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  1. James the Just, or a variation of James, brother of the Lord ( Latin: Iacobus from Hebrew: יעקב, Ya'aqov and Greek: Ἰάκωβος, Iákōbos, can also be Anglicized as "Jacob"), was "a brother of Jesus ", according to the New Testament. He was the first leader of the Jerusalem Church of the Apostolic Age.

  2. Jul 5, 2023 · Matthew 13:55-56 names Jesus’ brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas and mentions sisters (plural), so He had at least six siblings. James is always named first when Jesus’ brothers are listed, which in his day likely meant that he was the eldest of the four.

  3. Jan 5, 2022 · Answer. James was a son of Mary and Joseph and therefore a half-brother to Jesus and brother to Joseph, Simon, Judas, and their sisters ( Matthew 13:55 ). In the Gospels, James is mentioned a couple of times, but at that time he misunderstood Jesus’ ministry and was not a believer ( John 7:2-5 ).

  4. Jan 29, 2019 · James the brother of Jesus: Sneaky good evidence for the truth of Christianity. We learn from early Christian and non-Christian sources that James had a sudden turnaround and believed that his brother was the Messiah, the divine Son of Man, co-equal to the God of Israel.

  5. Adelphoi (brethren) of Jesus James the Just, sixteenth century Russian icon. Mark 6:3 names James, Joses, Judas (conventionally known in English as Jude) and Simon as the brothers of Jesus, and Matthew 13:55, which probably used Mark as its source, gives the same names in different order, James, Joseph, Simon and Judas. "

  6. Jul 26, 2017 · Within the New Testament, a figure named “James,” an English rendering that represents “Jacob” from Hebrew and Aramaic Israelite traditions mediated through Greek, is named at the head of four “brothers” of Jesus (Mark 6:3 with Matthew 13:55–56). The passages concerned refer to unnamed sisters, as well.

  7. James (Jacob, Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב, romanized: Ya'aqov, Greek: Ιάκωβος, romanized: Iakobos) was an extremely common name in antiquity, and a number of early Christian figures are named James, including: James the son of Zebedee, James the son of Alphaeus, and James the brother of Jesus.

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