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The Story of Mary and the Birth of the King: Sidebar

One fact is glaringly missing in the story of the birth of Jesus—the specific date He was born. However that has not stopped the assigning of one over time. Below are a few links to the history of the adoption of the traditional date of December 25th, arguments pointing to its inaccuracy, mythology surrounding it, and the reasoning and manipulation behind its selection.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/961223/archive_009449_3.htm

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=22329

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/news/2000/dec08.html

http://lifehopeandtruth.com/god/who-is-jesus/the-birth-of-jesus/

http://lifehopeandtruth.com/god/who-is-jesus/why-did-the-wise-men-bring-gifts-to-jesus/

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christ-is-born

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Mine is a life-long interest in the women of the Bible, and I enjoy exploring the world in which they lived, and discovering the challenges that they faced. I have enough curiosity about them to last the rest of my life.

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