Is the Virgin Birth attested in Torah??

Over the last couple days I have pondered through a lengthy and detailed article that unfolds a sensitive subject that is hidden in the Torah and seems to reveal/attest to the need for a virgin birth of the Messiah.  Following is a neat article that goes into some detail exposing another one of those mysteries that has been danced around, but never fully understood.

And, the site that it comes from seems to have a number of other such interesting articles…  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


THE   VIRGIN   BIRTH   IN   TORAH

by Jeremy Chance Springfield
​6/1/2015

The virgin birth of the Messiah is a doctrine heavily promoted in Christianity.  It is considered a foundational teaching about the Redeemer.  How odd it is, therefore, to find that almost exclusively, there is only ever one passage in all of the Hebrew Scriptures that Christianity brings forth to substantiate the claim that the Messiah must be born of a virgin woman.  That verse is found in Isaiah 7:14.
Most translations contain the term “virgin” in this verse.  The text actually uses the Hebrew term  ALMAH, meaning “young woman,” and not specifically “virgin.”  It is with this detail that Judaism takes issue concerning the concept of a virgin miraculously conceiving and bearing a son who would be the Messiah.  The believer in the virgin birth need not be too entirely distressed at this detail of the meaning of the term, however, since every usage of ALMAH in the Hebrew Scriptures appears to be in a context of a young, unmarried female – a detail that would be assumed to refer to a virginal status in the Hebrew mindset.  ~Continue Reading

About Pete Rambo

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3 Responses to Is the Virgin Birth attested in Torah??

  1. Sue in Aqaba says:

    Read this at Al McCarn’s blog and was impressed enough to share it with some wise teachers I know who took a look at it. Their comments: Can’t find anything to argue with in this! Very interesting, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ken Rank says:

    This fight against the virgin birth is just another sign of the times. As Jeremy points points out in his article, the Greek and Aramaic use a word that means virgin. Even the Hebrew, which has a word that really does mean maiden or young woman… would mean virgin anyway because a law abiding young woman would have been a virgin.

    Like with so many other teachings, this anti-virgin stance is a reaction to Christianity, nothing more. But those who take this position must do so hoping that those they try to bewitch must forget that Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel all had miracle births. The wives of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all had miracle births… but the Mary story is just too much to be believed? Seems to be God’s M.O. doesn’t it? 🙂

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  3. Karen says:

    Great article! Very in depth. Lots of wisdom in here.Thank you!

    Like

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