Literal Exegetical Announcement

To echo the words of Matthew 1:18, Μy wife “has been found in stomach having” (εὑρέθη ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχουσα ἐκ ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς).

Just yesterday we saw our baby for the first time. We witnessed an on-screen dance sponsored by General Electric, and we were both amazed how well-formed our baby is after just nine weeks gestation!

We’ve been praying daily that our child would be regenerated early and that he or she would be physically healthy.


Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Ping Ngian on July 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Congratulations, Mark. We will be expecting our very own child in 8 weeks’ time and from what I heard, our lives will be changed forever.

  2. Dustin Battles on July 29, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Praise the Lord! I am so excited for you!

  3. J Bolin on August 7, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Congrats, my friend

    Michelle and I are very happy for the three of you

  4. Mark L Ward Jr on August 7, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Thank you, friends.

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