19 thoughts on “The “Brothers” of Jesus: A Fresh Look at the Evidence (no background music)”

  1. Plus…The Gospel of John. After the Reserection, JESUS appeared to Mary Magdalene, and told HER, to go and give this NEWS, to his BROTHERS…and Mary Magdalene went and told the APOSTLES of what JESUS told her to say…..If he had brother's she would have gone to them first, as Jesus said, go to my BROTHERS.God bless all……and a Big thanks to you Dr Pitre.

  2. You should do more of these. Not only Sunday Gospels. Great explanation Mr. Pitre! Never fail to share your knowledge.

  3. So when the angel came to her; she was already married??. I thought she was like the girlfriend of Joseph, like they were not married yet. In my ethnicity customs we use to do the same, first you have like an appointed wife but you cant touche her till you are married. So I thought that was the case, that mary was not married yet, she only was appointed to be the wife of Joseph in the future

  4. When Mary and Joseph returned from Egypt, with their child Jesus , there were no other children to that family . Jesus was the only child when they returned from Egypt.

  5. God bless you. I'm a first year convert to Catholicism. Your book (The Case For Jesus) helped me so much with my faith and these videos continue to help me day to day. Please never stop making these. 🙏

  6. Er..Mary had OTHER children exactly as the scriptures say. She took no "vow"..Sorry Pitre..how you turned her reply into a 'vow' is interesting and creative imagination ..when all she said was in some awe regarding that conception…and who wouldn't be??
    At the time Gabriel appeared she was merely betrothed…and Joseph was instructed to take her as his wife…regardless of her pregnancy. She was a virgin at Jesus conception. After that she was a wife to Joseph as we're other wives to husbands.
    Lol..the other Mary?? What an effort to defy the simple truth, and falsely deify Mary wayyyyyyy beyond the task she fulfilled in humility.
    Jesus had a lonely life. His own family were not 'close' for obvious reasons. Only those from heaven understand such matters.
    Even the entire fairytale of Mary becoming the "Mother of the Church " are all fairytales that detract from the reality of Jesus. .God..and HIS being the ONE MEDIATOR.
    From what I actually mentioned, I find your inferences on Mary quite amusing.

  7. In Philippines, people call each other brother, sister, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa even though they are not related by blood – as a sign of respect.

  8. Thank you, Dr.. Pitre for a wonderful study on this subject which has puzzled me. I know I will need to listen to it again and take more notes, but it sets the record straight. I love your videos and your teaching style. May the LORD richly bless you and your family.

  9. Of course Mary, the Mother of Jesus, did not have any other children after giving birth to Jesus. St. Augustine said "The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed." Refer to Ezekial 44:1,2 "Then he (God) brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary facing east, but it was closed. And the Lord said to me: This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall pass thru it because the Lord, the God of Israel has entered in by it, and it shall remain shut."

    If no man can pass thru a gate in the sanctuary because God passed thru it, the same wud apply to Mary's womb, which is the gate thru which God entered the world in the flesh. And God does not change (Mal 3:6)

  10. The verse I struggle with is Matthew 1:25: Joseph took his wife, but they did not have sexual relations until she had borne a son..

  11. The weakest video Dr. Pitre has ever made. And I think he's a masterful teacher. The doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary cannot be reconciled with Scripture. Jesus most certainly had brothers and sisters. They were not cousins but actual siblings. Please don't rob the blessed Mother of her humanity by locking her into this unnecessary doctrine. Please don't rob our Lord of his siblings…of his family.

  12. after JESUS was born ,Joseph and Mary had at least 6 more children which would have been the norm for a young Jewish family at that time.they had these children by the normal way ,intercourse.
    MATT.1:25,”AND HE KNEW HER NOT UNTIL SHE BROUGHT FORTH HER FIRSTBORN SON AND CALLED HIS
    NAME JESUS”
    When the Bible says a man knows a woman it is always sexual.
    GENESIS 4:1,”AND ADAM KNEW EVE HIS WIFE AND SHE BORE CAIN”
    GENESIS 4:25,”AND ADAM KNEW EVE AGAIN AND SHE BORE SETH”.
    GALATIANS 1:19,”AND NONE OF THE OTHER APOSTLES SAW I NONE EXCEPT JAMES THE LORDS BROTHER.”
    Not step brother but brother.
    Anepsios Greek for cousin.
    Adelphos Greek for brother.

  13. MATT 13:55,”IS THIS NOT THE CARPENTERS SON ?ISN’T HIS MOTHERS NAME MARY ?
    AND HIS BROTHERS JAMES ,JOSEPH,AND SIMON AND JUDAS ?AND HIS SISTERS ARE THEY NOT ALL WITH US ?

  14. Matthew 12:47-50 KJVS
    [47] Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. [48] But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? [49] And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! [50] For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
    Galatians 1:18-19 KJVS
    [18] Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. [19] But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

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