Christianity

Christianity
Redaction of birth narratives

WJEC EDUQAS

Look up the texts and state what information they provide. The first one is done for you. You can check your answers against the suggested responses before printing.


  Matthew 1:18–2:23 Luke 1:26–2:40

Driving Force:

Hebrew Scriptures are fulfilled (1:22-23; 2:5-6, 15, 17-18, 23)

Holy Spirit is at work (1:35, 41, 67; 2:25-27)

Jesus' Heritage:

* Legal son of Joseph, but child of the Holy Spirit (1:18-25)

* Son of God, son of Mary by the Holy Spirit (1:26-38)
* Heir to David's throne, over the house of Judah (1:32-33; 2:4)

Names & Titles:

* Messiah (1:18; 2:4)
* Jesus: "For he will save his people from their sins" (1:21, 25)
* Immanuel: "God with us" (1:23)
* King of the Jews (2:2)
* "A ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel" (2:6)
* Nazarene (2:23)

* Jesus (1:31; 2:21)
* Son of the Most High; Son of God (1:32, 35)
* He will be great, holy, full of wisdom and grace (1:32, 35; 2:40)
* A Saviour is born... who is Messiah and Lord (2:11, 26)
* A light for revelation to Gentiles and for glory to Israel (2:32)


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