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Is there more than one Joseph in the Bible?

There are 3 distinct (fairly) well-known Josephs in the Bible, firstly in the Old Testament (mainly): Joseph the son of Jacob/Israel (aka The Patriarch Joseph). This Joseph is actually referred to in ...
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Is there more than one Joseph in the Bible?

There is more than one person named Joseph in the Bible. The first Joseph that figures prominently in the biblical narrative appears in Genesis. Joseph is a son of Jacob, who is Israel. God spoke to ...
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How old was St. Joseph when he married the Blessed Virgin Mary?

According to ch. 1 of The Divine Favors Granted to St. Joseph (1973) by Père Binet, S.J., the general opinion among theologians is that St. Joseph was, when he married, "neither an old man nor a ...
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Is there more than one Joseph in the Bible?

Yes, there are more than one Joseph in Scripture. There are at least three distinct men named Joseph in Scripture. In Genesis is Joseph the Patriarch, who was sold into slavery by his brothers, and ...
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Does anyone know the name of the pharaoh that Joseph brought his family to meet?

I have spent rather too long on this very question... on and off for two or three years.. or was it more? can't remember exactly. I came to the conclusion that, for the 12th dynasty (about 2000 - ...
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How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph?

According to Catholicism, How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph? Neither the Scriptures nor tradition provides any record of Jesus addressing Joseph in any way, and the only recorded uses of “...
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How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph?

How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph? Answer Jesus by being humble and meek of heart and grew-up in an atmosphere of love and prayer would certainly be a loving child. Joseph and Mary since ...
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Why did Joseph only present five brothers?

I'd say he chose them on the basis of affinity and his own personal relationship with them. We could then exclude the handmaiden's sons (Bilhah's and Zilpah's) Gad Asher Dan Naphtali And also ...
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Why was the name of St Joseph not mentioned at Luke 2: 19?

There are a few, related reasons that the Blessed Mother, and not St. Joseph, is said to have "kept all these words, pondering them in her heart" (Lk. 2:19): On the nativity, Fr. Réginald ...
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How old was St. Joseph when he married the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Among the Church Fathers, the earliest answer with any precision is Epiphanius (4th century), who said in Panarion 78.8: Joseph begot James when he was somewhere around forty years old. After him he ...
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How did Mary know after the Annunciation that she would be accepted as wife by Joseph?

The available data According to the Catholic Church, are there any apocryphal writings which narrate the discussion between Blessed Virgin Mary and the Angel, on how she would be accepted as wife by ...
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How did Mary know after the Annunciation that she would be accepted as wife by Joseph?

How did Mary know after the Annunciation that she would be accepted as wife by Joseph? Mary trusted the Holy Spirit would reveal this to St. Joseph in due time, from the very beginning. Mary knew God ...
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Was Joseph a prophet?

I'll attempt to answer this only going off what you have said and attempting to derive a definition of prophet from your statements. You seem to imply that prophet requires a person to a) receive ...
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Who [else] has made the claim that the Beloved Disciple is a new Benjamin?

The short answer is: NONE. This is what Dr. Brant Pitre himself said in his 2018 Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary book, Chapter 7 (The New Rachel) section "Mary the New Rachel", subsection ...
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How did Mary know after the Annunciation that she would be accepted as wife by Joseph?

Lev 20:10-12 reads: If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death. Deut 22:22-24 also reads: If there is a young woman, a ...
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According to Jewish Law, is Jesus entitled to the throne of David?

Jesus of Nazareth inherits the right to the throne through Joseph, the husband of his mother and his adoptive father. No-one else claimed the child. The genealogy stated in Matthew's gospel follows ...
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Could Luke 3 be Joseph's genealogy?

It is the genealogy of Joseph. Note that it begins by stating that Jesus was, "as it was supposed", the son of Joseph. In other words, everybody believed that Jesus was the son of Joseph. ...
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How old was St. Joseph when he married the Blessed Virgin Mary?

The origin of the "old Joseph" and "young Mary" is in the Infancy Gospel of James, per Origen. Scripture implies they would have been about a similar age. Some 200 years later, Jerome was aghast at ...
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Paintings of the Holy Family with a young St. Joseph?

Paintings of the Holy Family with a young St. Joseph? There are numerous paintings depicting the foster father of Our Lord as a relatively young man. In fact, this seems to be one of those ...
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Paintings of the Holy Family with a young St. Joseph?

St. Joseph and St. John numerous portrait depicting and older man is good way for the artist to convey an image of a chaste man. We know that a young man struggles to control the urges of flesh which ...
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