But in the case of the Virgin birth we are talking about an allegedly major event? That would be like leaving out the "Battle of Fort Sumter".It' not been overlooked. It's in Matthew.
Can you tell me why there is a plethora of history books on the Civil War and none of them is identical. Think about it.
how is it "confirmed"?It is. However, if it weren't, it wouldn't matter. It is in the canonical manuscrpts, and it is confirmed in Isaiah.
Sure it is. The prophecy says the virgin will name him Immanuel. The meaning of "Immanuel" in Hebrew is, literally, with us God.
Jesus is God.
Yes, and the world and history knows about it.But in the case of the Virgin birth we are talking about an allegedly major event?
Ummmm, it's not left out. God had Matthew record it.That would be like leaving out the "Battle of Fort Sumter".
Only God knows.Mark came first so why would he leave it out?
I'm sure He did.Did he not know about it?
Ummmmm this is the only virgin birth of God's Son I've ever heard of.Were virgin births a dime a dozen at that time?
How do you demonstrate he did?how is it "confirmed"?
How do you demonstrate that an author didn't just include or refer to Isaiah in order to give credence to their story?
OKBut it doesn't really matter. Virgin births are fiction; it doesn't matter what some unknown person claimed thousands of years ago.
I forgot, you don't know how this works...It's not my burden. I didn't bring it up. You did.
LOL. You brought up first that it isn't in Matthew. I have no burden to disprove that.I forgot, you don't know how this works...
The burden of proof doesn't fall to the person b who brings it up, it falls to the person holding the position.
Your position is that it exists in the earliest Matthew texts.
Ok, and I've never said atheists need to disprove it.However, it is a rhetorical response to the idea that atheists need to disprove the virgin birth.
So God told Mark not to bother mentioning it because Matthew was going to include it in his gospel?Yes, and the world and history knows about it.
Ummmm, it's not left out. God had Matthew record it.
Only God knows.
I'm sure He did.
Ummmmm this is the only virgin birth of God's Son I've ever heard of.
Right. I know. Thanks, or maiden, aka, virgin. The NT Greek translates as "parthenos," or "virgin."Isaiah 7:14 says "young woman" and was a prophecy for king Ahaz, not pointing to a future messiah.