Annunciation, also called Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary or Annunciation of the Lord, in Christianity, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit to be called Jesus (Luke 1:26–38).
It’s the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, or more specifically Yehoshua, which means “Yahweh saves” or “Yahweh is salvation.” That’s why the angel said to Joseph , “You are to give him the name Jesus , because he will save his people from their sins.”
In the Bible, the Annunciation is narrated in Luke 1:26-38: 26 And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary .
She hides herself, perhaps with a veil, for the first five months of her pregnancy until the day Mary visits. At the sound of Mary’s greeting Elizabeth feels her baby leaping in her womb and interprets this as a confirmation of her son’s role as forerunner to Mary’s newly conceived baby .
Jesus ‘ brothers and sisters The Gospel of Mark (6:3) and the Gospel of Matthew (13:55–56) mention James, Joseph/Joses, Judas/Jude and Simon as brothers of Jesus , the son of Mary .
God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth with a message for Mary , who was promised in marriage to Joseph. The angel told Mary that she would have a son, whom she was to name Jesus. The angel said, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God.”
Jesus’ name in Hebrew was “ Yeshua ” which translates to English as Joshua . So how did we get the name “Jesus”?
The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua/Y’shua, which is based on the Semitic root y-š-ʕ (Hebrew: ישע), meaning “to deliver; to rescue.”
Matthew 1:23 (“they shall call his name Emmanuel “) provides the name ‘ Emmanuel ‘ (meaning God is with us).
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.
According to the account, the angel Gabriel was then sent to Nazareth in Galilee to her relative Mary , a virgin, espoused to a man called Joseph, and informed her that she would conceive by the Holy Ghost and bring forth a son to be called Jesus.
The annunciation to the shepherds is an episode in the Nativity of Jesus described in the Bible in Luke 2, in which angels tell a group of shepherds about the birth of Jesus . It is a common subject of Christian art and of Christmas carols.
Mary visits her relative Elizabeth ; they are both pregnant: Mary with Jesus, and Elizabeth with John the Baptist. Some Catholic commentators have maintained that the purpose of this visit was to bring divine grace to both Elizabeth and her unborn child.
James, brother of Jesus
|Born||Early 1st century|
|Died||69 AD or 62 AD Jerusalem|
|Venerated in||All Christian denominations|
The angel told her that God had made her pregnant through a miracle. In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary . And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one!