Join Bart Ehrman for a Special Christmas-Season Lecture: "Other Virgin Births in Antiquity"
50-minute lecture by critically acclaimed Biblical Scholar & 6 NYT best-selling author, Dr. Bart Ehrman
This 50-minute lecture was recorded live on the 14 Dec 2022 together with a Q & A session you won't want to miss...
Was Jesus of Nazareth the ONLY miracle-
working Son of God to be born of a Virgin?
Search the internet and you’ll find a definitive answer: No!
Others were also said to heal the sick, cast out demons, control the weather, raise the dead, and ascend to heaven — and were said to be born of a Virgin too!
But what does an expert who has studied the ancient sources say?
Topics covered in this lecture include:
- What does it mean to say that someone was born of a virgin? It’s obvious, right? Wrong!
- Apart from Jesus, who else in the ancient world was said (literally) to have a god for his father but a mortal for his mother?
- What do our sources say about the miraculous births of famous figures — Hercules, Romulus, Alexander the Great, Apollonius of Tyana, and others?
- Were their mothers virgins? If so, what makes Jesus different? If not, why would Christians come up with the radical idea of a virgin birth?
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