The Story Does Not Begin On Christmas

Christians are taught that the story of Jesus, and thus our story, begins on Christmas and ends on Easter. As a Christian I think it better if we were taught that our story begins in Babylon. The destruction of the temple, the exile of Judah, the release from exile, reconstruction of the temple and religious cooperation with political power set the context of the New Testament. To understand meaning, one must start at the beginning.

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