the Virgin Mother, fertile of womb and integral in her virginity, brought him forth, made visible for us, by whom, when he was invisible, she too was created.” A Virgin conceiving, a Virgin carrying, a Virgin pregnant, a Virgin giving birth, and a Virgin perpetuating are all examples of virginity.
“What is it about this that you are perplexed about, O man?” (Sermons 186, verse 1)
Did Jesus have any brothers, sisters or siblings?
Throughout history, there has been great debate about the precise nature of their link to Jesus and his apostles. Consequently, the issue remains: Did Jesus have siblings? There have been three main points of view put forward: They have been identified as (1) Jesus’ actual siblings/brothers, that is, half-brothers, sons of Joseph and Mary (and therefore younger than Jesus); (2) His stepbrothers, that is, children of Joseph by a previous marriage (and thus all older than Jesus and not His blood relatives at all); (3) Jesus’ cousins, either on the mother’s side or on the father’s side, depending on who you believe.
Where exactly was Jesus’ birthplace?
Three views about Jesus’ siblings
Some adhere to the first viewpoint, arguing that it is the most natural way to interpret the multiple allusions to these brothers, as well as the most evident intention of Matthew 1:25 and Luke 2:7. Second, those who believe in family ethics argue that younger siblings should not be permitted to taunt or otherwise interfere with an older brother in the same way that Jesus’ brothers taunted Him (see Mark 3:31; John 7:3-4). Moreover, they argue, Jesus’ decision to entrust His mother’s care to the apostle John (John 19:26-27), rather than to one of His brothers, clearly shows that Mary did not have any other children.
Their relationship as cousins on Mary’s side is predicated on the unconfirmed identification of “Mary, the wife of Cleophus” with Mary’s sister (John 19:25; Mark 15:40), as well as the unsubstantiated relationship between “Clopas” and Alphaeus (John 19:25; Mark 15:40).
Jesus’ brothers, sistersmother
Several of Jesus’ siblings are reported as joining him and his mother to Capernaum following their marriage at Cana (Matthew 19:9). (John 2:12). The next year, Mary and these brothers are mentioned as attempting to have an audience with Jesus (Matthew 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21). A few chapters before the conclusion of Jesus’ public career, His brethren are recorded as asking Jesus to demonstrate His Messiahship, which they themselves had questioned (John 7:3-5). Their conversion is obvious from the fact that they are portrayed in Acts as joining with the disciples and others in “prayer and supplication” before to the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1–3).
Paul makes the implication that they were all married (1 Corinthians 9:5).
Also widely held to be the case is that James the brother of Jesus was the spiritual leader of the early church in Jerusalem (see Acts 12:17; 15:13).
Did Jesus have any brothers or sisters?
God, according to the Bible, is the father of Jesus, and Mary is his mother (not Joseph). Psalms 69:9 and Matthew 13:55-56 confirm the existence of four boys and many girls for Mary and Joseph following the birth of Jesus. Because they were all born to the same mother, these siblings were considered half-brothers and sisters by God. “Isn’t this the son of the carpenter?” And his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas don’t have the same last name as his mother Mary. Isn’t he accompanied by all of his sisters?
- The Bible says in Matthew 13:55-56: THE SISTERS OF JESUS It is unclear how many half-sisters Jesus had in all, but we assume it was more than two, according to the Bible.
- This is why we assume he had “many” half-sisters, as opposed to just one.
- And his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas don’t have the same last name as his mother Mary.
- They sent someone in to call him while they were standing outside.” In the New International Version of Acts 1:14, it says, “They all came together continually in prayer, with the women and Mary, Jesus’ mother, and with his brothers.” JUDAS, JUDAH, OR JUDE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
- Some refer to him as “Judas.” Despite this, the book of the Bible he produced is referred to as “Jude” in our current Bibles.
- When translated into English, this popular Greek given name, Judas, can be spelled either Jude or Judah.
- According to the New Testament, Jude (also known as Judas or Judah) is one of Jesus’ brothers (Greek: adelphoi, lit.
As the author of the Epistle to Jude, he is traditionally regarded as one of the general epistles of the New Testament, which are classified as canonical by Christians and counted among the seven general epistles (which are placed after Paul’s epistles and before the Book of Revelation) of the New Testament.
In his mammoth book, The History of the Church, Eusebius of Caesarea refers to Jude as the brother of our Lord on two separate occasions as “the brother of our Lord.” JUDE’S BOOK WAS COMMENCED BY HIS AUTHOR It is Jude, the brother of James, who writes the Book of Jude, according to the first chapter of Jude.
