The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature: Part 6: The Annunciation of Jesus to Joseph: Matthew 1:18-25 | Perspectives Of A Fellow Traveler

The following is post number 6 in my series, “The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature”. This post centers around the Annunciation of Jesus to Joseph and comes from the Gospel of Matthew 1:18-25, from the New Revised Standard Version with annotations from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version 4th ed. Edition by Michael D. Coogan

18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.i 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.ii 21She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’iii22All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

23 ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

and they shall name him Emmanuel’,

Source: The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature: Part 6: The Annunciation of Jesus to Joseph: Matthew 1:18-25 | Perspectives Of A Fellow Traveler

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