Christmas is a favorite time of year for many, a season full of joyful celebration and family traditions. But are all of the "staple" elements we ascribe to Christmas truly Biblical? This little booklet will look at questions like:
Does the Bible say that Mary and Joseph spent the night in a stable?
Was Mary in labor when she arrived in Bethlehem?
What is a "kataluma?"
Does the Bible mention an innkeeper?
How many wisemen were there?
The answers are inside this easy-to-read booklet! Great to share with family, neighbors and friends! 32 pages; pocket-sized 3½" x 5½".
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Answers in Genesis Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 5.25 X 3.5 X .25 (inches) ISBN: 1600924166 ISBN-13: 9781600924163
I loved this book. We dont realize how much 'tradition' has changed what The Word says. After reading it I wanted to produce a Nativity play portraying things correctly. I think everyone should read it.
Warning, this booklet will crush some of your most loved parts of Christ's birth. Using historical information, archeological finds and the language of Christ's day a clearer picture of Bethleham is given. The booklet is written like a tract, so it's not something you'd share on christmas Eve with your family.
There is only one aspect of the Nativity that was missed from my perspective...that is Isaiah 66:7,8. "Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing?" Mary did not suffer to bring our Lord to this world.