The Genealogy of Jesus in the Book of Matthew 1: 16-17 (NIV) where Joseph is mentioned as the father.
16and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
17Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
After Moses’ two thousand years came Jesus. His mother ‘s name was Mary and his father’s name was Joseph. Mary and Joseph were school children together. They always loved each other.They agreed to marry when very small children going to school. When Joseph and Mary grew to the age of fifteen and seventeen, Joseph went to Mary’s father and told him that he loved Mary and Mary loved him and that they wanted to get married. Joseph was a poor man, a commoner. He also was a carpenter by trade; not a first - class carpenter, but one of those building little rough houses in South Europe.
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Joseph owned a little house, a small piece of land, and was also rearing up a family. He soon was the father of six children (Matthew 4:21, Matthew 12:46) by this girl that he married and was married for six years. Mary’s father was a big wealthy man and a great architect.
The old man had to go away to another town, about twenty – five miles from his home and set up a temple, but before he left home, he called Mary and side to her, ” Now daughter, I have to go away and I will be gone for about three days. Now you must take care of everything until I return. You must feed and water all of the livestock. ” ( The old man had plenty of cattle. ) He also said to Mary : “I want you to wear my old clothes and put on some false whiskers so that the people when they see you going down to feed the stock, they will think you are me an no one will say anything to you.
Joseph said, ” Give me the old man’s costume and when anybody sees us, they will think I am the old man with you.” Joseph gets the team ready and Mary gets in with him to feed the livestock. The next day Joseph comes back and stays with Mary and helps her to feed and take care of the livestock.
On the third day, Mary’s father came back and asked his daughter, ” How‘s everything ?” She said, :”All right, Father.”
So after three months the old man noticed Mary was growing larger than usual. He said to Mary, “What is the matter with you fattening so fast? Are you eating more than you should ?” Mary said, “No, Father, I am not eating more than I should.” The old man called Mary again and said “Mary,there is something the matter with you. Look how large you are. What are you doing?” Mary no longer could hide it, so she told him the truth. Read more...
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