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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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