Did Yoseph and Miryam have other children?
Question: Did Yoseph and Miryam have other children?
Answer: Yes, Yoseph (Joseph) and Miriam (Mary) did have other children after the birth of Yeshua, and the more famous of them are Ya’akov (James) and Yehudah (Jude), the apostles. Yeshua also had sisters, according to the account in Mark,
Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Miryam, and brother of Ya’akov, and Yoseph, and Yehudah, and Shim’on? And are not His sisters here with us? (Mar 6:3) See also Mar 3:32.
Why the Christian theologians replaced their Hebrew names with foreign substitutes, as they did to others?
That is a part of the Replacement Theology, according to which “The Church” is “the New Israel” and has assumed the blessings of Israel, of course, not the curses.
Also, the western Church wanted to remove the gospels of Ya’akov and Yehudah from the Canon; the Gospel of Ya’akov, because of the apostle’s “contradiction” with Paul, and thus he was seen as too “legalistic” for the pundits (read more), and the Gospel of Yehudah, because he quoted an unauthorized book of the Apocrypha: the Book of Enoch. Read more.