This is the final installment of a series dealing with myths that have grown up around the story of Advent as recorded by Luke in chapter 2 of his gospel. What really happened with the shepherds in the story?
The Real Christmas Story, Part 3
This is the third installment on this series of articles dealing with the traditions and myths that surround Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus in the second chapter of his gospel. In this article and the next, we will look at the story of the shepherds. We will try to peel back the layers of tradition to find out what really happened on the night of Advent.