The Nativity: History and Legend

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 2, 2006 - Religion - 192 pages
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In a similar format to the astonishingly successful The Passion Professor Geza Vermes now turns his attention to the other key festival in the Christian calendar - Christmas. Vermes articulately and controversially disentangles the Christmas story as we know it, relating it to prophecies in the Old Testament and also to later Christian folklore, putting the nativity into its true historical context. This will be required reading for anyone wanting to know the true story behind the Nativity.

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User Review  - SWagnerWassen - LibraryThing

I found this book…oddly disappointing. The main problem is a problem that is my pet peeve about many biblical scholars. This is the practice of using a statement made in one part of the Bible to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leif Guiteau - Goodreads

great look at the truths and legends of biblical times. A terrific read for anyone who enjoys history or the nuances of trying to interpret it Read full review

About the author (2006)

Geza Vermes was born in Hungary in 1924. From 1957 to 1991 he taught in at the Universities of Newcastle and Oxford. Professor Vermes is the editor of The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (1997) and author of The Changing Faces of Jesus (2000), The Authentic Gospel of Jesus (2003) and The Passion (2005). He lives in Oxford.

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