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The Nativity of Jesus

Steve Ray

Steve Ray discusses the details of Mary and Joseph’s journey into Bethlehem and the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Questions Covered:

  • 22:00 - What is the pressure that Joseph would have faced given the bible verse that stated “he knew her not”?
  • 36:07 - What would have happened to the money provided by the wise men? Couldn’t that money have been used to buy the lamb for the sacrifice?
  • 42:23 - I heard you say that Joseph was an older man that was married previously. Can you elaborate on this? What was the text you mentioned that explains Joseph in more depth?
  • 46:53 - I know that Mary and Joseph were not intimate during their marriage. How did the Catholic Church come to this conclusion?
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