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Gospel Of The Nativity Of Mary

Gospel of the Nativity of Mary


This birth narrative of Mary and Joseph bears similarities to the birth narratives of Jesus. Here we see two barren women being blessed with child, messengers from heaven, and a message saying that great things will come from these births. Emphasis is placed on Mary, the blessed virgin, and her purity.


Gospel of the Nativity of Mary Gospel of the Birth of Mary Story of the Birth of Mary


Author: Unknown



8th or 9th century Source: 2nd or 3rd century



The book is an abbreviation of the Latin Infancy Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew. Eliminates the tradition of Joseph's first marriage and other elements considered questionable at this later date.



The original text is in Latin, and not a direct translation from the Greek Follows closely the Latin Vulgate

Notes prepared by Laurissa Hurst (Senior Communications Major) for the Wesley Center for Applied Theology at Northwest Nazarene University

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