Only two Gospels and the Koran make reference to the virginity of Mary ...

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
26,630
Italy, Lago Maggiore
#1
Only the Gospels by Matthew and Luke report the virginity of Mary.

The curiosity about this is that the only other Holly Text stating the virginity of Mary is ... the Koran, not the other two Gospels!

There are other not canonical Gospels reporting this, but those Gospels have been dismissed by the Church.

Isn't this interesting?
 

Moros

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
3,094
#2
Only the Gospels by Matthew and Luke report the virginity of Mary.

The curiosity about this is that the only other Holly Text stating the virginity of Mary is ... the Koran, not the other two Gospels!

There are other not canonical Gospels reporting this, but those Gospels have been dismissed by the Church.

Isn't this interesting?
Just as interesting is that both the Koran and the Gospel of Luke portray Mary as a Levite, so if Jesus really were 'born of a virgin' he wouldn't have been a direct descendant of David/Judah. (The Koran seems to confuse Mary the mother of Jesus, with Miriam the sister of Moses.)

On the other hand, the Gospel of Luke does identify Joseph as the father of Jesus, and both Luke and Matthew provide proof of Jesus' Davidic descent by tracing it through the ancestors of Joseph - which means a biological link is assumed.
 
Dec 2015
3,704
USA
#4
Only the Gospels by Matthew and Luke report the virginity of Mary.

The curiosity about this is that the only other Holly Text stating the virginity of Mary is ... the Koran, not the other two Gospels!

There are other not canonical Gospels reporting this, but those Gospels have been dismissed by the Church.

Isn't this interesting?
Yes its a very interesting similarity.
 

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