THE GOSPEL OF SAINT MATTHEW HOLDS AN ENIGMA
THAT MADE PEOPLE ASSUME JESUS WAS BORN OF A
VIRGIN, BUT ACTUALLY SAYS WHO WAS HIS FATHER.
The idea of Jesus’ virgin birth does not come from Jesus. You have to know that:
1: Jesus never said he was born of a virgin (read the New Testament).
2: Saint Paul, who wrote half of the books of the New Testament, contradicts the virgin birth: “Jesus was a descendant of David according to the flesh”.
3: Saint Mark and Saint John do not mention the virgin birth.
4: Sain Matthew and Saint Luke, who refer to a mystery in regards to Jesus’ birth, offer genealogies for Jesus that do not coincide with each other.
Saint Matthew refers to several prophecies coming true in Jesus because the Jews believed in prophecies. In his first chapter he refers to a prophecy regarding a virgin that gave birth to a son. This is why, many centuries ago, the religious authorities assumed that Jesus was born of a virgin. However, these people ignored that Saint Matthew refers to a prophecy in Isaiah and that this prophet originally mentioned a young woman and not to a virgin.
Saint Matthew mistranslated that word on purpose to make people assume that Jesus was born of a virgin. You have to realize that when his gospel appears, a long time after it was written, the religious authorities were no longer descendants of Jews, who were familiar with books that hold secrets, but of pagans, who were familiar with pagan ideas. One was that of ‘A god being born of a virgin’, another that of ‘A Messiah being born of a virgin’. The Egyptians were familiar with the former idea while the Persians were familiar with the latter. To attract the pagans to Christianity the gospels associated Jesus with several miracles, because that was what pagans believed in.
JEWS CONSIDER THAT ONE IS A JEW WHEN THE MOTHER IS A JEW
In regards to genealogies, you have to realize that because of extramarital relations some lineages are real while others are supposed. The person you think is your father is not necessarily your biological father. You can be sure of the female lineage of your mother, always from mother to daughter, but to be sure of the male lineage of your father, always from father to son, with each generation that you go back in time you have to make a DNA test.
The Bible recognizes that difference by basing real lineages on the ‘father begot son’ principle and basing supposed lineages on formulas such as, “Cain knew his wife and she became pregnant and gave birth to” or “And Jesus was, as people believed, the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, etcetera” That not only means that people believed that Jesus was the son of Joseph, but also that they believed that Josepth was the son of Heli, etcetera. Saint Matthew and Saint Luke offer different genealogies because the former offers his true lineage and the latter his supposed lineage.
Saint Matthew starts his genealogies for Jesus with Abraham and ends with Jesus. What is intriguing is that although it is based on the father begot son principle it ends with, “Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary who gave birth to Jesus.” Also intriguing is that in this male lineage appear four women – Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Batsheba – and when we consult the Old Testament we find that all had extramarital relations. This information prepares us for what we are going to discover about Mary.
And the end of this genealogy Saint Matthew says, “So the amount of generations are: fourteen from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian deportation, and fourteen from the Babylonian deportation to Jesus. Saint Matthew obviously encourages us to divide these generations in three columns. The traditional way to do so is the following: Abraham / David ; David / Josiah and Jechoniah / Jesus. But this division is inconsistent because it repeats David in the second column, but not Josiah in the third column.
When we repeat Josías in the third column we see that there are already fourteen generations between him and Joseph, so if Josiah marks the deportation to Babylon and there are fourteen generation between the deportation to Babylon and Jesus, Joseph and Jesus form part of the same generation, which means that they were brothers, and that is possible if Jacob first had Joseph and later, when Joseph was an adult, had Jesus from Joseph’s wife Mary.
The Jews believed that the Messiah would be a descendant of David. In case that Jesus was the son of Jacob, the genealogy in Saint Matthew makes sense as it demonstrates that Jesus was a descendant of David. In case that Jesus was born of a virgin it makes no sense, because Jesus then had nothing to do with that lineage.