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Joachim, Joseph Joachim(noun)
Hungarian violinist and composer (1831-1907)
The father of Virgin Mary in apocryphal gospels.
, always rare in English.
Origin: Biblical Jehoiachim (2 Kings 24), Hebrew "may Yahweh raise".
Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary the mother of Jesus, according to the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican traditions. The story of Joachim and Anne first appears in the apocryphal Gospel of James. Joachim and Anne are not mentioned in the Bible. His feast day is July 26.
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