The Christian idea of a virgin birth is derived from the verse in Isaiah describing an "alma" as giving birth.
The word "alma" has always meant a young woman, but Christian theologians came centuries later and translated it as "virgin." This accords Jesus' birth with the first century pagan idea of mortals being impregnated by gods.
(Exodus 29:7, 1-Kings , 2-Kings 9:3) What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish?
One of the central themes of biblical prophecy is the promise of a future age of perfection characterized by universal peace and recognition of God.
The word "Messiah" is an English rendering of the Hebrew word Mashiach, which means "anointed." It usually refers to a person initiated into God's service by being anointed with oil.
In fact, the Bible says that God sometimes grants the power of "miracles" to charlatans, in order to test Jewish loyalty to the Torah (Deut. Of the thousands of religions in human history, only Judaism bases its belief on national revelation – i.e. If God is going to start a religion, it makes sense He'll tell everyone, not just one person. 8): The Jews did not believe in Moses, our teacher, because of the miracles he performed.
Whenever anyone's belief is based on seeing miracles, he has lingering doubts, because it is possible the miracles were performed through magic or sorcery.
(Isaiah 11:1-9; Jeremiah 23:5-6, 30:7-10, -16; Ezekiel -31, -28; Hosea 3:4-5) The Messiah must be descended on his father's side from King David (see Genesis , Isaiah 11:1, Jeremiah 23:5, ; Ezekiel -24).
According to the Christian claim that Jesus was the product of a virgin birth, he had no father – and thus could not have possibly fulfilled the messianic requirement of being descended on his father's side from King David.