How Many Wives Did Joseph Have In The Bible?
There are several Josephs in the bible, so to get your questions right, we have discussed the marital status of the famous bible characters below:
Joseph, Son of Jacob
Joseph, the son of Jacob (Israel) son had one wife.
Genesis 41:45 says that after Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh 45 … Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. (King James Version)
Joseph had two sons with Asenath: Manasseh and Ephraim.
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Joseph, the foster father of Jesus
Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, the husband to Mary, had only Mary as his wife. Find out more in Matthew 2, and Luke 2.
Joseph and his wife, Mary, had other children together, their names are: James, Joses (Joseph), Jude and Simon, as well as unnamed sisters. (See Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55–56; see also Mark 3:31–33, Galatians 1:19, and 1 Corinthians 9:5).
How Many Wives Did Joseph Have Before Mary?
According to the bible, Joseph was betrothed to Mary even before they got married. He planned to be separated from her after finding out that she was with child before they wedded.
However, his escape plans did not work out as the Holy Spirit revealed to him in the dream that she was with the promise child; the Savior of the world (See Matthew 1:20).
Joseph of Arimathea
The bible did not provide much details about Joseph of Arimathea; we don’t even know if he was married or not. All we know is that he was a wealthy fellow who was a secret disciple of Jesus.
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