The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

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Doubleday, 1999 - Religion - 752 pages
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The truth behind the Gospel accounts of the  Nativity, updated to include the latest research--a  classic by a renowned scholar, hailed as  "masterly" and "definitive" in the  original edition.

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User Review  - Kim Berkey - Goodreads

Brown's best quality is his clarity. His expertise affords him the ability to elucidate the issues surrounding the infancy narratives SO accessibly. Great writing, great thinking, and overall a thorough commentary for Matt 1-2 and Luke 1-2. Read full review

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User Review  - Hank Stuever - Goodreads

Should you need some sound theological analysis of the Nativity (as I did, when working on a book about Christmas), you can do no better than Raymond Brown's "The Birth of the Messiah." Though you ... Read full review


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Brown was the Auburn Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

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