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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 (̓Ιωση̂ς, G2736, 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").

See Barnabas.