Topics | Birth of Jesus

Viewing 1 - 10 of 23

Almah, virgin and parthenos

If ‘almah means “young woman” in Hebrew why did the Jewish scholar who translated the Book of Isaiah into Greek use a Greek word for “virgin,” parthenos?   Answer: The Septuagint is not necessarily a literal translation. Therefore, the use of parthenos by the Septuagint translator of the Book of Isaiah may have best represented [Read More]

Mary Decendent of David?

 Isn’t it true that the Gospel of Luke says that Mary is a descendant of King David?   There is no verse in the Gospel of Luke that makes the claim that Mary is a descendant of King David. In fact, there is no New Testament verse that makes this claim.   © Gerald Sigal