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also known as: Joseph

The name of three biblical men (all in the New Testament)…

  1. A legal brother of Jesus Christ was named Joseph (after his father) (Matthew 13:55). He was also called Joses in Mark 6:3). Jesus had at least three other brothers.

  2. The brother of James the Lesser (Mark 15:40, 47) was named Joses . Their mother was Mary, the wife of Cleopas.

  3. Joses was the original name of Barnabas (Acts 4:36) who worked with Paul (Saul). He was also called Joseph.