A lot has been said of the virgin birth of Yeshua: Miriam conceived by the spirit of Elohim, who was a Virgin and remained a Virgin after the birth, that Joseph was not the biological father of Yeshua has Mashiach, etc. All these ideas and dogmas of the ‘Church’ are fabrications of authors, disciples, or fathers of the Church back to the writings of the renewed Covenant (NT). These ideas have shattered the truth of the Gospel and it has created an idolatry unprecedented around the “young” Miriam, Yosef and the same Yeshua, which in many cases YHWH, our Elohim, the creator of the universe, has to go into the background.
These are only some truths that they refute these ideas:
1.-PAUL SAYS NOTHING ABOUT THE VIRGIN BIRTH
Paul, the most prominent author of the New Testament, never mentions the virgin birth. For someone who has explained to us much of Christian theology, it is a strange and unforgivable omission. Paul refers to the birth of Yeshua only twice:
Romans 1:3 “Concerning his Son Yeshua the Messiah our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh”
Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time was come, Elohim sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law”
But never, never says that he was born of a Virgin.
2 – THE VIRGIN BIRTH ONLY APPEARS IN TWO TEXTS OF THE RENEWED COVENANT: MATTHEW AND LUKE
The virgin birth does not appear in Matthew, the earliest written Gospel (68-73 AD). This Gospel along with Matthew and Luke are the synoptic Gospels, almost identical Gospels, (copied one from another). Neither appears in the Gospel of John (90-100 AD), the late Gospel, why the important story of the virgin birth is left out of the text of John? Probably because it had not been composed or invented yet.
3.-THE VIRGIN BIRTH IS A MISTRANSLATION OF THE TORAH
Matthew and Luke give an idea about the virgin birth and are based on Isaiah 7:14 “Behold, the Virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”.
Some scholars say that “Virgin” is a poor translation of the Septuagint (the Greek translation used by the Gospel writers), and should have been translated “young woman”. This means that the story could be based on a mistranslation.
The original Hebrew in Isaiah 7: 14 reads: “Hinneh ha-almah yetser ve-yeldeth ben ve karath Emmanuel del shem-o”; The Hebrew word “ha-almah” means “the young woman”
4.-GREAT MEN OF HISTORY ALSO SAY THEY WERE BORN OF DIVINE PARENTS:
RA, the Egyptian Sun God, it is said that it was born of a Virgin. It was the same also for Perseus, Romulus, Mithras, Genghis Khan, Krishna, Horus, Melanippe, boom and Antiope. In the ancient world, great men were born of human divine parents. Alexander the great and the Roman Emperor Augustus were great men and (therefore) say that they have divine parents.
5.-YESHUA WAS THE SON OF YOSEF FROM HIS SPERM:
In Matthew 13:55 says: “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?”
This is a very specific verse: “Yeshua’s father was a Carpenter, Yosef was a Carpenter, Miriam was his mother, and his brothers of blood were: James (Santiago), Joseph, Simon and Judas”.
In Luke 2:22-23 says: “And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)
As you can see Miriam to giving birth the Messiah opened its matrix. Goodbye to the dogma of perpetual virginity.
Miriam also certifies Yeshua that his father was Yosef:
Luke 2:48-50 “And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them”.
Several verses claim that Yeshua was the son of Yosef:
John 1:45 “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Yeshua of Nazareth, the son of Joseph“.
John 6:41-42 “The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Yeshua, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?“
6.-YESHUA WAS DESCENDANT OF THE HOUSE OF DAVID BY HIS FATHER YOSEF:
Luke 2:3-6 “And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David🙂 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered”.
Two things very clearly see here:
(1) Yosef was of the House and family of David.
(2) Miriam his wife (bride), was pregnant.
The term “commitment” or “bride” is a clumsy translation of kiddushin; According to Jewish law, calls “bride” really were husband and wife. It was the first stage of a Jewish marriage. When the angel came to Miriam she was already betrothed = married.
Luke 1:26-27 “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from Elohim unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary”.
Paul himself says that Yeshua comes from the flesh, of the seed of David:
Romans 9:3 “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, Elohim blessed for ever. Amen”.
According to the writer of Lucas, Miriam was a relative of Elizabeth, wife of the priest Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah, that she was part of the lineage of Aaron and the tribe of Levi.
Luke 1:5 “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth“.
Luke 1:36 “And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren”.
7.-YESHUA TO BE THE MESSIAH JEW HAD TO BE BY LINEAGE (SPERM) DESCENDANT OF DAVID (TRIBE OF JUDAH).
Genesis 49:10 “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
People were part of the 12 tribes of Israel by the paternal home of men (fathers), not of mothers:
Numbers 1:17-18 “And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by their names: And they assembled the entire congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls”.
Note: Yeshua was heir to the House of David by his father Yosef, who was directly descended from David, also was priest Levite forever by his mother Miriam who was a direct descendant of Aaron.
Jeremiah 33:17-18 “For thus said the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually”.
