Virgin births predating jesus
No sound-minded shepherd would have been so foolhardy as to leave his flock in the fields at night at that time of year.And no intelligent ruler would compel people to travel many miles to register for a census when the likelihood of bad weather would have made such an effort self-defeating. 25 when the Bible itself plainly contradicts this notion?According to Christian mythology, Jesus was born to a Mary, a virgin.The first mention of the virgin birth in the Bible occurs in the Gospel of Matthew, which was written over 70 years after the supposed birth.Despite all of this literature continuously being cranked out and the significance of the issue, in the public at large there is a serious lack of formal and broad education regarding religion and mythology, and most individuals are highly uninformed in this area.Concerning the issue of Christianity, for example, the majority of people are taught in most schools and churches that Jesus Christ was an actual historical figure and that the only controversy regarding him is that some people accept him as the Son of God and the Messiah, while others do not.However, whereas this is the raging debate most evident in this field today, it is not the most important.Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in this subject is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed., when one examines this issue closely, one will find a tremendous volume of literature that demonstrates, logically and intelligently, time and again that Jesus Christ is a mythological character along the same lines as the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Sumerian, Phoenician, Indian or other godmen, who are all presently accepted as myths rather than historical figures.
Beckford attempts to unravel the mystery of why there are so many versions of the Christ story across the world and asks which is the real one.
Often depicted as a falcon or a man with a falcon head, Horus was believed to be the god of the sun and of war. The skeptical claims being made about Jesus are not always the same.
Initially he appeared as a local god, but over time the ancient Egyptians came to believe the reigning pharaoh was a manifestation of Horus (cf. In some versions he was a persuasive teacher whose followers later attempted to deify him by adopting aspects of earlier god-figures, while in others he is merely an amalgamation of myths and never really existed at all.
To this day, the question of what the term עלמה ('almah; "young woman") above refers to remains a divisive issue in Bible translations.
Importantly, however, the text referred to the mother as 'almah, as opposed to bethulah ("virgin"). The word is rendered παρθενος (parthenos; "virgin") in the Septuagint.