Where does the information about Saints Anne and Joachim originate?


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Where does the information about Saints Anne and Joachim originate?

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The names attributed to Mary’s parents come from the Protoevangelium of James, a second-century apocryphal Christian document that gives a history of Mary’s childhood. It is not part of the biblical canon, but as an early Christian history it may preserve some correct information about the family history of Mary and Joseph.