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Why are some Bible stories repeated?

By Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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At Jesus’ birth, shepherds came to visit him, followed soon after by the wise men, right? Actually, not quite. There are two separate versions of Jesus’ birth in the New Testament. This happens fairly often in the Bible; both the Old and New Testaments contain numerous repeated and similar-sounding stories.