Christmas, The Original Story by Margaret Barker

Christmas, The Original Story

byMargaret Barker

Kobo ebook | September 22, 2011

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In Christmas the Original Story Margaret Barker explores the nature of the Christmas stories and the nature and use of Old Testament prophecy. Beginning with John's account, it then goes on to include Luke and Matthew, the apocryphal gospels, and the traditions of the Coptic Church, to throw light upon wise men and their gifts, the character of Herod, Matthew's use of prophecy, the holy family in Egypt. This book also discusses the stories we get from the Infancy Gospel of Jesus and the development of the Orthodox Christmas icon, as well as the Christmas story and the Mary material in the Koran.

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Title:Christmas, The Original StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 22, 2011Publisher:SpckLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0281067260

ISBN - 13:9780281067268

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