Mary was a devout Jewish believer and the mother of Jesus. The Holy Spirit conceived Jesus in her womb when she was a virgin and was pledged to be married to a man named Joseph. The fact that Mary was a virgin when she became pregnant and gave birth to Jesus was prophesied by Isaiah roughly 700 years before it happened (Isaiah 7:14). The book of Luke contains so much detail concerning the birth of Jesus that it is believed he may have interviewed Mary before he wrote his Gospel. Mary and Joseph had other children together after Jesus was born (see Matthew 13:55, John 7:5, Acts 1:14, and Galatians 1:19).

Date lived

1st century A.D.