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Verse of the Day (December 21, 2019)

Verse of the Day (December 21, 2019) #BMSeminary – Mary had other children subsequent to this. See note on Matt. 12:46. cloths. Strips of cloth were used to bind a baby tightly. It kept the baby from injuring sensitive facial skin and eyes with its own (often sharp) fingernails, and was believed to strengthen the limbs. This is still the custom in some Eastern cultures. The absence of such cloths was a sign of poverty or lack of parental care (Ezek. 16:4). manger. A feeding trough for animals. This is the source of the notion that Christ was born in a stable, something nowhere stated in Scripture. Ancient tradition held that he was born in a cave (possibly one used as a shelter for animals). But no actual description of the location is given. no place for them in the inn. Possibly because many were returning to this ancient town to register in the census. (MacArthur Study Bible)

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