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The doctrine of Mary’s perpetual virginity comes not only from Catholics as you mentioned but from traditional Lutheranism as well. The basis for this is not only an ancient understanding of the role Mary plays in the incarnation, but also it is revealed to the early Christians, especially those coming from Rabbinic Judaism, as a completion of God’s plan as ...


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No, Jeremiah's "queen of heaven" is not the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is also called the Queen of Heaven. The Original Douay Old Testament commentates on Jeremiah 44:17: They reputed the Moon as queen, and the Sun as king of the stars: more peculiarly men did sacrifice to the sun, and women to the Moon, but so that all did cooperate in both. For the ...


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According to Wikipedia The first book written was probably 1 Thessalonians, written at around 50 AD. The last book of the canon is the Book of Revelation said to be written by John of Patmos during the reign of Domitian (81-96). The earliest reference (that I could find) to the Assumption of Mary is found in Pseudo-Melito by Saint Epiphanius of Salamis ...


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All of them. Jesus was 33 when he died. If she were 12 - 20 years old at his birth, then she would have been 45 - 53 years old at his death. Which is quite old for people at that time. The earliest known books of the New Testament were written around 45-55 CE. This would have her age between 57 - 75 year old - which would not be consistent with the ...



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