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Coventry Carol

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The typical nativity scene includes Mary, Joseph, Jesus, shepherds, and Magi – not to mention a cow, a few sheep, and perhaps a humble-looking donkey. One prominent character in the original Christmas accounts, however, never makes the cut.  That would be King Herod.  Or as he liked to call himself, Herod the Great.  The man who ruled Israel for almost… Read more »