Re: Father = God the Father, + maybe Vespasian *LINK*
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Father = God

Father in general is an affectionate term for God the Creator; if you are asking which historical figure it may relate to, his step-father Herod of Chalcis had likely passed by this stage in Jesus' life, but his brother-in-law Vespasian (married to Jesus Aristobulus sister Polla) is a more suitable paternal presence, as he was regarded by many as a father figure, being Emperor at the time.

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