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1. the birth of Jesus Christ
2. the feast of Christmas as a commemoration of this
a. an artistic representation of the circumstances of the birth of Christ
b. (as modifier): a Nativity play
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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.
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See also Christmas.
Neglectfulness (See CARELESSNESS.)
Nervousness (See INSECURITY.)Bethlehem
Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar
birthplace of Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1]
Magi of the Orient pay homage to infant Jesus. [Christianity: Hall, 6]
ox and ass
cattle trough which served as crib for Christ. [N.T.: Luke 2:7]
always present in pictures of Christ’s birth. [Christian Art: de Bles, 29; O.T.: Habakkuk 3:4]
Star of Bethlehem
notified by angel of the birth of the Messiah. [N.T.: Luke 2:8–17]
star in the east which directed the Magi and shepherds to the baby Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:9]
three wise men
in which Mary wraps her new-born infant. [N.T.: Luke 2:7]
kings of the Orient, come to worship the baby Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1–2]
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