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Most liberal theologians do not believe in the doctrine of the virgin birth.Skepticism about the virgin birth is not a recent development, as evidenced by a 1823 quote by Thomas Jefferson: "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." St.For example, the risen Jesus asked Mary Magdalene to "go to my brothers." Mary "went and announced to the disciples, 'I have seen the Lord'" (Jn -18).
The Bible speaks of "brothers and sisters" of Jesus (Mt -57).
But the Catholic Church teaches that Jesus had no blood brothers or sisters and that his Mother Mary always remained a virgin.
When we hear speakers address audiences as "brothers and sisters," we assume that the words refer not to blood relatives, but to friends or to members of a particular nation, group, or race.
In the Old Testament, "brothers and sisters" might refer to members of the same tribe (Dt ) or race (Dt 23:7), or to nephews (Gn 13:8), cousins (Lv 10:4), or relatives in general (2 Kgs ).
Like flood legends, legends of heroes of virgin birth and/or virginal conception are not uncommon in faiths across the world.