Jesus' Birth

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  • Jesus' birth
    • Matthew's narrative
      • Focuses on Joseph             pregnancy announced by an unnamed angel               Magi visit Jesus and give 3 gifts        Herod's massacre        they flee to Egypt and return after his death
    • Focuses on Mary                Angel Gabriel announces the pregnancy       Elizabeth gives birth to John the baptist                  Jesus is visited by the Shepard's        Jesus is circumcised (8 days old)        Jesus is recognized as the Messiah by Simeon and Anna
      • Luke's narrative
    • Historicity
      • No official proof of Herod's massacre but could show a link between Moses and Jesus
    • Redaction criticism
      • The theory that the writers adjusted the same material to suit their writing needs hence why the stories differ.

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