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  1. parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth(noun)

    human conception without fertilization by a man

  2. Virgin Birth, Nativity(noun)

    the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas


  1. virgin birth(Noun)

    A birth (or vegetal reproduction) after spontaneous, unfertilized gamete-development in a virginal mother, parthenogenesis

  2. virgin birth(Noun)

    (often capitalized and used absolutely: the Virgin Birth) In Christian theology, the miraculous birth of Christ from the Virgin Mary, as a result of the Immaculate Conception

  3. Origin: virgin 'virginal' + birth


  1. Virgin birth of Jesus

    The virgin birth of Jesus is the belief that Jesus was conceived in the womb of his mother Mary through the Holy Spirit without the agency of a human father and born while Mary was yet a virgin. The New Testament references are Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38. It is believed to follow the prophetic message in Isaiah 7:14. It is not expressly mentioned elsewhere in the Christian scriptures, and "the modern scholarly consensus is that the doctrine of the virgin birth rests on a very slim historical foundation." The virgin birth was universally accepted in the Christian church by the 2nd century and, except for some minor sects, was not seriously challenged until the 18th century. It is enshrined in the creeds that most Christians consider normative, such as the Nicene Creed and the Apostles' Creed, and is a basic article of belief in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and most Protestant churches. Muslims also accept the virgin birth of Jesus.

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