(Mary) gave birth to her firstborn son (prototokos).
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger ...
The Greek word prototokos
is used of Christ as born of Mary and of Christ's relationship to His Father (Col 1:25). As the word does
not imply other children of
God the Father, neither does it imply other children of Mary. The term "first-born" was a legal term under the
Mosaic Law (Ex 6:14) referring to
the first male child born to Jewish parents regardless of any other
children following or not. Hence
when Jesus is called the "first-born" of Mary it does not mean that there were second or third-born