The word “Augustus” means of the gods.
The shepherds referred to here were most likely the temple shepherds who watched over the sheep used for sacrifices.
The sacrifice of turtledoves indicates that Mary and Joseph were poor, since the sacrifice was supposed to be a lamb.
The fall of Israel had already occurred and its now time for it to rise again.
Simeon prophesied about the sorrow Mary would feel at the crucifixion of her son.
When Mary referred to Joseph an “thy father”, Jesus kindly reminded her that He was doing the work of His Father.
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Read: Luke 3
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To Be Continued Tuesday, December 28th……………