I found in Matthew 1 of the Peshitta, Joseph as a father to Mary and not husband!
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matt 1:16 - KJV)
ιακωβ δε εγεννησεν τον ιωσηφ τον ανδρα (G435) μαριας εξ ης εγεννηθη ιησους ο λεγομενος χριστος (TR, 1550)
Yaqob begot Yoseph the guardian of Maryam, her from whom was begotten Yeshua, who is called The Messiah. (Matt 1:16 - Peshitta) read
and Jacob fathered Joseph the father of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matt 1:16 - REV) read
in Matthew 1:17 we can see that from the Babylonian captivity to Christ is fourteen generations.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. (Matt 1:17 - KJV)
With the word father the generations becomes 14 and not 13. One possibility is that scribes when they renew/copy manuscript thought they corrected a error and restored it by changing father into husband, many times are Mary and Joseph mentioned as a couple and nowhere do we see a father to Mary as Joseph which would make one think a mistake had been done and "restore" the word to husband.
Betrothed to Joseph … Luke 1:26–27
Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph ... Matthew 1:18
Flees with Joseph to Egypt … Matthew 2:13–18
Gabriel talks to Joseph about Mary .. Luke 1
Also with the word father instead of husband the generations in Luke 3 does not conflict with Matthew 1 which is a different lineage. Luke 3:23 Joseph son of Heli. Matthew 1:16 Joseph son of Jakob.
- What manuscript does Peshitta follow?
- What manuscript does English Revised Version follow?
- Are their any manuscript that support the word father?