Yes, she knew!

God named, blessed, and ordained Mary to be the mother of Jesus, Immanuel before her conception.

MARY-KNEW-Book-Cover-by-Irene-Baron-painting-by-Sandro-BotticelliThis is one of my first blogs on my new website,

As my blogs progress I will tell you about Mary’s parents, her birth and life, her husband, and the birth of Jesus Christ, Savior of the world. I compiled traditions and history about Mary from ancient scriptures and many other topics about Christianity.

The Old Testament is the basis of the Jewish religion. The New Testament is the basis of Christianity. Each contains documents which tell the history of the founders of the religion and about their beliefs. When gathering for worship, the first Christians discussed what they knew about Jesus, Immanuel. That included information about his virgin mother, Mary. New converts learned the history of Christians from those documents. For several hundreds of years after the death of Christ, those stories included the history of Mary, the mother of Jesus and her family. Her story remained popular because it is full of angels, miracles and fulfillment of ancient prophecies.

The primary documents about Mary were written by James, the youngest son of Joseph and stepbrother of Lord Jesus. James lived in his father's home for a while and accompanied Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem along with two of his brothers. He was an eye witness for all that happened during Mary's pregnancy and the phenomenal events surrounding the virgin birth of Jesus, Immanuel. James and his scribe wrote his testimony. He left a signed written document verifying his testimony as seen below.

SIGNED TESTIMONY OF JAMES: "I James wrote this History in Jerusalem; and when the disturbance was, I retired into a desert place until the death of Herod. And the disturbance ceased at Jerusalem. That which remains is, that I glorify God that he hath given me such wisdom to write unto you who are spiritual, and who love God; to whom there be glory and dominion for ever and ever, Amen."

One of his books is the Protevangelion, a historical account of the Virgin Mary and the birth of Christ.  James became a chief Apostle and the first Bishop of the Christians in Jerusalem. His documents and others about Mary and Jesus Christ were used in the early Christian churches for hundreds of years.   

The book is available in paperback and eBook format. It will soon be available in large print edition. February 2019 it will be available as an audiobook. If you read the book, I would love to hear your comments in a online review or I an email.



Daniel 7:13-14

Deuteronomy 18: 15
Deuteronomy 18: 18
Isaiah 7:14
Isaiah 9:6-7 
Isaiah 53
Isaiah 55:3-4
Jeremiah 31:31
Micah 5:2-5
Psalm 2: 6-8
Psalm 2:11-12
Psalm 22
Psalm 45:1-7
2 Samuel 7:12-13  
2 Samuel 7:16   
Wisdom 2:12-20
Zechariah 9:9
Zechariah 12:10

The book cover image was painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1483. It is considered PUBLIC DOMAIN. The book, MARY KNEW, will have the documentation for same at the end of the book.