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The Symbolism of Christmas – The Ass and the Ox

The Symbolism of Christmas – The Ass and the Ox

The notion that there was an ass, or a donkey, and an ox present at the birth of Christ is not in the Bible, yet it is one of the earliest and most persistent images in the representations of the Nativity even until today. I explore the symbolism surrounding this Christmas tradition and how it shows us the purpose of extra-biblical traditions.

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