We often focus on the fact that Mary, a virgin, was chosen by God to be Jesus’ mother, but often overlook Joseph, who was also was chosen by God to be Jesus’ earthly father. The Bible tells us in the Gospel of Matthew, that Joseph was a righteous man. His actions towards his fiancée, Mary, revealed that he was a kind and sensitive man. When Mary told Joseph she was pregnant, he had every right to feel not only confused, but also disgraced. He knew the child was not his own, and Mary’s apparent unfaithfulness carried a grave social stigma. He not only had the right to divorce Mary, under Jewish law she could be put to death by stoning. While Joseph’s initial reaction was to break off the engagement, the appropriate thing for a righteous man to do, he treated Mary with extreme kindness and respect. He didn’t want to cause her further shame, so he decided to act quietly. But God sent an angel to Joseph to verify Mary’s story and reassure him that his marriage to her was God’s will. Joseph willingly obeyed God, in spite of the public humiliation he would face. This move speaks volumes about his character and his faith. What other facts do we know about Joseph in the Bible? Here are six things you may not know.