Nasareth to Bethlhem (Part 1)
When fbb with Mrs and just two sons (number 3 was not even the faintest glimmer in the eyes of the devoted couple!) had a holiday in 1979, they stayed at Nasareth. To find their pad, just walk down Fford-y-Parc to the main road ...
Inconveniently, one Christmas, they are called to deal with some infuriating legal matters in a village some distance away in Carmarthenshire.
The Carpenters are poor; they do not own their own transport and will have to rely on bus,train or coach. Bus would be the cheapest by far, but is such a journey possible? then there is the problem of where they might stay in Bethlehem.
The village used to have a post office and stores ...
But we are rushing on with our seasonal story.
Nevertheless, all Mary and Joe have to do is to get there. The bus stop is up by the Chapel in Nasareth and there seem to be plenty of services available.
Enjoy the lavish Christmas lights on the vast frontage of fbb mansions.Note the way that the Christmas Tree (in green) morphs into the Cross (in white) but not very well. The two sets of lights fade at different rates!
-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-YULE. Obviously we can tuck into our Yule Log, but the boss of the festival was usually the "Green Man" ...
... who later morphed into the "Father of Christmas", then Father Christmas ...
... and yes, Father Christmas wire green not red!
The name God gave to himself during the encounter with Moses at the Burning Bush was YAHWEH which meant (roughly), "I am, I always was and I always will be", so it was the eternal God who stepped into our world at CHRISTmas!
The name of the Christ Child was not Jesus!
Jesus is the Latin or Greek version.
His name in Aramaic, the language he and his family spoke, was YESHUA which means, simply, God Saves. It is the same as Joshua and, in another Hebrew version, it appears as Isaiah. In their own way, they were ALL Saviours - but Yeshua ben Yusuf (son of Joseph) did the "proper job"!
And a CHRISTmas song ...
Wot about "Z"??
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Merry Christmas! Keep the paganism in midwinter!ReplyDelete