This week we read the story of Jesus’ birth from the first chapters of Matthew and Luke. While the nativity story is well known, how much of what we think we know about Jesus’ birth actually happened? In this episode we’ll take a look at the differences between the tale of tradition and a much more authentic version based on the Bible and what we know about the world into which Jesus was born.
If you want to read more about this topic an excellent resource is Ken Bailey’s Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels.
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