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joseph, the husband of mary

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In Christian belief, the foster father of Jesus, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit without a human father. According to the Gospels, Joseph, the husband of Mary, was a carpenter; people occasionally called Jesus “the carpenter's son.” Jesus apparently learned that trade at Joseph's side.

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