Aug 4, 2014

Paul doesn't report a virgin birth

Paul Doesn't Report the Virgin Birth.
Why he didn't know the story.  

Paul (AD 49) didn't preach a Jesus born of a virgin.
Not a word about a Jesus coming into the world through the work of a miracle.  

The Gospel of Matthew (AD 80s) claims old scripture talks of a (supposed) virgin--
Matthew 1:22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). 

The Gospel drew it from the Old Testament book of Isaiah, which says--
Isaiah 7:14 [T]he Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin [or young woman] will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 

Paul however is economical with his words.
Doesn't breathe a word about a virgin.
Only says--
Galatians 4:4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his son, born of a woman, born under law.

Paul is so brief, his words are suspect.
What to make of them?
It's as if the virgin birth story was unknown to him.
Or it hadn't been invented yet.

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