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Anthology

Collection of written texts.

Bedouin

Arabic Word: "desert dweller"; Nomadic people of the Middle East who primarily dwell in temporary shelters such as tents and travel with their flocks to different regions during different seasons of the year.

Bethlehem (location)

a small town near Jerusalem on the west bank of the Jordan River in hill country of Judah

Betrothal

Formal contract agreed upon by two families concerning marriage of their children. (Engagement)

Bride Price

Sum of money or goods paid by man's family to purchase his bride.

Cultural Context

Language in context of the time.

Nazareth (location)

Galilee (northern Israel)

Protevangelium of James

Second-century document written in large part to glorify Mary

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