Saturday, December 25, 2021

Jesus' birth in the Gospel of James.

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE: Virgin Birth in the Wilderness: The Apocryphal Gospel of James for Christmas Eve.

Continuing the series of excerpts from the Gospel of James (the Protevangelium of James). More on it here and follow the links.

This is quite a different version of events from Luke chapter 2. No inn or manger (or whatever), no angel choir, and no shepherds. Instead a grotto, a cloud, a midwife, the angel of the Lord, and a burned and healed hand.

Cross-file under New Testament Apocrypha Watch and 'Tis the Season.

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