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The Biblical story of the Nativity is found in Matthew 1:18 to 2:23. Jesus also celebrated Hanukah. This is attested to in John 10:22.
The Biblical story of the Nativity is found in Matthew 1:18 to 2:23. Jesus also celebrated Hanukah. This is attested to in John 10:22. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI served for many years as a professor of theology. It should come as no suprise he questioned the date of Christmas.
Pope Benedict XVI served for many years as a professor of theology. It should come as no suprise he questioned the date of Christmas. (Photo by Vatican Pool/Getty Images)
Archaeological evidence of Bethlehem was discovered in 2012. A clay-seal from the 8th or 7th century B.C. recorded the name of Bethlehem.
Archaeological evidence of Bethlehem was discovered in 2012. A clay-seal from the 8th or 7th century B.C. recorded the name of Bethlehem. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
The Church of the Nativity was built in 326. Romans 'had' built a pagan shrine over this spot, possibly subduing Christian worship.
The Church of the Nativity was built in 326. Romans 'had' built a pagan shrine over this spot, possibly subduing Christian worship. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
Shoppers crowd into a store on "Black Friday". Some people lament the extent to which Chritsmas has been commercialized.
Shoppers crowd into a store on "Black Friday". Some people lament the extent to which Chritsmas has been commercialized. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Some people fulfill Jesus saying: "It is more blessed to give than to recieve". Last year, firefighters (Engine 277) in Brooklyn, NY served 45 families.
Some people fulfill Jesus saying: "It is more blessed to give than to recieve". Last year, firefighters (Engine 277) in Brooklyn, NY served 45 families. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. John 1:1-18 illuminates the mystery of the Incarnation. Philippians 2:3-11 tells us how to live, in light of it.
Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. John 1:1-18 illuminates the mystery of the Incarnation. Philippians 2:3-11 tells us how to live, in light of it. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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