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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
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
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
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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