Why Mary? Lk 3.21-8 her Dad ln house of David.
Arranged mar. Lk 1.21, also 13-15
people of day saw her as least likely to bear Messiah
Could have been stoned or shunned into prost.
When ded. Jesus, gave poorest sacrifice (2 birds)
Strong valued, blue collar
When found out pregnant, tried to do right thing, knew her character
Joe had to acept that Jesus is God's child.
*Joseph gave legal right to be king, Mary gave blood right.*
Joseph man of social position (carpenter) belief (celebrated passover)
Why stable? 2Cor 8.9-became lowly poor
Why Manger? Peter asked 3x to feed sheep, born Manger which is feeder of sheep.
Star? Birth announcement
Shephard-He is Shephard, sheep big sacrifice, He is lamb of God.
Wisemen-wealthy, diff lands,prob. caravans. Wisemen found after about 2 when found.
Gold gift for king, prob. Used to flee. Frankinsense used to make perfume for temple as sacrifice, myrh used for annointing dead.
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