JOSES (jō’sĕz, Gr. Iōsēs, Gr. form of Joseph)
One of Jesus’ brothers (Mark.6.3 kjv). Some Greek MSS and NIV have Joseph in Matt.13.55.A name of Barnabas, for a time a co-worker of Paul (Acts.4.36 kjv). Here, too, some Greek MSS have Joseph, followed by the NIV.
JOSES jō’ zĭz
, a variant form in rabbinic writers for Joseph
). 1. Brother of Jesus (Mark 6:3
; in Matt 13:55
the Gr. is ̓Ιώσηφ
, Joseph, and so rendered in RSV).
2. Brother of James the Less, whose mother Mary stood by the cross of Jesus and watched His burial (Mark 15:40, 47). Some would identify this Joses with 1 above.
3. The original name of Barnabas (Acts 4:36; the TR here reads Joses, but better Joseph). See Barnabas.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
jo’-sez, jo’-zez (Ioses): (1) One of the brethren of Jesus (Mr 6:3; in Mt 13:55 the Greek is "Joseph," and the Revised Version (British and American) so renders).
(2) A son of Mary, perhaps identical with (1) (Mt 27:56; Mr 15:40,47).
See Brethren of the Lord.
(3) A name of Barnabas (Ac 4:36 the King James Version, where again Greek and the Revised Version (British and American) have "Joseph").