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Her virginity a mistranslation?[edit]

I heard that the word meaning "young woman" was mistranslated as "virgin"for Mary. Is this true? 194.82.100.215 (talk) 04:13, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

No, it is not a mistranslation. The etymology of Messiah from Hebrew means "Anointed One," and Christ translated from Greek also means anointed. The bible is accurate in its account of Blessed Mary being both a young woman and a virgin, giving birth to Jesus Christ, the messiah. In future questions, you are welcome to share the verse from any of the gospels. Twillisjr (talk) 12:40, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes,it's a mistranslation. The idea of the virgin birth is based on a passage in the Book of Isaiah in which the prophet says that an "almah" is with child and will soon give birth. Some centuries later when Isaiah was translated into Greek this was translated as "parthenos", which means virgin. The author of the gospel of Matthew used the Greek version instead of the Hebrew and misinterpreted Isaiah 7:14, which is about a girl who is already pregnant, to mean a girl who is not yet pregnant. See Isaiah 7:14 PiCo (talk) 00:33, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Mary and Artemis[edit]

Theroadislong requested I make a discussion here in relation to edits in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_(mother_of_Jesus)#Byzantium There is quite a bit in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephesus#Ephesus_and_Christianity and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Artemis that could be brought over here, but for the sake of brevity in a long, mostly faith based and uncritical article, I thought it sufficient to have a minimal mention based on core facts. There are links to the Ephesus and Artemis articles (of which a key similarity is both Mary and Artemis are virgin goddesses). I have put in links to Temple of Artemis and Seven Wonders of the Ancient World articles. A fact that modern Popes have visited Ephesus in connection with the Mary cult is in the Ephesus article, perhaps it might be included here but I thought it sufficient to have a link to it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.51.54.189 (talk) 01:03, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Ah, didn't notice this and thanks. I've taken this to WP:RSN#Can we use Marco Merlini as a source for relating Mary and Artemis. As you will see there, Merlini has no qualifications for this statement. This might help however. Doug Weller (talk) 11:49, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Noting that the IP and I have sorted this out amicably. Doug Weller (talk) 19:23, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Correction[edit]

Dear Wikipedians, I would like to draw your kind attention that in paragraph "5.2 Islamic perspective" editor mistakenly wrote that:"She is mentioned in the Qur'an with the honorific title of "our lady" (syyidatuna) as the daughter of Imran and Hannah." Though, the title "our lady" (syyidatuna) is known and widely used among Muslims but never mentioned in Qur'an. Where Mary had been mentioned in Qur'an as "Mariam", "Imran's daughter" & "the one who guarded her chastity". So I kindly suggest to modify the phrase to be "She is known among Muslims with the honorific title of "our lady" (syyidatuna) as the daughter of Imran and Hannah." Husam.Jasim (talk) 12:13, 30 December 2015 (UTC) Husam.Jasim 30-Dec.-15