Genesis Stories as Beginnings
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This chapter examines the biblical birth narratives that probably come to understand the stories in new and more insightful ways. Interestingly, though, a critical examination of the birth narratives in the gospels would probably reveal that many Christians are least well informed about these stories. A careful look into what 'the Bible says' about the birth of Jesus might, indeed, surprises many devout and faithful Christians. The idea of a virgin birth caused difficulty for some Jews who thought it a sign of the illegitimacy of Jesus. The chapter examines that Joseph as the father of Jesus in the story of the rejection of Jesus in his 'hometown', for which Luke has 'Nazareth'. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches subscribe to a doctrine called the Perpetual Virginity of Mary. In essence, this means that, because of a miracle of God, Mary remained a virgin, even physically, during and after the birth of Jesus.