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The Nativity : history & legend

Author: Géza Vermès
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Examining every aspect of the Christmas story in light of biblical texts, period Jewish documents, and classical literary and historical sources, a biblical scholar reassesses the nativity saga, relating it to prophecies in the Old Testament and also to later Christian folklore.
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Géza Vermès
ISBN: 9780385522410 038552241X
OCLC Number: 145939363
Description: xv, 172 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : old Christmas--new Christmas --
The nativity in Christian imagination and in the Gospels --
The enigma of the infancy gospels --
The genealogies of Jesus --
The idea of miraculous births in Judaism and paganism --
The virgin and the Holy Spirit --
The date and place of the birth of Jesus --
Premonitory signs of the nativity --
The murder plot --
The settlement of Jesus in Galilee --
Luke's supplements to the infancy gospel --
Epilogue : the infancy gospels in retrospect.
Responsibility: Geza Vermes.
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Examining every aspect of the Christmas story in light of biblical texts, period Jewish documents, and classical literary and historical sources, a biblical scholar reassesses the nativity saga, relating it to prophecies in the Old Testament and also to later Christian folklore.

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