The young woman who says the angel Gabriel appeared to her has finally given details of the incident. Mary of Nazareth assures everyone that she was not intimidated or injured. The angel said she did not need to be afraid and he clearly conveyed the message from God. Besides the unusual difficulties associated with a virgin birth, the most noteworthy part of the announcement was that her son will sit on the throne of David and rule the house of Jacob forever. Mary maintains that nothing else of importance transpired. It is expected that all further communication will be through her husband, Joseph.
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