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The First Christmas: The True and Unfamiliar Story

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For many centuries Christmas has been the most celebrated occasion in the world. The events surrounding the birth of Jesus are told with remarkable simplicity in the Bible, but they have too often been obscured by myths, mistletoe, and tinsel.

Now best-selling author and historian Paul L. Maier separates fact from fiction, stripping away Yuletide folklore and questionable traditions to tell "how it really was" in the world of the Nativity. Delving into Jewish, Greek, Roman, and early Christian sources, he uncovers fresh and fascinating insights into the true, yet unfamiliar, story of the first Christmas.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with over fifty full-color photographs, paintings, and illustrations, The First Christmas will enrich your family's celebration of Jesus' birth for years to come.