Matthew 1:18-21, DFV


          18Now the birth of Jesus Christa was like this: After his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found pregnant of the Divine Spirit. 19Joseph, her husband, being a good person and not willing to embarrass her publicly, intended to break their engagement secretly. 20But when he thought about these things, an angel of the Lady appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, descendant of Bathsheba and David, don’t be afraid to marry Mary, because what is conceived in her is from the Divine Spirit. 21She will have a son. You will name him Jesus, because he will deliver his people from their sins.”


One Response to “Matthew 1:18-21, DFV”

  1. Besem O. Etchi Says:

    Great work! A thought on Matt 1:18 – Prepositions change alot. Here you use “pregnant of the Holy Spirit”. The text we are used to uses “through” the meaning of Luke’s “By” because the Holy Spirit’s action is a channel not a cause. The Holy Spirit is Feminine (Cf Sophia, Lady Wisdom) and so cannot cause Mary to be pregnant. Luke’s text has “and the power of the Father” which is the cause of Mary’s pregnancy. The Holy Spirit provides Mary with divine fecund-ability. This is of course not mentioned if one operates in the framework where the entire human seed is contained in the male and the female just receives but biology proves that the woman must contribute an ovum for fertilisation to happen. Tertullian’s 200AD creed has “brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb” – Two actions for the Word to take flesh because Godde is always acting at least, in Trinity.

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