The birth of our Lord took place at the time and place predicted by the prophets (Gen. 49:10; Isa. 7:14; Jer. 31:15; Micah 5:2; Hag. 2:6-9; Dan. 9:24, 25). Joseph and Mary were providentially led to go up to Bethlehem at this period, and there Christ was born (Matt. 2:1, 6; Luke 2:1, 7). The exact year or month or day of his birth cannot, however, now be exactly ascertained. We know, however, that it took place in the “fulness of the time” (Gal. 4:4), i.e., at the fittest time in the world’s history. Chronologists are now generally agreed that the year 4 before the Christian era was the year of Christ’s nativity, and consequently that he was about four years old in the year 1 A.D.
- Nativity play
noun a play dealing with the birth of Jesus Christ, typically performed at Christmas
- Nativity scene
noun a depiction of Jesus’s birth in a manger, including the parents, Mary and Joseph; also, a dramatic presentation of this story; also written nativity scene Examples The Nativity Scene is part of many Christmas pageants. noun See Nativity Scene
- Nat king cole
[kohl] /koʊl/ noun 1. Nat “King” (Nathaniel Adams Coles) 1919?–65, U.S. singer and jazz pianist. 2. Thomas, 1801–48, U.S. painter, born in England: a founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. 3. Timothy, 1852–1931, U.S. wood engraver, born in England. 4. a male given name. /kəʊl/ noun 1. any of various plants of […]
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