Firstly, ‘Judas son of James’ is always distinguished from Judas Iscariot – this is understandable since Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus. The gospels of Matthew and Mark call ‘Judas son of James’ by his nickname Thaddeus. This is because the name Judas became tarnished by its association to betrayal. The gospel writers do not want usContinue reading “#9 Who were the apostles and who were the brothers of Jesus?”
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#8 Who were the apostles and who were the brothers of Jesus?
If you can find an answer to this question, then you can answer the question concerning the perpetual virginity of Mary and her relationship to Joseph. First let us clarify that Jesus’ brothers were called James, Joseph, Simon and Judas. Jesus had twelve apostles whose names were: Jesus had two apostles called James: The older oneContinue reading “#8 Who were the apostles and who were the brothers of Jesus?”