Who is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus?

Who is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus? Let’s find out in this interesting post.

Now, this Answer depends on whether a Christian prefers the Gospel of Matthew or the Gospel of Luke. Matthew and Luke differ in their respective accounts of Jesus’ genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16, Luke 3:23-38). Luke states: “And Jesus began to be about thirty years old . . . the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi . . . the son of Nathan, the son of David. . . .” In Matthew, the origin of Joseph is traced back to Solomon, the son of David: “. . . and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born . . .” (Matthew 1:15-16). As a result, Christians have a choice. They can choose Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, as Luke proposes or Joseph, the son of Jacob, the son of Matthan, as Matthew supposes.

 

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