The First Christmas: The Story of Jesus’ Birth in History and Tradition
What did the story of Jesus’ birth mean to the earliest Christians? How did their story differ from the one we tell today, and what significance did they give to each member of the cast of characters? In this e-book, expert Bible scholars and archaeologists offer glimpses of the first Christmas as recounted and understood by those who first told the beloved story.
THE GOSPEL STORIES OF JESUS’ BIRTH
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS
THE THREE WISE MEN
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM
THE DATE OF JESUS’ BIRTH
SHEPHERDS AND ANGELS AT THE NATIVITY
THE LOCATION OF JESUS’ BIRTH
THE MAGI IN ART AND LITERATURE
EARLY CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
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