FAQ :: What was Jesus’ family like?

Scripture shows use that they were not wealthy. When Jesus’ parents brought Him to the temple for purification after His circumcision, they offered a sacrifice of a two doves or pigeons. This was acceptable only for people who did not have the means to offer a lamb, which was the accepted sacrifice (Leviticus 12:6-8; Luke 2:22-24).

We also know from the Scriptures that Jesus had brothers and sisters. “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? Are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us?” (Matthew 13:55-56)