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Virgin Mary was not a virgin

Updated on December 14, 2010

Its not what one thinks

Both yes and no, explanation.

Maryam (Mary) was not a virgin, but true she also was. This is based on what most people and believers think that she was. but the confusion stops here, simple, it's language translation that most get wrong. The 2 are greek and hebrew. Most will say and believe its the Greek form, especially Roman Catholics. But the bible/scriptures were not written originally in Greek, it was Hebrew (including similar languages). The Hebrew form it means young woman, "Almah" is used. Which makes perfect sense since most females got married younger than 18 in older times up to about the 1920's. Plus girls develop faster than boys, scholars believe Mary was about 14 so its possible for her to give birth by husband Josef. Plus how would Joe be happy that he can't be close to his wife. Some records  showed that girls can give birth before puberty, in Peru 1939 Lina Medina gave birth at age 5. These girls would be the Hebrew form of that word. The slight of hand is what confused people.

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    • nick071438 profile image

      nick071438 5 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      Just want to add something interesting about Lina Medina as mentioned in the second to the last sentence of this hub:

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      cceerpp 6 years ago from Ghana

      You confuse the Hebrew word "Almah" which means a young woman of marriageable age and the Greek word "Parthenos" which is the translation in the Septuagint of the book of Isaiah 7:14 which indicates that the the Mother of the Son of God shall be a virgin. How can you claim otherwise?