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Famous Josephs for $500
In Response To: Mary's and Joseph's ()

The Joseph who was charged with monitoring Mariamne in Herod's absence was probably Herod's uncle named Joseph, at least according to the book "Life and Times of Herod the Great". I think the Jewish Encyclopedia may be in error about this Joseph being the brother-in-law of Herod. (I said father-in-law in my previous post, oops.)

Also, the following genealogy mentioned in a previous email has a different lineage for the Joseph who was husband of Olympias. I thought that this Joseph was the son of Herod's brother named Joseph but it makes him son of Herod's uncle Joseph.

http://www.bible-history.com/herod_the_great/HERODThe_Herodians.htm