Re: Proto-Matthew Birth Narrative (was: Incarnation and Docetism)

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Mon Apr 01 1996 - 12:49:36 EST

Correct that, please!

On 4/1/96, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> as a rather UN-Jewish one. Luke has a virgin-birth narrative, but it is in
> agreement with Matthew's on only two points: (1) virgin-birth by Mary and
> (2) birth in Jerusalem. . . .

Make that: "(1) birth in Bethlehem. "

Mary and Joseph are resident in Bethlehem according to Matthew, while Luke
has them come from Galilee to Bethlehem for the census of Quirinius
(another little problem in Luke!)

Carl W. Conrad
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