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Christmas 2018 - Birth and Adoration of Jesus Christ - Set

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  • 02.11.2018
  • Stephen Perera
  • Getty Images
  • Bpost Security Printers
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4 Colours
  • 30 x 40mm
  • 22p, 40p, 64p, 70p, 80p, £2, £3
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About Christmas 2018 - Birth and Adoration of Jesus Christ

The nativity of Jesus or birth of Jesus is described in the gospels of Luke and Matthew. The two accounts agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the time of Herod the Great, that his mother Mary was married to Joseph, who was of Davidic descent and was not his biological father, and that his birth was effected by divine intervention, but the two gospels agree on little else. Matthew does not mention the census, annunciation to the shepherds or presentation in the Temple, and does not give the name of the angel that appeared to Joseph to foretell the birth. In Luke there is no mention of Magi, no flight into Egypt, or Massacre of the Innocents, and the angel who announces the coming birth to Mary is named (as Gabriel).

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