Christmas Paperback

The Original Story

by Margaret Barker;


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Christmas

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In Christmas: The Original Story, Margaret Barker explores the nature of the Christmas stories and the nature and use of Old Testament prophecy.

Beginning with John’s account, it then goes on to include Luke and Matthew, the apocryphal gospels, and the traditions of the Coptic Church, to throw light upon the wise men and their gifts, the character of Herod, Matthew’s use of prophecy, the holy family in Egypt.

Christmas also discusses the stories we get from the Infancy Gospel of Jesus and the development of the Orthodox Christmas icon, as well as the Christmas story and the Mary material in the Koran.

This is an accessible book based on scholarly work.

Christmas by Margaret Barker was published by SPCK in October 2008 and is our 14511th best seller. The ISBN for Christmas is 9780281060504.

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Page last updated 29th March 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherSPCK (October 2008)
Weight245g
Number of Pages192
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780281060504
ISBN-100281060509
Product Code1239125
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