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The Rock of Israel

Posted by kirkcaudle on December 11, 2010

Mary probably gave birth to her son inside of a small cave around the time of the Jewish Passover. After Jesus was born, we read in Luke 2:7 that his mother took him and “wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.” The word used here for manger is phatne. Phatne is better rendered in English as a “feeding trough.” Imagine the Savior of all mankind coming into the world and being laid inside the feeding trough of animals.

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