why in the ever loving fuck would Mary, a literal teenager with no power or influence in Jewish society, risk death or eternal shame and dishonor by cheating on her not-yet-husband?
She’d not have been powerless, or without influence. By all rights, she Joseph would have been rather wealthy due to them being direct descendants of King David.
Wrong, false, completely incorrect. Joseph and Mary were decidedly poor, that’s why when they made the sacrifice at the temple during Jesus’s circumcision they had to bring the customary poor person offering because they couldn’t afford the more expensive one. Being descendants of David meant jack shit at that point, he had tons of descendants.
found @ 29 likes ON 2019-04-24 10:52:53 BY ME.ME