The Birth Of Jesus And The Gospel Of Luke

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The birth of Jesus is one of the most well-known and performed narratives around the world. Despite the fact that there are several versions of the narrative, at times there is one version that is considered more popular than the rest. Many people have this common scenario playing in their heads when thinking about the birth of Jesus, typically including; a barn, farm animals, the holy family, angels, a small town, and wise men. However, it is important for individuals to realize that there is not only one version depicting the Birth Narrative, rather there are two in which both describe the birth of Jesus differently. Two out of the four Gospels in the New Testament that include the Birth Narratives are the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of Matthew. In both these Gospels, it will become apparent that there are different features in both as well as some similarities which help embody the theme of their respective Gospels.
Being known as one of the longest Gospels, the Gospel of Luke is distinctive when compared to the other Synoptic Gospels. However, another important component about this gospel is the birth narrative being mentioned in a story-like form as well as various features that differentiate it when compared to the birth narrative in the gospel of Matthew. In the Gospel of Luke, various characters were mentioned which included, Mary, Joseph, Caesar Augustus, angel Gabriel, angels, Shepherds, Simeon, Anna, Zechariah. The Birth Narrative, became known through the…
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