Friday, September 18, 2009

Nativity Trivia

While Rome ruled the world, Jesus Christ, son of Mary, was born in a cave, not in a wooden stable. Caves were used to house animals because they retained heat. A large church is now built over the cave, and people can go inside. The carpenters of Jesus’ day were really stonecutters as wood was not used as widely as it is today. So whenever you see a Christmas nativity scene with a wooden stable, that’s the "American" version, not the Biblical one.


lelocolon said...

Joy that reminded me a book I read a long time ago The Last Temptation of Christ, by Nikos Kazantzakis. The book is about this Jesus that did not wanted to be Jesus, the son of god. Anyway there is so much to learn about this period of time and the historical context of the bible. So for me to here this asshats talk about the bible or christ makes me want to smack them.