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  •  There are a lot popular misconceptions (6+ / 0-)

    about what's actually in The Bible regarding Jesus' birth.  Typically people take the two nativity stories in Mathew and Luke and mix them together into a conglomerate story.  Never mind the number of distinct differences in the two accounts.

    Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman wrote a recent piece in Newsweek about this.  Along with material that he'd already covered in some of his books (such as Jesus Interupted) there were some interesting bits of info that were new to me.  Worth checking out for those who are interested in this kind of stuff.

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