Posted by: biblestudyseattle | March 9, 2016

Two Against Three

“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.  From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.  They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”  Luke 12:51-3

What is interesting is that Jesus had four brothers and at least two sisters, all younger than him.  “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us?”  Matthew 13:55-56

We know that James and Jude were disciples.  Evidently Joseph and Simon were not.  Thus his own family was divided about him.  He probably also had a sister-in-law or mother-in-law at odds about him.

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