Rabbi Tovia Singer Explores the Legendary Life of Mary and Examines Matthew’s Virgin Birth Claim
Mary has been venerated by millions since the early church. Why and how did the striking stories about her own life develop within a short time following the birth of Christianity? Moreover, Rabbi Singer responds to the nagging question: Did Isaiah in fact predict that the Messiah would be born to a virgin? How did Christians come to believe that Jesus was, quite literally, the son of God? Does the Septuagint (LXX) support Matthew’s claims about Jesus? Rabbi Tovia Singer answers these questions as he thoroughly explores the Jewish Scriptures and early Christian literature.