Thanks for the good response to our posts on frankincense and myrrh. Over the past 4+ years I have written several posts about Christmas, the birth of Jesus, and Bethlehem, in hope that they would be beneficial to Bible students and teachers.
Here are links to some of the more significant articles, usually with photos.
- Bethlehem — home of David and Jesus
- Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus
- Christmas, St. Nicholas, and Myra [Turkey]
- Did Zoroastrianism influence Christianity?
- Rachel’s Tomb?
- Bethlehem and Shrines
If you have more interest in learning about the origin of the celebration of the birth of Christ, take a look here. A more detailed study of the historical aspects of the celebration is available in PDF here.
For the next couple of days I plan to spent some (read, total) time with my grandson. I trust you will enjoy quality time with your family and friends.
I see that Leon Mauldin has a post about the manger at Leon’s Message Board here, and another about the traditional site of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem here.
Todd Bolen has a list of his Christmas-Related Posts at Bible Places Blog here.