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Matthew 13:55


Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother named Mary? 1  And aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?


Ps 22:6; Isa 49:7; Isa 53:2,3; Mt 1:18-20; Mt 12:46,48; Mt 27:56; Mr 6:3; Mr 15:40,47; Mr 16:1; Lu 1:27; Lu 2:5-7; Lu 3:23; Lu 4:22; Lu 24:10; Joh 1:45,46; Joh 6:42; Joh 7:41,42; Joh 9:29; Joh 19:25; Ga 1:19

NET © Notes

sn The reference to Jesus as the carpenter’s son is probably derogatory, indicating that they knew Jesus only as a common laborer like themselves. The reference to his mother…Mary (even though Jesus’ father was probably dead by this point) appears to be somewhat derogatory, for a man was not regarded as his mother’s son in Jewish usage unless an insult was intended (cf. Judg 11:1-2; John 4:41; 8:41; 9:29).

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