WAS JESUS THE NAZARENE BORN OF A VIRGIN?
The Christians say that Jesus the Nazarene was born of a virgin, and the Jews say that Jesus the Nazarene was not born of a virgin.
Who is right? The Christians or the Jews?
In order to know the answer, we must consult the Bible, because the Bible is the collection of the books that are inspired by God.
But before this, we must discover which is the true Bible, because the Bible of the Christians is composed by the books of the Old Testament and by the books of the New Testament, and the Bible of the Jews is composed only by the books of the Old Testament, because the Jews say that the books of the New Testament are not inspired by God, and so cannot be parts of the Bible.
There is no doubt that the books of the Old Testament (also called Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible), are inspired by God, because both the Christians and the Jews say that they are inspired by God, but there is controversy over whether the books of the New Testament are inspired by God or not, because the Christians say that the books of the New Testament are inspired by God, and the Jews say that the books of the New Testament are not inspired by God.
In the books of the New Testament there are words that contradict the words that God had spoken before, that are written in the books of the Old Testament (Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible).
For example: It is written in the Old Testament (Tanakh, ou Hebrew Bible), in Genesis 17:9-14 and Exodus 12:48-49 and Leviticus 12:3, that God commanded that all men be circumcised, and that, when a boy is born, he be circumcised when he is eight days old and, nevertheless, it is written in the New Testament, in Galatians 5:2 that we must not make the circumcision.
Another example: It is written in the Old Testament (Tanakh, ou Hebrew Bible), in Leviticus 11:1-30, that God commanded us not to eat the unclean animals, among which are the pig, the camel, the rabbit, the ostrich, the fishes without scales, the shrimp, the lobster, the crab, the squid and the octopus and, nevertheless, it is written in the New Testament, in Matthew 15:11 and Mark 7:18-19 and Acts 10:9-16 and Romans 14:14 and 14:20 and 1 Timothy 4:1-5, that everything is clean, and it is allowed to eat any animal.
Therefore, it is verified that the message of the New Testament is totally opposed to the message of God, which was already written before in the books of the Old Testament (Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible).
So, it is proven that the books of the New Testament are not inspired by God.
The Christians say that Jesus the Nazarene is the Messiah, but they are mistaken, because Jesus the Nazarene is not the Messiah. The Christians mistakenly interpreted the prophecies that are in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh). The messiah prince mentioned in Daniel 9:25-26 is not the Messiah son of David, but rather a priest ruler, because the priests also are anointed, and anointed is synonymous of messiah, and in Daniel 9:26 it is written that after the sixty and two weeks the messiah will be cut o ff, and he will not have, what means that the mentioned messiah will not have the kingship. The messiah prince mentioned in Daniel 9:25-26 was King Antigonus, who was High Priest and king of Judea from 40 BCE until 37 BCE, and was decapitated by the Romans in 37 BCE. For more details on this subject, see the page http://www.caraita.teo.br/what_is_the_correct_interpretation_of_the_prophecy_of_the_seventy_weeks_of_daniel.htm .
The Christians say that Jesus the Nazarene was born of a virgin because it is written in the New Testament, in Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-35, that Jesus the Nazarene was born of a virgin.
However, this argument is not valid, because the books of the New Testament are not inspired by God, as I have already demonstrated above.
The Christians say that Jesus the Nazarene was born of a virgin to fulfill what is written in the Old Testament (Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible), in Isaiah 7:14, an say that in that verse it is written “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”.
However, in the original text of the book of Isaiah, in Hebrew, it is written “Behold, the young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
The Hebrew word that the Christians translate as “virgin” is the word “almah”, that means “young woman”, “lass”. The word “almah” is the feminine of “elem”, that means “young man”. Therefore, “almah” means “young woman”. “Virgin” in Hebrew is “betulah”.
Beyond that, reading the chapters 7 and 8 of the book of Isaiah, we see that the boy mentioned in Isaiah 7:14 would be born soon after the date in which the prophecy was said, and that before that boy know to reject the evil and to choose the good, the land of Syria and the Land of Samaria (Kingdom of Israel, that is, Kingdom of the North) would be forsaken, and the verse Isaiah 7:16 shows it very clearly, and the verses 2 Kings 15:29 and 2 Kings 16:9 also show very clearly that everything that is said in Isaiah 7:14-16 was fulfilled in that same epoch, in a short period of time.
Therefore, we see that the verse Isaiah 7:14 does not refer to the Messiah, and does not say that a virgin would conceive, but says that a young woman would conceive, and we see also that that prophecy was fulfilled in the time of the prophet Isaiah.
And the verse Isaiah 8:18 shows that the sons of the prophet Isaiah were used by God for signals and prodigies, and this demonstrates that the boy mentioned in Isaiah 7:14 was a son of the prophet Isaiah, what is also seen in Isaiah 8:3-4.
Therefore, we see that the story of the virginal birth of Jesus the Nazarene is totally false.
Beyond that, the passages 2 Samuel 7:12-16 and 1 Chronicles 17:11-14 and Psalms 89:20-38 show that God had said that the Messiah would be of the seed of David, what proves that the Messiah will not be born of a virgin, because he will be generated by a man descendent of David.
Beyond that, God is not carnal, so that it does not make sense to say that God rendered pregnant a woman.
Everything indicates that the Christians created the myths of the divinity of Jesus the Nazarene and of the virginal birth of Jesus the Nazarene, influenced by the Paganism, because in the heathen religions there are myths about gods that incarnate in men, who are called avatars in the Hinduism, and myths about demigods, sons of a god with a woman, as is the case of Heracles, or Hercules, in the Greco-Roman mythology.
Yahveh bless you.
João Paulo Fernandes Pontes.
Published in November 12, 2007.
Updated in August 17, 2016.