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As Mark being the earliest one of all the gospels, why doesn't it mention the virgin conception?

This haunting question came to me after seeing a documentary regarding the gospels and how John is not considered synoptic. It seems that scholars hold the belief that Mark was the first gospel ever ...
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How did the Virgin Birth of Jesus prove to be a “sign” as prophesied in Is 7:14?

WE read in Is 7:14 (KJV): Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Of course, the Gospels speak of the ...
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How do Catholics explain the apparent inconsistency between Mary's not experiencing labor pain and Rev 12:1-6?

According to Catholicism: When Mary delivered Jesus from her womb, she labored without pain; see Catholic Answers articles Was Mary Free from Labor Pain? and Evidence for Mary's Painless Childbirth. ...
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Why did God allowed Herod to slay so many newborns? [duplicate]

Why didn't God strike Herod with Leprosy before he could to any harm to the newborns? He could prevent the death of many newborns and Joseph wouldn't have been forced to run to Egypt with Mary and ...
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When Paul wrote about Jesus' birth as "born of a woman," did he not contradict the fact that Jesus was "born of a virgin" as Matthew wrote? [closed]

According to the Scriptures that were given through Matthew, Jesus Christ was born to a virgin. "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will ...
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Do we know more details about the act of Jesus' birth beyond Luke 2?

Luke's Gospel tells us simply that Jesus was born to Mary and placed in a manger. It doesn't say if it was an easy or difficult birth, who helped deliver the baby, and so on. I want to write a ...
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Does original sin have an impact on Jesus?

Was Jesus subject to original sin or because he was born of the Holy Spirit and of Mary he was not born with a sin nature?
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What are the traditional reasons ascribed to why God saw it fit that Jesus be born of a virgin?

According to the early church fathers, why did God decide that Jesus would be born of a virgin? I would imagine that someone like Augustine would say that it has something to do with why he is ...
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Old Testament verses other than Genesis 3:15 speak of the "seed" of a woman. How, then, does it indicate a virgin birth? [closed]

I am researching prophecies about the virgin birth of Jesus in the Old Testament and am currently trying to find answers on specific issues. Genesis 16:10; 24:60; 4:25; Leviticus 22:13; 1 Samuel 2:20-...
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Have there been any Christian writings on the genetics of Jesus? [closed]

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. From a scientific perspective, this means that he would have had no genetic material provided from a male ...
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According to those holding that Jesus was literally born of a virgin, why did Paul not mention it?

Matthew and Luke each open with an account of Jesus' miraculous virginal conception and birth. The virgin birth is widely seen as an essential belief in Christianity, being found for example in the ...
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Do Mormons believe in the Virgin birth taught in the Bible? (LDS)

According to Brigham Young, the second prophet and president of the LDS church: "The birth of the Savior was as natural as the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He ...
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How do Catholics explain the fact that Jesus is male yet he has no human biological father?

Science states that the mother contributes an X chromosome, while the father contributes either an X or a Y chromosome. If the father contributes a Y chromosome, the fetus will develop into a male (...
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