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What is known about Joseph husband to Mary and foster father to Jesus?

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July 30, 2009 4:56PM

Relatively little is revealed about Joseph. He was identified as Mary's husband (Matthew 1:16), a just man (Matt. 1:19), obedient (Matt. 1:24; 2:13), thought to be the father of Jesus (Luke 4:22; John 1:45; 6:42), and he was a carpenter by trade (Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3). His absence from some key events in the life of Jesus, including the crucifixion, suggests that he had died by that time.