1 Chronicles 17:3-14 “and happened the same night the word of Elohim came to Nathan, saying: go and tell my servant David:” thus said the Lord: “you do not build me home so that I may dwell therein” I have not dwelt in a House since the day that I brought up to Israel until today, but rather I went shop in shop and dwelling in dwelling. ‘ ‘ In all the places where I have walked with all Israel, would have spoken a Word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying: “why do not I have built an House of Cedar?”‘…. I’ll also a place for my people Israel, and I will plant it there so it dwells in its own place and not be removed Neither the wicked oppressed them more as before, since the days that I ordered that judges had over my people Israel; and I will put all your enemies. Also I’ll have you know that the Lord will build you a House. And it shall come to pass, that when your days are fulfilled so that you will be with your parents, I will raise one of your descendants after you, that will be for your children; and I will establish his Kingdom. It will build me a House,and I will establish his throne forever. I will be father to him and he shall be a son to me; and no I will remove him my mercy, as I removedit from that which was before you. “But I confirm in my house and inmy Kingdom for ever, and his throne will be established forever.‘”
2 Samuel 7:12-17 “when your days are fulfilled and you may rest with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, which you will leave your BOWELS, and I will establish his Kingdom.” He will build a House for my name, and I will establish the throne of his Kingdom forever. I will be father to him and he shall be my son. When he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men, and flogging of children of men, but my mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed before you. Your House and your Kingdom shall remain forever before me; your throne shall be established forever. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so Nathan told David”.
Isaiah 11:1-2 “and will sprout a bud of the stem of Jesse (David’s father), and a stem from his roots will bear fruit. And it will rest upon the spirit of the Lord, the spirit of wisdom and intelligence, spirit of Council and power, spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH.”
8.-THE FIRST FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA AFTER THE APOSTLES DID NOT BELIEVE IN THE VIRGIN BIRTH
The Ebonites, one of the main groups of followers of the Messiah, thought as follows:
“.. . They [the Ebonites] did not accept the story of the Virgin at everything birth since this mythology is not rooted in Jewish thought. So that, unlike later Christians [the Roman Catholic variety], did not see Yeshua as a divine being. Or they thought that Yeshua had pre-existed his human form in any way… He was, like you and I, human in all respects, feel our pain, joy, sadness and joy. Became the chosen Messiah of Elohim, because Elohim judged it more fair than anyone else“(“How Yeshua became Christian”, St. Martin Press, New York 2008, page 100).
9.-BASED ON WHAT WE HAVE DESCRIBED ABOVE NOW YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIRTH OF YESHUA IN MATTHEW AND IN LUKE.
VERSION OF MATTHEW:
Matthew 1:16-25 “Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Miriam, which was born Yeshua, called the Mashiach. (YOSEF was direct descendant of DAVID, of the House of JUDAH) 1:17 so all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon until Christ, fourteen generations.
1:18 and the birth of Yeshua has Mashiach was as follows. While his mother Miriam betrothed (married) to Yosef, until the marriage was completed, we found that he had conceived by the Holy Spirit. (THE COUPLE HAD SEX WITH THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT OF ELOHIM BEFORE THE END OF THE CELEBRATIONS)
1:19 and Joseph her husband (says that already were married, in the first phase of the Jewish marriage), being a righteous man (because had made what is contrary to the Customs beans) and not wanting to defame her, wanted to abandon it in secret.
1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
1:21 and shall bear a son, and you shall call his name Yeshua, because the will save his people from their sins. All this happened so was fulfilled what the Lord had spoken by the Prophet, saying: (now using Isaiah 7: 14 as a basis)
1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:;
Mat 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name YESHUA. (BECAUSE I HAD FEAR OF ELOHIM AND MESSIAH WAS INSIDE THE BODY OF HIS WIFE).
Clearly now it can be understood, although it is that they tried to change the text a little.
VERSION OF LUKE:
Luke 1:26-38 “and in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by Elohim unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
1: 27 to a Virgin betrothed (young married woman) with a man named Joseph, of the House of David (single YOSEF it was);” and the Virgin’s name was Miriam. ….1:31 and behold, you will conceive in your womb and you give birth a son, and you shall call his name Yeshua (never the ANGEL says MIRACULOUSLY).
1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
(by descendants of YOSEF, by his SPERM);
1:33 and he will reign over the House of Jacob forever, and his Kingdom will have no end.
1:34 then Mary said to the angel: how will this be? Because I do not know man (OF COURSE HE KNOWS, SHE MARRIED YOSEF, AND HAVE DONE THINGS WITH HIM AND THE ANGEL KNOWS THAT).
1:35 answered the angel, said: the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most high will overshadow you; why the Holy child which will be born will be called the son of Elohim. (THE HIGHEST COVERED THE PROCESS OF PROCREATION)
1:36 and behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren.
1:37 for nothing will be impossible for God.
1:38 then Maria said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be with me according to your Word. And the angel was his presence.
Clearly now it can be understood, although it is that they tried to change the text a little.
ANALYZE THE TEXT ABOVE AND TAKE YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS. BLESSINGS.
Rabbi Yosef Ben Marques April 2016
NOTE: Feb 2018
The Angel knew that Miriam was married to Yosef “Luc 1:27” to a married maiden with a male whose name was Yosef, from David’s house, and the maiden’s name was Miriam.”
The Angel also came “Luk 1:26 At the sixth month (approximately between July and August according to the Hebrew calendar)” and Miriam received “Luk 1:35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you (MIRIAM), and the power of the Most High will shade you”.
Interestingly, if Yeshua was born in September approximately the following year it was not impregnated with the holy spirit but in December or January of that year, because it is 9 months gestation. So if the Angel arrived in August and she got pregnant in December or January, it’s been five months.
Very probably, is my humble opinion, “Miriam thought she was already pregnant and went out to tell Yosef that very thing. Yosef thought the worst as he hadn’t touched her, fortunately the Angel came to Yosef and explained that she was blessed. Yosef proceeded to consummate his marriage and did not approach her until the messiah’s birth.”