The holy and faithful Joachim and Anna are the parents of the Theotokos (Mother of God). They are the grandparents of Jesus. Joachim was of the tribe of Judah and a descendant of King David. Anna was the daughter of Matthan the priest, of the tribe of Levi as was Aaron the High Priest. Matthan had three daughters: Mary, Zoia, and Anna. Mary was married in Bethlehem and bore Salome; Zoia was also married in Bethlehem and bore Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Anna was married in Nazareth to Zoachim and in old age gave birth to Mary.