Nativity of Jesus  

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The Nativity of Jesus, or simply the Nativity, is the account of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels, and various apocryphal accounts that are a key element of traditional Christian mythology. Jesus was born either before 4 BC (when Herod the Great died) or in 6 AD (when the historical Census of Quirinius was undertaken). The traditional date, 25 December 1 BC (not 1 AD), is a combination between a symbolic choice (for the day of the year) and a calculation of Dionysius Exiguus (for the year itself).

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