Born OF and not IN? ... A translation error or was the original Greek corrected?
No translation error and I really do not know what the original said and it does not really matter~I trust in God preserving His word for us and have 100% confidence He did. Psalms 12.
So what does BORN OF really mean?
Let us see from the scriptures.
John 3:4,5~"Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
It should be very simple to follow this discourse between our Lord and Nicodemus, yet false gospel and those who peddle such have made it almost impossible to follow this very brief discourse."Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born"~
Nicodemus asked a seemly ridiculous question for such a man of this standing in Israel, almost a childish question that we would expect from children.
Based on his question, Jesus said the following: "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water"~
Nicodemus in his ignorance of the biblical teaching of being born of the Spirit, which he should have known, for Paul knew
proven by Galatians 4~please read:
Galatians 4:22-31~"For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free."
Niodemus should have known of the truth behind Isaac's birth, which Christ upbraided him for NOT KNOWING being in the place of being a teacher in Israel!
I just got a call and must come back later to finish. But, here's a start to consider.