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I am making Christmas Decorations for my hubby He wasnt a true Nativity What animals are in it?

I have Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus in the Manger, 3 Wise men, 3 camels, a donkey, Sheep, Shepherd, A cow, The Angel, the Bright North Star. But since it is actually a Stable Are there Chickens or other animals. We have christmas Decorations and they only show a Cow, Donkey and Camel and Sheep. Surely there are other animals.

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4 Responses to “I am making Christmas Decorations for my hubby He wasnt a true Nativity What animals are in it?”

  1. Lady Luana said :

    It’s a stable, not a chicken coop. And a small stable at that, so donkeys and cows (and camels for the 3 Wise Men) are about all there is.

  2. Sg Dyer said :

    Well that’s all I can think of, but you could put Chickens in there if you wanted and maybe a dog or cat. A pig and horse might be good.

    Hope this helps,

  3. Me said :

    No that is it.

  4. jan51601 said :
    “Nativity scenes exhibit (at the minimum) figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Mary’s husband, Joseph. Some nativity scenes include other characters from the Biblical story such as shepherds, the Magi, and angels. The figures are usually displayed in a stable, cave, or other structure.
    Animals in nativity scenes:
    With no basis in the canonical narratives of the birth of Jesus, an ox and donkey are usually part of the nativity scene. The tradition may arise from an extracanonical text, the Pseudo-Matthew gospel of the 8th century that says “And on the third day after the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, Mary went out of the cave, and, entering a stable, placed the child in a manger, and an ox [or your cow] and an donkey adored him. Then was fulfilled that which was said by the prophet Isaiah, “The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master’s crib.” Therefore, the animals, the ox and the donkey, with him in their midst incessantly adored him. Then was fulfilled that which was said by Habakkuk the prophet, saying, “Between two animals you are made manifest.”
    The ox traditionally represents patience, the nation of Israel, and Old Testament sacrificial worship while the donkey represents humility, readiness to serve, and the Gentiles. Other animals introduced to nativity scenes after 1415 include elephants and camels. By the 1970s, churches and other communities began using zoo animals in their nativity pageants in an attempt to create some authenticity.”
    The answer to the question above was “In the nativity there was an ox sheep and the donkey
    (which Mary rode).”

    [In every Nativity scene I have ever seen–forgive the rhyme–there were only 10 figures: Mary, Joseph, Jesus, 3 wise men, cow, donkey, and 2 sheep (the ewe and a lamb). I have found nothing else mentioning other farm animals such as chickens, etc. If nothing else, ask your minister what all goes into one.]


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