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What disciple was Jesus cousin and where is it found in the bible?

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September 14, 2011 12:06AM

Actually there was more than one.

Two of the apostles, James and his brother John are Jesus first cousins. There is also another apostle named James, who was the son of Alphaeus, who was probably the brother of Joseph, Jesus adoptive father. This would make this second James also Jesus cousin. So there were possibly three postles who were Jesus cousins, both apostles named James, and the apostle John.

Another cousin of Jesus was John the Baptist, who began preaching six months before Jesus began preaching. In this way, he prepared the people to receive Jesus. John the baptist was actually Jesus' second cousin.John 1:6-8, 15-28;Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16