Dragons at the Manger

Dragons at the Manger December 15, 2014

Pseudo Matthew dragons nativity

Jeff Carter shared the above photo of a nativity scene, with dragons, inspired by this part of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew:

And, lo, suddenly there came forth from the cave many dragons; and when the children saw them, they cried out in great terror. Then Jesus went down from the bosom of His mother, and stood on His feet before the dragons; and they adored Jesus, and thereafter retired. Then was fulfilled that which was said by David the prophet, saying: Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons; ye dragons, and all ye deeps. And the young child Jesus, walking before them, commanded them to hurt no man. But Mary and Joseph were very much afraid lest the child should be hurt by the dragons. And Jesus said to them: Do not be afraid, and do not consider me to be a little child; for I am and always have been perfect; and all the beasts of the forest must needs be tame before me.


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  • Craig Wright

    Rev. 12: 4 would also support the idea of a dragon at the birth of Jesus. “And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.”