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b. Rahab was a harlot who lived in the city of Jericho in Canaan (Joshua 2:1).
c. Ruth at her motherinlaw Naomi request, she came secretly to where Boaz was sleeping and spent the night with him. Later Ruth and Boaz were married (Ruth 3:114).
d. Bathsheba became pregnant by King David while she was still married to Uriah (2 Samuel 11:25).
To have women mentioned in a genealogy is very unusual. Why would Matthew mention these, and only these, women? The only reason that makes any sense is that Joseph, rather than the Holy Spirit, impregnated Mary prior to their getting married, and that this was known by others who argued that because of this Jesus could not be the Messiah. By mentioning these women in the genealogy Matthew is in effect saying, Messiah, who must be a descendant of King David, will have at least four women in his genealogy, so what difference does one more make? ANGEL MESSAGE
In Matthew, the angel appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him that Mary child will save his people from their sins. In Luke, the angel tells Mary that her son will be great, he will be called the Son of the Most High and will rule on David throne forever. A short time later Mary tells Elizabeth that all generations will consider her (Mary) blessed because of the child that will be born to her.
If this were true, Mary and Joseph should have had the highest regard for their son. Instead, we read in Mark 3:2021 that Jesus family tried to take custody of him because they thought he had lost his mind. And later, in Mark 6:46 Jesus complained that he received no honor among his own relatives and his own household.
January 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm
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re 1, it doesn really matter, because at the end of Matthew 1, he says, (on the Maurey Show no less), Joseph was NOT the father. Although it DOES give one pause, wondering why the ENTIRE chapter is wasted on the genealogy, only to have it denied in the end.
re 2,[url=http://www.sport.fr/smartphones/moncler.asp]femmes moncler[/url], the examination of those verses in Matthew, (which were a quotation from Isaiah), is a bit more interesting, historically speaking.
Isaiah 7 talks about the history of King Ahaz, son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, who was king of Judah. At the time, King Rezin of Aram and Pekah, son of Remaliah, King of Israel, marched up to fight against Jerusalem, and the campaign was long and protracted. When Ahaz was loosing faith, Isaiah went to visit him, and told him to up keep the faith, and continue the war, and told him that the SIGN from god, that they were favored, was that one of his wives, (a of marriageable age would be found to be with child. The SIGN was the CHILD, (and NOT the manner of the birth). . they shall name him Emmanuel which means is with us The CHILD was the SIGN. The general intent of the Gospel of Matthew was to claim the fulfillment of the various prophesies regarding the messiah, and this one was another one of those claims/stories of fulfillment.
BTW, the word is a mistranslation, of a translation. So WE have a translation, of a mistranslation, of a translation. Matthew, writing in Greek about the birth of Jesus, quotes the Septuagint text of Isaiah 7:1416, which uses the Greek word (parthenos,), (we still use the term while the original Hebrew text has (almah), which has the slightly wider meaning of an unmarried, betrothed,or newly wed woman such as in the case of Ahaz betrothed Abijah, daughter of Zechariah. He NEVER meant to imply that he was asserting claims, and THAT whole business was a mistranslation, taken to ridiculous extremes, by interpreters who missed the point. THE CHILD was the sign.
Also interesting that Matthew (1:25) only says that Joseph her not till she brought forth her firstborn son It does NOT say she REMAINED a virgin.
Well, since I have neither the energy nor the desire to verify alll of that and don really care and because it is all nonsense anyway, you win bucky. You kknow bucky, I fella comes in here, tries to irritate VanHagar a little, have a few laughs and some damn devil ball be sucking all the fun out of it. Man, guess I will watch the Lakers and have a cold frosty. I might be late for your next class, but that is only because the bullies are beating me up in the bathroom and taking my lunch money again.
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