The Bible: Christmas Fact & Fancy

THE BIBLE

Perhaps it is the holly and the ivy, or the midnight services, or the sight of spotlight creches, but the Christmas leg end each year still moves men's hearts as no other story can. The Carpenter Joseph, taking his pregnant wife on the hard journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, forced to shiver through the winter cold in the only lodging available —a humble stable. There the Christ Child is born, watched over by lowing oxen and sheep, and worshiped by three kings from the East, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh....

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