A nativity scene or crèche is the special exhibition, particularly during the
Christmas season, of art objects representing the scene of the birth of Jesus.
While the term "nativity scene"...
The visual focus of a Nativity scene is the Christ Child, with Mary, Joseph, ...
While the New Testament never mentions a stable, Luke (2:7) recounts that Mary
“laid ... was built over the cave in Bethlehem where the birth was believed to have
... Mary is sometimes absent from the earliest artistic representations of the
A creche is a representation of the scene of Jesus Christ's birth. It's the nativity ...
a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem. 2. n. a hospital ...
A nativity scene is a representation of the night of Jesus' birth as depicted in the ...
and Jesus were in a stable that night due to the overcrowding in Bethlehem's ...
Nov 21, 2012 ... Representation of Cave Grotto, Vatican City, January 2010 ... Jesus' birth in
Bethlehem was foretold in the Old Testament: .... birth as having taken place in a
cave near the village of Bethlehem ; such cave stables are not rare in Palestine.
..... But, he adds, no Nativity scene would be complete without them.
Aug 2, 2016 ... The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition
to ... shepherds, angels and Magi crowding the Bethlehem stable. .... The nativity
scene is a timeless representation of when God became man; ...
Explains medieval & early Christian pictures of the birth of Christ and the
influence ... Since the second century pilgrims have been visiting a cave in
Bethlehem thought ... A stable seems an obvious locale for a manger, and the
sarcophagal ... most Nativity scenes on Christmas cards have Mary kneeling to
the Christ Child.
Nativity scenes as traditional representations of the birth of Jesus in a stable in
Bethlehem have inspired people for centuries. Renowned are the artfully carved
Christmas cribs (manger scenes, nativity sets) in the Internet ... manger scene,
figural representation of the holy family in the stable of Bethlehem (after Lukas 2),
At that time even more elaborate representations of the nativity scene were
introduced ... The star of Bethlehem is typically present as well in the distant sky.
... and Matthew indicates that the Holy Family was no longer in the stable at that