Our Lady in the Old Testament, Part 1 – Masterclass in Mariology No. 1 – Mariology Without Apology

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In this episode of "Mariology Without Apology," Dr. Mark Miravalle and Dr. Robert Fastiggi discuss the significance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Old Testament, highlighting her pivotal role in salvation history. They explore key passages that foreshadow Mary's role and attributes, including her Immaculate Conception and virginity, her role as the new Eve, and her participation in the redemption of humanity alongside her son, Jesus Christ.

Genesis 3:15 - This verse, often referred to as the Protoevangelium, marks the first mention of Mary's role in salvation history. It prophesies the enmity between the serpent and the woman, and between their offspring, with the promise that her offspring will crush the serpent's head. This passage is foundational for understanding Mary's Immaculate Conception and her victory over sin with Christ. [Genesis 3:15 - I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/genesis/3?15].

Isaiah 7:14 - This prophecy foretells the miraculous birth of Emmanuel, "God with us," from a virgin, highlighting Mary's perpetual virginity and her role in the Incarnation. The fulfillment of this prophecy is confirmed in the New Testament, emphasizing Mary's virginal conception as a divine sign. [Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/isaiah/7?14].

Micah 5:2-3 - This passage predicts the birth of a ruler from Bethlehem, coming forth from ancient times. The reference to "she who is to give birth" is seen as a prophecy of Mary, emphasizing her significant role in bringing forth the Messiah without mention of a human father, thereby prefiguring her virginal motherhood. [Micah 5:2-3 - But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/micah/5?2-3].

These passages collectively underscore the integral role of Mary in God's plan for salvation, predestined from eternity and intimately connected with the mission of her son, Jesus. They reveal the depth of Mary's sanctity, her unique cooperation in the redemption of humanity, and her place as the mother of all believers.

00:00 – Introduction and Goals of the Mariology Series
01:44 – Overview of Our Lady in Scripture
06:27 – Mary's Eternal Enmity with Satan and Role in Redemption
17:16 – The Virgin Birth: Prophecies and Theological Significance
27:30 – Mary's Perpetual Virginity and Motherhood
32:29 – Prophecy of the Virgin Birth in Micah and Isaiah
39:11 – Mary's Suffering and Her Compassionate Heart
42:01 – Mary and Jesus' Inseparable Unity in Salvation History

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vlsXDW1SymM

and on Mother of All Peoples channel: https://youtu.be/ToMTkeq3atU

And on AirMaria which includes transcript and audio: https://airmaria.com/?p=102028

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