Joseph: The Other Father by Katheryn Maddox Haddad

JOSEPH: THE OTHER FATHER Jesus grew up in a violent world. Just how violent was it? The Romans and Zealots were constantly having skirmishes along the highways and in towns. Sometimes their own king or government attacked the people by the thousands, often at the annual Jewish feasts held in Jerusalem three times a year, such as when Jesus was eleven years old. Sometimes the violence came from outside. Herod…

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Katheryn Maddox Haddad: Joseph: The Other Father

Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father who raised him, had to be a lot of things: Spiritual, quick minded, strong physically, fearless. Can you imagine taking on that assignment? I wonder if God chose Mary partly because of who she was betrothed to. Jesus was born into a violent world. When He was probably about a year and a half old, the king of the land sent his soldiers out to kill…

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