Remember, in the Old Testament, Yahweh is always referred to as a spirit. The “angel of the Lord”, whoever that might be, took on human form at times, but the OT never once states that Yahweh has a body. So Yahweh, God the Father, the Father that Jesus often referred to as being his father, did not have a body. He did not have bones, muscles, blood…or DNA.
So the Gospels of Matthew and Luke tell us that Mary was a virgin and that Yahweh selected her to be the mother of his Son. Now, how exactly is a spirit going to procreate with a human to produce a son? Presumably, the authors of these stories believed that God the Father sat on his throne and simply spoke “thou shalt conceive my son, Mary of Nazareth”, and it was so. But if this is what happened, I find the choice of words used by the gospel writers to describe the moment of Jesus’ conception very, very odd: “and the spirit of the Lord overshadowed her…”. If God simply spoke the words…and it was so…why use this type of language? Did the gospel writers actually believe that Yahweh copulated with Mary as Zeus copulated with women?
We don’t know.
But however it happened, Jesus was conceived in the fallopian tubes or in the uterus of Mary by a spirit, Yahweh. Now here comes the complicated part: How could Jesus be fully human and not have the DNA of his father AND his mother? Because…how can a bodiless spirit pass on DNA to a child?
“Well, God simply *poofed* some DNA into Mary’s body to give Jesus a full complement of DNA. But if that is what happened, then Jesus is not the Son of Yahweh, but the son of a *poofed* or invented collection of DNA—it did NOT come from his bodiless father because by definition, his bodiless father has no DNA.
So, either Jesus was NOT the Son of Yahweh, or, Jesus was not fully human—he only possessed the DNA of his mother.
And if your solution to this dilemma is the tried and true Christian retort: “It is a mystery.” My response is: No…it is much, much more likely that this is a tall tale.
The claim of the Virgin Birth is just another silly supernatural tale.