From: Michael Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 24 2002 - 18:09:31 EDT
Matt13.55 speaks of James et al being brothers adelphoi of Jesus. Arndt and
Gingrich - the main greek lexicon cannot see how adelphos can mean cousin.
The RC argument is basically syllogistic starting from the premise of Mary's
So no linguistic argument , simply a necessity of Marian dogma along with
HER immacualte conception and assumption
> The ossuary in question is supposed to be that of "James the son of
> Joseph, the brother of Jesus." In the newspaper account of this, it
> was indicated that the Catholic church maintains that "James, the
> brother of Jesus" means "cousin." Do any of the language experts here
> know if there is any linguistic basis for this claim, or is it just a
> doctrinal necessity?
> Preston G.
> Preston Garrison, Ph.D.
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