General Writing and Grammar Help/Grammar question


I am publishing a title.  Should it be "Who Is My Family?"  or  "Who Are My Family?"  It is a sermon title taken from the text where Jesus, when asked a question by His mother and brothers, turned to the crowd and said, "Who is my mother and who are my brothers?" Thank you.

Using "is" is asking what kind of people your family is.... using "are" is asking who they are; names, identification, etc.

The text on the question and answer is correct, however.

Asking who his mother is, and who are (plural) his brothers (plural).  

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