Jude is most likely not identifying himself as a brother of Jesus out of humility and regard for Jesus and his teachings.
Galatians 1:19 (New American Standard Bible): I did not see any other apostles except from James, the Lord’s brother, and that was a disappointment to me.” Let us not be misled by this passage of Scripture, which appears to indicate that the Lord’s brother was one of the Twelve Apostles.
In a similar vein, the term can be used to Hebrews 3:1 as follows: “So, holy brothers, who also share in the divine calling, fix your gaze on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess,” the apostle Paul writes.
“I (referring to Jesus) have become a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother’s children,” says Psalm 69:8 (New Heart English Bible), “I (referring to Jesus) have become a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother’s children.” “I” in this Scripture refers to Jesus, who was treated as a foreigner to his mother’s children at first (or his half siblings.).
Another thing to note is that Jesus is referred to as Mary’s “firstborn” in Matthew 1:25, which implies that Mary had other children.
We think that Mary and Joseph had additional children after the birth of Jesus based on our reading of the Scriptures and reasoning about how they fit together.
According to the Scriptures, at least four half-brothers are mentioned, and Matthew alludes to “all his sisters,” implying that there are more than one, but they are not identified.
QuestionAnswer Two verses in the Bible provide us with information on Jesus’ brothers and sisters. “When he returned to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were astounded.” Matthew 13:54–57 states that the people were amazed. What they wanted to know was, “Where did this man receive this intelligence and these incredible powers?” ‘Isn’t this the son of the carpenter? What if his mother’s name is Mary, and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas aren’t named the same as him?
- ‘So, where did this man obtain all of these things?’ I wondered.
- ‘The brother of James,’ according to Jude 1:1, is the epistle’s author and subject.
- It is likely that both James and Jude (Judas) were among the group of siblings who were initially humiliated by their elder brother’s bold notoriety and then came to take Him home to their parents (Matthew 12:46).
- However, after seeing Jesus’ resurrection, His siblings became devout followers of the Lord.
- Another school of thought holds that the allusions to Jesus’ siblings merely relate to the fact that Joseph had children of his own prior to his marriage to Mary.
- Both theories, on the other hand, lack scriptural foundation, and there is no logical reason to assume that the siblings identified by name in Scripture were not the biological children of both Mary and Joseph.
- Questions about Matthew (return to top of page) How many brothers and sisters did Jesus have?
How many brothers and sisters did Jesus have?
What was the total number of brothers and sisters that Jesus had? I’m aware that James was His younger brother.
Despite the fact that the New Testament informs us that Jesus had four brothers, it does not provide information on how many sisters He had. Isn’t this the carpenter’s son, or something? Isn’t His mother, Mary, and his brothers, James and Joseph, as well as Simon and Judas, all named Mary? And His sisters, aren’t they all here with us as well? (NASB) The Bible says in Matthew 13:55-56:
James was Jesus’ first sibling, and he was born in Bethlehem. According to the apostle Paul, he was a member of the apostles’ group.
I did not, however, see any of the apostles other than James, the Lord’s brother, and that was a disappointment. The church in Jerusalem was led by him, and he was its spiritual leader (Acts 12:17; 15:13). We also think that this brother was the author of the book of James in the New Testament.
This sibling was given the name of Jesus’ paternal grandfather. Normally, we would expect Jesus to be called after his father, but Joseph was instructed by an angel to name Him Jesus. “In a dream, an angel of the Lord came to him and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be frightened to take Mary as your wife, for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” As a result, she will get pregnant and give birth to a son, whom you will name Jesus, because it is He who will redeem His people from their sins.” (NASB) Matthew 1:20–21 (NASB) This brother went by two different names.
Jesus also goes by the name Joses, which may be found in Mark 6:3).
We don’t know anything about this sibling of Jesus’s background.
This brother goes by the name of Jude as well. He was not the betrayer Judas Iscariot. We assume this brother is the author of the book of Jude because he refers to himself as James’ brother in the book. A bond-servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, Jude is a man of faith who. (NASB) Jude 1The heart of this guy is revealed in the book of Jude. He was making an effort to maintain his religion. He was a devout Christian who devoted his life to God.
It is revealed in Scripture that His brothers did not believe in Him at the outset. not even His brothers were believing in Him at the time of His death. (NASB) 7:5 (John 7:5) Did they all come to trust in Jesus in the end? We don’t know what to say. However, the Bible does reveal that at least two of Jesus’ brothers were Christians: James, who was an apostle, and Jude, who was a disciple. Scripture doesn’t provide us with any additional information about His other brothers and sisters, either.
