What I thought was odd was the old woman putting his foreskin into anointing oil and then Mary anointing him with it laterI don't think there is anything wrong with reading it, but I do find some of it rather oddJim wrote this too
Frank, I agree, that is one strange piece of writing! And then it goes on to say (Chapter 2 Verse 3), " And she had a son who was a druggist, to whom she said, 'Take heed thou sell not this alabaster-box of spike-nard ointment, ...' "
I recall hearing Dr. Irwin Lutzer (Moody Bible) suggest that one need only begin reading the Apocrypha to understand why it wasn't included in the Scriptures. Now I know what he meant :)
Thanks for bringing this to light, Frank. And thank you, John, for the time spent running your website; one from which we all benefit.