Jesse C. Jones Virgin Birth -=> Quoting MOSHE SHULMAN to STEVE BEDARD <=- SB>If this is tr

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Jesse C. Jones Virgin Birth -=> Quoting MOSHE SHULMAN to STEVE BEDARD <=- SB>If this is true why would the Apostles claim that Jesus was born of Virgin SB>Birth and quote Isaiah also? Surely they and the people they were SB>preaching to would know the true meaning of that verse. MS> Because they were telling it to stupid pagan gentiles who believed in MS> such things and didn't know one word aof Hebrew, just like you don't. My understanding -- and this is supported by reference to the Oxford Annotation and Peake's Commentary -- is that the Septuagint -- the Greek translation of the scripture in use at the time of Jesus -- mistranslated Isaiah 7:14 as 'virgin' -- so the author of Matthew matched the infancy narrative to a mistaken translation. The Jews of the Diaspora would have labored under the same misperception. Are you familiar with the Septuagint, and do you have an opinion on this? Interestingly, Peake's also says that any Jewish expectation that the Messiah would be born to a virgin meant only that the Messiah would be the first born. In any event, the gospel infancy stories build upon OT stories of births brought about by divine intervention -- such as Sarah, Gen. 18:11-14, Rebekah, Gen. 25:21, and Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:4-20. --- Blue Wave/RA v2.12 * Origin: SOX! Live from Hialeah, FL (305) 821-3317 (1:135/71.0)

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