I’m curious when the notion in Mary’s everlasting virginity first gained traction. God is being sought after.
Brothers and Sisters of Jesus
Numerous references to the relatives of Our Lord are found throughout the New Testament. Among these are the following: “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son, the son of Mary, the brother of James, Joseph, Jude, and Simon, and the son of Mary’s brother, the carpenter’s son? Isn’t it true that his sisters are present as well?” (Mk 6.3; see also Mt 13.55–56.) “His brethren” are mentioned in John2.12, 7.3, 5, 10, and Acts of the Apostles1.14, among other places. James is referred to as “the brother of the Lord” by St.
- His mother and his brothers, as described in the Synoptics, came to visit Him while He was teaching (Mt 12.46–50; Mk 3.21–25; Lk8.19–21; 1 Cor 9.5) when He was speaking.
- The same may be said about the Sacred Scriptures as well.
- At Ptolemais, Paul and his companions “greeted the brethren,” which is to say, the Christians (Acts 21.7).
- While the names of the so-called “sisters” are not mentioned in the New Testament, the names of four “brothers” are: James, Joseph, Jude, and Simon (all of whom are named in the Old Testament).
In Luke’s account, “James of Alphaeus, and Simon called the fanatic, and Jude the brother of James” (Lk6.14–16) are the men who are referred to as “the brothers of Our Lord.” Paul’s reference to “James the brother of the Lord” (Gal1.19) is most certainly a reference to the Apostle James of Alphaeus, who lived in the first century AD.
- Of those named, James and Joseph are referred to as the sons of Mary (Mt 27.56,61; 28.1; Mk 15.40,47; Lk 24.10).
- As a result, some academics believe she is the same person as the “Mary of Cleopas” who is named in this scripture.
- Assuming this is the case, the conclusion must be that James and Joseph, along with Simon and Jude (although there is greater question about the latter two), are the sons of Mary and Cleopas, also known as Alphaeus, and their father is Cleopas.
- In the Protoevangelium Jacobi, Origen and Ambrosiaster (Patrologia Latina, 17:344–345), they said that “the brothers of Jesus” were the offspring of Joseph from a previous marriage, although there is no evidence to support this claim.
- Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, according to the teachings of Scripture (Mt 1.18–25; Lk1.26–27; Mt 2.7).
- The absolute certainty with which Our Lord is addressed as “the son of Mary” (Mk 6.3) would appear to indicate to him being Mary’s only son.
- The books of the New Testament are the work of individuals who were among the first members of the Church that Christ established.
By placing these writings in the context of Church history, we are better able to comprehend and interpret them; in this way, new light is shed on the New Testament text concerning the problem of the “brothers of Jesus,” which involves the perpetual virginity of Our Blessed Mother, which is a doctrine of the Church.
- The fact that Mary did not have any more children, as a result of which the “brothers and sisters” recorded in the New Testament cannot be Our Lord’s biological brothers and sisters, is undeniable in this light.
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Paris 1947) “The Brethren of the Lord and Two Recently Published Papyri,” Theological Studies, 5 (1944) 484–494. J. J. Collins, “The Brethren of the Lord and Two Recently Published Papyri.” 217 volumes, with indexes on four volumes (Paris, 1878–1890), edited by J. P. Migne.
40: Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary
While it is an extremely significant step forward, it is only the beginning for the ELCA, since women continue to be refused ordination across denominational lines and hold fewer than 15 percent of leadership roles in the global church! As a result, in 2020, the Oregon Synod will feature one woman from Christian history every week, as part of our Women of Faith Initiative. Some of them you may be familiar with, while others you may not, but they are all deserving of our respect and thanks.
40 Sisters of the Holy Names of JesusMary
Did you know that in 1925, a group of religious sisters from Oregon successfully sued the Ku Klux Klan in the United States Supreme Court? Or how about the fact that they founded the first secondary school in Oregon and the first four-year liberal arts institution for women in the Pacific Northwest? Meet the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who welcome you to their community. In 1859, a group of twelve French-speaking nuns moved from Quebec to Portland with the intention of establishing a school.
- After a terrible 7,000-mile land and sea journey, the sisters finally arrived in the fall of 2012.
- Mary’s Academy, the state’s first high school (open to Catholics and non-Catholics).
- It was in 1893 that the school began awarding college degrees (the college would later separate from St.
