Mary (Mother of Jesus)
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Who was Mary?
The definition and outline of Mary (Mother of Jesus) is as follows:
According to the New Testament and the early church she was the
daughter of Joachim and Anne. She lived in Nazareth in Galilee and
was betrothed (engaged) to Joseph. She conceived Jesus Christ
miraculously by the agency of the Holy Spirit. She married Joseph
and accompanied him to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
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The wife of Joseph, the mother of Jesus, called the "Virgin Mary,"
though never so designated in Scripture (Matthew 2:11; Acts 1:14).
Little is known of her personal history. Her genealogy is given in
Luke 3. She was of the tribe of Judah and the lineage of David
(Psalms 132:11; Luke 1:32). She was connected by marriage with
Elisabeth, who was of the lineage of Aaron (Luke 1:36).
While she resided at Nazareth with her parents, before she became
the wife of Joseph, the angel Gabriel announced to her that she was
to be the mother of the promised Messiah (Luke 1:35). After this she
went to visit her cousin Elisabeth, who was living with her husband
Zacharias (probably at Juttah, Joshua 15:55; 21:16, in the
neighbourhood of Maon), at a considerable distance, about 100 miles,
from Nazareth. Immediately on entering the house she was saluted by
Elisabeth as the mother of her Lord, and then forthwith gave
utterance to her hymn of thanksgiving (Luke 1:46-56; Compare 1
Samuel 2:1-10). After three months Mary returned to Nazareth to her
own home. Joseph was supernaturally made aware (Matthew 1:18-25) of
her condition, and took her to his own home. Soon after this the
decree of Augustus (Luke 2:1) required that they should proceed to
Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), some 80 or 90 miles from Nazareth; and while
they were there they found shelter in the inn or khan provided for
strangers (Luke 2:6,7). But as the inn was crowded, Mary had to
retire to a place among the cattle, and there she brought forth her
son, who was called Jesus (Matthew 1:21), because he was to save his
people from their sins. This was followed by the presentation in the
temple, the flight into Egypt, and their return in the following
year and residence at Nazareth (Matthew 2). There for thirty years
Mary, the wife of Joseph the carpenter, resides, filling her own
humble sphere, and pondering over the strange things that had
happened to her. During these years only one event in the history of
Jesus is recorded, viz., his going up to Jerusalem when twelve years
of age, and his being found among the doctors in the temple (Luke
2:41-52). Probably also during this period Joseph died, for he is
not again mentioned.
After the commencement of our Lord's public ministry little notice
is taken of Mary. She was present at the marriage in Cana. A year
and a half after this we find her at Capernaum (Matthew
12:46,48,49), where Christ uttered the memorable words, "Who is my
mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand
toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!"
The next time we find her is at the cross along with her sister
Mary, and Mary Magdalene, and Salome, and other women (John 19:26).
From that hour John took her to his own abode. She was with the
little company in the upper room after the Ascension (Acts 1:14).
From this time she wholly disappears from public notice. The time
and manner of her death are unknown.
Mary (Mother of Jesus)
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