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There was a question as to whether John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins. That question was merged with this one. Elizabeth was Mary's aunt. Mary was Elizabeth's niece. That means that Jesus and John were some degree of cousins, but not first cousins. To be first cousins, Elizabeth and Mary would need to be sisters, and they weren't. They were a generation apart, even though Jesus and John were almost exactly the same age (within 3 or 4 months of each other).
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