(joh' sseess) Personal name in
Mark 6:3, one of the brothers of Jesus. In
Matthew 13:55 KJV follows some Greek manuscripts in reading Joses for a brother of Jesus, but modern translations follow the earliest manuscripts in reading Joseph. Some Bible students see Joses as a dialectical pronunciation or a Greek substitute for the Hebrew Joseph. Compare
Mark 15:40 mentions another Joses, the brother of James the Less, whose mother's name was Mary. This latter Joses is mentioned as if he were a disciple of Jesus. Barnabas' original name was Joseph in the Greek of
Acts 4:36. KJV reads this as Joses.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'JOSES'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".