Nativity Quiz – can you pass? Plus Nativity Special!

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Know a nativity collector?  They’re fanatics, and now you can have a GREAT conversation!  Singing Rooster’s Nativity Quiz arms you with fantastic tidbits.  Don’t miss our special deal on our tri-fold nativity below (free wall art with purchase)!

Who created the first Nativity?

More than a 1,000 years after Jesus’ birth, St. Francis of Assisi received permission from the Pope to stage the first nativity in an Italian cave that included an ox and donkey (sadly, no rooster).

Was the star of Bethlehem real?

Yes!  Many astronomers believe the “star” was an astrological conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter that occurred during that time period.

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How many wise men were there?

“We Three Kings” leads all to believe there were 3 visitors at the birth of Christ; however, the Bible makes no mention of the number of wise men who visited Jesus.  Moreover, scholars believe they visited the home of Mary & Joseph – not the birthplace –  when Jesus was one and two years old.

The “Magi from the East” brought gifts, including gold, frankincense and myrrh.  What is myrrh?

It’s a natural gum or resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species. Myrrh resin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and medicine. 

True or False: Joseph was a carpenter

False — at least, not in the traditional sense. The Greek word for carpenter is tekton which is more accurately translated as “craftsman.”   While it’s possible he was a woodworker, it’s unlikely. The majority of construction projects in Nazareth were made out of stone.

What’s the meaning of Jesus’ name?

The angel informed Mary that her baby would be called Yeshua, or Joshua, meaning “Yahweh is salvation” or “The Lord saves”.  Jesus is the Greek translation of the Hebrew name Yeshua.

Were roosters really present at the birth of Christ?

Finding an ox or donkey in a modern Nativity scenes is easy; finding them in the story of Jesus’ birth is impossible.  In the gospels, there is no mention of animals at the birth of Christ. Oh say it isn’t so!  Does this mean no Shepherds too?

nativity believeSinging Rooster’s Beautiful metal nativity from Haiti is exquisite.  FREE Believe wall art w/ purchase.

This metal Christmas creche decor tells the birth of Christ in exquisite detail:  the Holy Family, the Three Kings, and stable animals — one of which is a ROOSTER!  Roosters have a long history in the creche as symbols of vigilance.  Some believe roosters were present at the birth of Christ to foreshadow the cock crowing three times on the night of Jesus’ betrayal.

Haitian artist, Seignon GonzalesSinging Rooster’s nativity is hand-made from recycled steel in Croix des Bouquets specifically for us by one of our long-time artists:  Gonzales

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