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Nativity

1. the birth of Jesus Christ
2. the feast of Christmas as a commemoration of this
3. 
a. an artistic representation of the circumstances of the birth of Christ
b. (as modifier): a Nativity play

Nativity

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nativity is another term for natal chart, which is a horoscope set up for time, date, and place of birth. Other kinds of horoscopes include progressed charts and electional charts.

Nativity

See also Christmas.
Neglectfulness (See CARELESSNESS.)
Nervousness (See INSECURITY.)
Bethlehem
birthplace of Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1]
Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar
Magi of the Orient pay homage to infant Jesus. [Christianity: Hall, 6]
manger
cattle trough which served as crib for Christ. [N.T.: Luke 2:7]
ox and ass
always present in pictures of Christ’s birth. [Christian Art: de Bles, 29; O.T.: Habakkuk 3:4]
shepherds
notified by angel of the birth of the Messiah. [N.T.: Luke 2:8–17]
Star of Bethlehem
star in the east which directed the Magi and shepherds to the baby Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:9]
swaddling clothes
in which Mary wraps her new-born infant. [N.T.: Luke 2:7]
three wise men
kings of the Orient, come to worship the baby Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1–2]
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In this fascinating documentary, theologian Robert Beckford sets out to uncover the truth behind the Nativity of Jesus Christ, asking pertinent questions such as: Who were Mary and Joseph; how was Jesus born to a virgin; why was he in a manger; and what role did the shepherds and 'wise men' play?
We mark the nativity of Jesus and call it Christmas; the eight-day festivals of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa; the Hindu Magh Mela Fair; the Feast of St.
December 25 was chosen late in the third century to celebrate the nativity of Jesus, relating the light of the world to the winter solstice and the pagan feast of the Unconquered Sun.