Matthew 13:56

56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?"

Matthew 13:56 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 13:56

And his sisters
Whose names, according to Epiphanius {b}, were Mary and Salome; whom he supposes were the daughters of Joseph, by a former wife; but rather of Alphaeus or Cleophas.

Are they not all with us?
Lived in the same town with them, were well known by them, and familiar with them.

Whence then hath this man all these things?
His wisdom and his mighty works; for since he had not them from any of their schools, and nurseries of learning, from their learned doctors and wise men; and could not have received them from his parents, and near relations, they could not devise from whence he should have them.


F2 Contr. Haeres. Tom. 2. 1. 3. Haeres. 78. &. lib. Ancorat.

Matthew 13:56 In-Context

54 He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power?
55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?"
57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house."
58 And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.
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