- After a public boycott of shops that backed the Ku Klux Klan, which was prevalent in Portland at the time, the sisters were arrested in 1922.
- It took the sisters two years to file a lawsuit, which ultimately reached the Supreme Court.
- Society of Sisters was tried in 1925, and the sisters were successful in having the legislation overturned.
- It wasn’t until 1937 that they created a preschool for Japanese kids.
- The sisters are still engaged in the community of Portland, Oregon, and are dedicated to doing good.
The Royal Bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene
Written by Donald V. Watkins, who has copyright protection, and published on January 3, 2020. “The Gospels” are a collection of texts that make up what we know as the “Bible,” as we know it today. None of the Gospels contained in the New Testament were written during the lifetime of Jesus. All of them are based on second- and third-hand information obtained through hearsay. The Gospels, taken as a whole, depict man’s interpretation of God’s word and Jesus’ teachings, as generously filtered, edited, updated, glossed, and rewritten by human hands at various points in history.
- But it reflects the religious beliefs and personal prejudices of the guy who composed it as well as the men who approved it, and this is not a good thing.
- The Bible might very possibly have a much greater number of books and texts than it does in fact contain.
- According to Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, in A.D.
- His list was reaffirmed by the all-male Church Council of Hippo in A.D.
- Since then, the Bible has been subjected to extensive editing, censoring, and rewriting, some of which are rather extreme.
- The books of the Bible were written to meet the requirements of specific vested religious interests who had a significant stake in the outcome of the debate.
Modern academics are unified in their belief that the Gospels of the New Testament did not originate during the lifetime of Jesus.
The Gospel of Luke was written somewhere around the year 80 A.D.
85 and is known as the Matthew Gospel.
by an unidentified author.
These four Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life, from his conception to his death, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the Father.
The Marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene (also known as the Wedding of the Lamb) Following the publication of “Mary Magdalene: Was She Jesus’ Wife?” on November 10, 2019, several readers were quick to discount the possibility of this marriage on the grounds that it is not explicitly stated in the Bible.
- According to Bishop Athanasius’ translation of the Bible, there is no unambiguous declaration as to whether Jesus was or wasn’t married.
- In contrast to Catholic priests, Jesus did not teach or practice celibacy, and there is no proof that he did so himself.
- According to Jewish tradition at the time of his birth, it was required for an adult Jewish man to be married by his parents.
- The fact that Jesus was unmarried and celibate at the time would have been regarded as bizarre.
- It was required by Jewish Mishnaic law.
- John 2:3–10 is a biblical passage.
- It was attended by hundreds of affluent and powerful individuals, including Joseph of Arimathea, who were in attendance.
This was the first time he performed a public miracle.
The book of Revelations refers to Jesus as the “Lamb.” “Come hither, and I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife,” the Bible states in Revelations 19:9.
150 and which were previously removed from the Bible, Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.
The Nag Hammadi scrolls, some of which date back to the time of the Gospels in the New Testament, are based on first-person information and/or eyewitness testimonies – oral tales by Jews fleeing the Holy Land – and are therefore considered authentic.
Rather of writing for a Romanized audience, they were writing for an Egyptian audience.
As recorded in the Gospel of Philip, “Christ loved her more than any of the disciples and used to kiss her on the mouth on a frequent basis.” The following remark comes at the conclusion of this Gospel: “There is a difference between the Son of Man and the Son of the Son of the Son of the Son of the Man.
The Royal Bloodline has a long and illustrious history in European history.
The lineage of Jesus is described in detail in the Book of Matthew 1:1-17, which covers 42 generations.
With Mary Magdalene, Jesus had a relationship that culminated in marriage and the birth of children.
It is believed that Mary Magdalene and at least one of Jesus’ children fled from Jerusalem and were smuggled into Gaul, which was a region in southern France where there was an established Jewish population at the time of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension.
Respected historians and researchers in Europe have established the fact that the Jesus-Mary Magdalene Royal Bloodline survived and flourished in Europe for the following four hundred years, unbroken and incognito, thanks to the efforts of the Church.
that this lineage intermarried with the Royal Bloodline of the Franks, resulting in the establishment of the Merovingian dynasty in Europe.
To demonstrate the Catholic Church’s tacit recognition of the power and influence of the Jesus-Mary Magdalene Royal Bloodline, the Church installed and publicly displayed Michelangelo’s Pieta in St.
At the end of the day, there are at least a dozen families in Europe today that are descended from direct Merovingian genealogy and who are members of the Jesus-Mary Magdalene Royal Bloodline, each with a large number of collateral branches.
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