Angry with Jesus about Scythopolis games.  Explained reasons for family discipline.  Faithfully discharged parental responsibilities.  Held to Babylonian view of Judaism.  Held spiritual concept of Messiah.  Mild-mannered; conscientious; subject to mild spiritual discouragement.  Never failed fully to discuss Jesus’ questions.  Perplexed over Gabriel’s message; dream. 
8 brothers and sisters.  Average person of day and generation.  Black-eyed brunet.  Blue race, Nodites, Sumerians, Abraham were ancestors; genealogies.  Educated far above average.  Fluent speaker of Aramaic and Greek.  Marriage to Mary in March, 8 B.C.  Poor at birth of Jesus. 
Conferred with Zacharias in Jerusalem.  Did not know cause of earthquake.  Family became believers in Jesus.  Found Jesus teaching in temple.  Gabriel chose family for incarnation.  Killed September 25, 8 A.D. working on Herod’s building in Sepphoris.  Ordered Jesus not to draw.  Owned a donkey.  Owned houses with partner Jacob the stone mason.  Owned property in Nazareth and Capernaum.  Prevailed upon to remain in Bethlehem for a year.  Removed parchment from doorpost.  Sabbath walks with Jesus.  Supply shop taken over by his brother.  Supported his parents; father recently disabled.  Trouble with Jesus regarding his prayers.  Unfortunate he could not have lived.