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Nativity Christmas: The Nativity of Jesus Christ and The First Christmas

Updated on November 7, 2009

All About the Nativity of Jesus Christ

Where Can I Find The Nativity Christmas Story?

A: The Nativity Christmas story, which details the birth of Jesus Christ, is chronicled in Matthew 1:18-2:12, and in Luke 2:1-20. While both Nativity Christmas stories ultimately converge with the birth of Jesus Christ, the Gospels of Matthew and Luke offer different--yet complimentary information--about the First Christmas and the birth of the Son of God.

In Matthew, the Nativity Christmas story chronicles the relationship between Joseph and Mary, and how the virgin Mary was to carry Jesus through immaculate conception. When Jesus is born, the Magi, or three wise men, follow a star from the east to find the new Messiah borne in a manger in Bethlehem. With them, Matthew details, the Magi brings fine gifts fit appropriately for a king, including gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Following his birth, Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled to Egypt as King Herod, fearful of losing his kingdom to the coming of an alleged rival, ordered every infant killed. Once Herod is deceased, Matthew says Jesus and his family returned before traveling back to Nazereth.

Luke offers the main points of the Nativity Christmas history, with less mention of Joseph, Mary and Jesus' travels following the Messiah's birth.

Which Biblical Figures Were in the Nativity Christmas Story?

A: The Nativity Christmas history includes Joseph, Mary, Jesus Christ, the Magi, and King Herod.

Definition of Nativity

A: Nativity means, according to WordNet 3.0,

birth: the event of being born Virgin Birth: the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      A very nice, pithy Hub. Good!