Did Matthew Conceive a Virgin? Isaiah 7:14 and the Birth of Jesus
Is the birth of Jesus from a virgin an invention of Matthew (Matthew 1:23) as part of a desire to fulfil the words of Isaiah 7:14? This article examines the interpretation of Isaiah 7:14 in pre-Christian times and how Matthew cited prophetic texts. It also reflects on the influence of the early tradition of Jesus’ descent from David upon Matthew's reference to a virginal conception.
The Virgin Birth: A Mystery To Be Cried Aloud
Showing that the virgin birth must be distinguished from the immaculate conception and perpetual virginity, this article shows that Mary gave birth to Christ while being a virgin though she did not remain so. It shows how this relates to Christ divinity and humanity, His sinless state and His role as the Savior.