Mary the Mother of JesusJohn Collins10/17/2012 2:22:00 PMWMB tried to distance himself from mainstream religion with his claim that "Mary was just an incubator," and that Mary was not the mother of Jesus. In doing so, he also deviated from scripture.
Not only does the scriptures use the word "son" when describing the relationship between Mary and Jesus, Luke places the entire emphasis of the lineage of David through MARY instead of through Joseph!
The Gospel of Matthew gives the lineage of Christ quite different from the Gospel of Luke. Matthew gives what is believed to be the "legal" bloodlines according to record, while Luke seems to have researched to find actual physical bloodlines. For this reason, the family tree given by Luke is about sixteen families longer than the lineage Matthew gives.
"In the case of Heli and his daughter, Mary, this could have been accomplished by Joseph's becoming identified with Mary's family. Joseph would be included in the family genealogy, although the genealogy is really Mary's. Thus the genealogies of Matthew and Luke diverge from David on because Matthew traces the Davidic descent of Joseph, and Luke the Davidic descent of Mary (with Joseph's name standing in)" (Harmony of the Gospels, page 307).
Heli is understood to be the progenitor of Mary, not of Joseph. Joseph is not properly part of the genealogy, and is mentioned only parenthetically. In Luke 3:23 we read, "And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli." The words "the son" in italics are not in the original Greek manuscript.
Also interesting is that Luke traces the bloodlines of Mary through Bathsheba's son Nathan as opposed to Joseph's lineage through Solomon.
This is the lineage according to Luke:
Joseph (only by marriage)
Lineage according to Matthew: