Retooning the Nativity

Retooning the Nativity December 3, 2014

While this uncritically accepts the Biblical accounts as factual, it draws attention to differences between the Biblical material and many traditions, and  does so in a comical way, and so I thought it to still be worth sharing.

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  • Aaron Legare

    Thank you, I really enjoyed this post. It was a fun video to watch. I wish I could animate videos. I would have liked to have input in the making of this one. I also think that it is quite plausible for Dec. 25th to have been the actual known day of the Magi’s visit to Jesus, later, in a house. I like Rick Larson’s explanation given in his DVD presentation “The Star of Bethlehem.” This also explains the ancient tradition of giving gifts to commemorate this day, and how this day was associated with the celebration of the birth of Jesus, who was born earlier in that year.

  • Random Access

    Actually, the Bible never specifies whether or not Mary was a virgin. The Hebrew word used “almah” sometimes means virgin, but usually means “young woman”. Of course, you can believe whatever you want to about this, but I’m just saying that gate is currently wide open.

    • histrogeek

      Well, the Isaiah passage usually translated “And virgin shall bear a son and call him Emmanuel,” uses “almah” and probably did mean “young woman.” In point of fact. Isaiah probably was referring to his own fiancee or recent wife and his own child, the whole passage is more a time-keeping thing about soon-to-happen events.
      On the other hand, Luke and Matthew (or if you want to be technical the authors of those gospels) definitely see that passage as meaning a “virgin” as it applies to Mary.

  • Tim