Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article

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Curt Sunshine
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Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article

Post by Curt Sunshine » 25 Dec 2019, 21:29

I came across this article this morning and thought I should share it with all of you. I had heard this basic info years ago, and I love how it changes the basic story of Jesus' birth.

https://www.psephizo.com/biblical-studi ... DCSidwa16o
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Re: Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article

Post by Minyan Man » 26 Dec 2019, 15:45

Thanks Curt. I like the challenge of looking at the scriptures & teaching of the church in different or unconventional ways.
His approach is well thought out & interesting to consider.

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Re: Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article

Post by SamBee » 03 Jan 2020, 16:24

I've read this and to be honest it doesn't do much for me. The linguistic aspect is interesting, but it doesn't change my view of the nativity.
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Re: Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article

Post by DarkJedi » 07 Jan 2020, 13:08

There is a nice little book written by Brad Wilcox called Because of the Messiah in a Manger which covers a lot of this type of stuff. It is a short but very insightful read.
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