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Prophecy of Jesus Birth
The Prophecy of Jesus Birth. According to Matthew 1:22-23, the virgin birth is understood as a prophetic fulfilment of Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
Jesus Birth - The Virgin Birth
According to Matthew 1:22-23, the virgin birth is understood as a prophetic fulfilment of Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Historically, the Christian belief that Jesus was miraculously conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary without sexual union with man (Matt 1:18-25; Luke 1:34-35). The birth narratives of Matthew and Luke assume as established fact that the virgin birth indeed happened. The virgin birth also affirms Jesus' true humanity. Born of a woman, he was fully humanóliable to all the temptations of a fallen race (Heb 4:15). Jesus' humanity revealed his (and God's) complete identification with humankind. He became as they were.
The following information provides details of Jesus Birth, taken from the Gospels:
A census decreed by Caesar Augustus sent Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem where, during the last years of Herod the Great, Jesus was born to the acclaim of angels and shepherds.
The exact date of Jesus' birth is debated by any time from late 7 to 5 b.c. is possible.
Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day (Luke 2:21) and on the fortieth day taken to the temple in Jerusalem, where he was presented to the Lord and his parents were ceremonially purified according to levitical custom (Luke 2:22-38; Lev 12:1-8).
They returned to Bethlehem were, apparently, they intended to stay.
Magi came from the east, following a miraculous star.
They found Jesus after making inquiries in Jerusalem, upsetting the rulers there. This visit could have been up to two years after Jesus' birth.
Herod's desire to kill the child Jesus was thwarted by God and the family escaped to Egypt.
After Herod the Great's death in 4 b.c., the family decided to return to Nazareth after hearing that Archelaus was ruling over Judea (where Bethlehem was) in place of his father.
Only one episode is recorded of Jesus' early years. When he was twelve years old, on the eve of adulthood according to Jewish custom (Luke 2:41-50), he showed his profound identification with the temple and the things of God.
Some of the information on this page about the Jesus Birth is taken from the classic reference book "Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology". Enjoy learning about the Jesus Birth.
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