Alice C. Linsley
Mary, the virgin bride, conceived as was anticipated by the ancient Horite Hebrew, Abraham's ruler-priest caste. She was "overshadowed" by the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that moved over the waters at the beginning. This signifies God over and with the creation.
Isaiah 7:14: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.” This signifies God over and with us.
In response to Mary’s question, “How will this be?” (Luke 1:34), the angel Gabriel explains, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35). This is reiterated to Joseph: “What is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:20). Matthew states that the virgin “was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18). Galatians 4:4 addresses the identity of this man: “God sent His Son, born of a woman.”
Jesus is the Seed of God mentioned in Genesis 3:15. He identifies himself as that Seed when he tells his disciples that he is going to die. When they object, he explains: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit" (John 12:24).
The one born of Mary by the Holy Spirit is the Son of God Father. The symbol or emblem for God Father and God Son among the ancient Horite Hebrew was the Sun. Therefore, it is not surprising that images pointing to the fulfillment of the first Messianic prophesy (Gen. 3:15) show a royal woman wearing the solar crown. It is certain that Mary was of the ruler-priest class because even those who hated her admit this. Sanhedrin 106a says: “She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters.”
Mary would have been known formally as "Miriam Daughter of Joachim, Son of Pntjr, Priest of Nathan of Bethlehem." From pre-dynastic times, ntjr designated God or the king. Pntjr is Pa-netjer, the name of Joachim’s mother. A limestone stela (1539-1291 B.C.) bearing the names of Pekhty-nisu and his wife, Pa-netjer, is on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
I Chronicles 4:4 alludes to the connection between Bethlehem and the Horite Hebrew. Here HR (Hor or Hur) is named as the "father of Bethlehem." The prophets foretold Bethlehem as the birth place of the Son of God.
Related reading: The Substance of Abraham's Faith; The Virgin Mary's Ancestry; Was Mary a Royal Dedicated Virgin?; The Theotokos and Weaving; The Ra-Horus-Hathor Narrative; Ancient Images of the Nativity and Mary and Jesus