Who was Joseph in the Bible?

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    Sulhazan
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    What do you know about Joseph the father of Jesus?

    Joseph was the Earthly Father of Jesus who is known for his character by believing in the words and accepting to marry the already pregnant Mary.
    An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” MATTHEW 1:20
    Along with great pride, most new fathers feel some amount of anxiety over the new responsibilities they face. But no one has ever really understood the burden placed on Joseph’s shoulders: raising the Son of
    God. Where’s the manual for that one? Who would you ask for advice?
    Even before Jesus was born, however, Joseph had faced a great deal, and his good character was already beginning to show. When he learned that his fiancée, Mary, was pregnant with a child that wasn’t his, he mercifully planned to divorce her quietly and spare her public disgrace.
    Then an angel appeared to him in a dream and told him that he should marry her because the baby was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would be the Savior of the world (Matthew 1:18–21).
    When Mary gave birth to Jesus, Joseph watched, no doubt amazed, as people came from far and near to worship the baby as the divine King.
    Then an angel appeared to him again and warned him to take his family to Egypt to avoid being killed by King Herod. Later Joseph returned to his hometown of Nazareth, where he continued to raise Jesus, the Savior of the world (Matthew 2).
    When Jesus was twelve, Joseph and Mary were reminded again of Jesus’ true identity when they found Him in the temple astounding the teachers with His questions. Jesus reminded them that the temple was His true Father’s house, so it should be no surprise that He would be
    there (Luke 2:40–52).
    Joseph was apparently a carpenter by trade (Matthew 13:55), and he must have passed these skills on to Jesus as well, because Jesus is also referred to as a carpenter in one of the Gospels (Mark 6:3).

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