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Gospel of John shows our Lord to be Mary's only child
Hello Sean,
Paul Younan explained about firstborn in Luke 2:7 longtime ago. Bukhra is the word that is used in Luke 2:7. Bukhra is an adjective which means "firstborn." Now here comes the important part from Paul Younan. Here is what Paul Younan said,

"The title "Bukhra", by the way, does not necessarily mean there were more sons. Even today in only-child families, the single child is still referred to as the "bukhra". (blessed)"

Let me take Gospel of Luke as an example. Luke 2:42-51 "And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart."

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Here we see that Jesus was 12 years old. His mother Mary and Joseph went up to Jerusalem with Jesus. if Mary and Joseph had other children, then they would have certainly taken them with Jesus to Jerusalem.

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[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-18-2011, 03:11 PM
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Re: Gospel of John shows our Lord to be Mary's only child - by konway87 - 04-25-2011, 02:54 PM

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