MARY AND JOSEPH’S “COMING TOGETHER”

COMPILED BY WILLIAM ALBRECHT I simply opened up the largest relevant Greek data base in the world or TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) to see if there was any meat on the bones of these claims. To make it simple, the best dictionary or lexicon to consult on matters like the use of “come together” (synerchomai) is the […]

NOTES FOR PERPETUAL VIRGINITY DEBATE

Compiled by William Albrecht HEOS HOU An argument we hear brought up a lot is the argument that Matthew 1:25 proves that LATER on Mary and Joseph must have had sexual relations. Matthew 1:25 reads Matthew 1:25 And he knew her not until she brought forth her firstborn son; and he called his name Jesus. […]

ON MARY BEING FULL OF GRACE

Courtery of William Albrecht. The Greek Fathers Here are a number of ancient experts and what they say it means; each of them is a Greek-speaker from a culture basically identical to that of St. Luke; there are a couple repeats from the previous thread, but from them I give new material, too; the passages […]

Mary’s Purity and Sinlessness in the Church Fathers

Courtesy of William Albrecht. AD 100-700: Beginning to the end of the Patristic era The Protoevangelium of James And Anna made a song to the Lord God, saying: I will sing a song to the Lord my God, for He has looked upon me, and has taken away the reproach of mine enemies; and the […]

THE REFORMERS ON MARY’S PERPETUAL VIRGINITY

Courtesy of William Albrecht. MARTIN LUTHER Christ, our Savior, was the real and natural fruit of Mary’s virginal womb . . . This was without the cooperation of a man, and she remained a virgin after that. (Luther’s Works, editors. Jaroslav Pelikan [vols. 1-30] & Helmut T. Lehmann St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House [vols. 1-30]; […]

What the Early Church Believed: The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

The following tract was uploaded from Catholic Answers International: https://www.catholic.com/tract/mary-ever-virgin. Most Protestants claim that Mary bore children other than Jesus. To support their claim, these Protestants refer to the biblical passages which mention the “brethren of the Lord.” As explained in the Catholic Answers tract Brethren of the Lord, neither the Gospel accounts nor the early Christians attest to […]

“The Greek ‘heos hou’ in Matthew 1:25 disproves Mary’s Perpetual Virginity”?

Taken from: https://dapacemdomineonline.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/protestant-claim-the-greek-heos-hou-in-matthew-125-disproves-marys-perpetual-virginity/. The Protestant Claim Paraphrased: In Matthew 1:25, the Greek heos hou for “until” proves that Mary lost her virginity sometime after she gave birth to Jesus. Source: Who is My Mother? The Role and Status of the Mother of Jesus in the New Testament and Roman Catholicism, by Eric Svendson The Response: All it takes is […]