Re: [personal] historical Jesus (virgin birth)
- At 11:16 PM 12/23/00 , Lewis Reich wrote:
"...I think we need to be careful in retrojecting contemporary conceptions
(and terminology) of "marital legitimacy" into first century Judaism. E.g.,
the stigma of *mamzerut*, if I recall correctly, did not fall on someone who
was born out of wedlock, but only on one who was a product of a union
that could not legally take place (e.g. where the woman was married to
another man, or incest was involved). "
Good to see that you're still listening in! Thanks for the clarification here.