Advent Day Two: Inside the Nativity Narrative

Joseph went up to the city of David,
Which is called Bethlehem,
To be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed,
Who was with child.

Did you know that the evangelist Matthew never mentions camels when he refers to the Wise Men? As Bible scholars study the text of the Nativity story, some of them are formulating new ideas about who Jesus really was--and what happened on the night of his birth.

Quiz: The Birth of Jesus
How well do you remember gospel accounts of Christ's birth?

Christmas Around the World
See how Christmas is celebrated in all corners of the globe.

What's the True Nativity Story?
Ben Witherington explains why we shouldn't assume the miracle of Jesus' conception didn't happen.

Scholars in Search of Answers
While Jesus scholars have much to teach us, the importance of the Nativity narratives doesn't depend on historical details. It's that they claim this child, Jesus, as "God with us."

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