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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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Dusty has become somewhat of an expert at displaying large numbers of nativities.
The most recent event there included 500 nativities.
It was expected then that there would be about 100 nativities on display; instead, there were over 200.
Over the years, Dusty has accumulated nativities of all sizes, descriptions and materials, reflecting cultures from around the world.
Along with the nativities that were contributed by others, there were 150 on display.
At the last event there, there were 500 nativities on display.
The Palmdale resident spends several days each December putting up all her Nativities, and even has a handmade one from a tole painting pattern that she enlarged to place on her roof.
They've created their magnificent nativities for four generations, so Emanuele can describe the fascinating crafting of Fontanini nativity figures and the hand-painting by artisans who have handed their skills down from generation to generation in the same families.