Adoration of the Shepherds (1622) by Gerard (Gerrit) van Honthorst.
Credit: Art and the Bible
By Susan Norman
RECENTLY I have had to re-think my image of “that poor, lowly stable,” which features as the birthplace of Jesus in my favourite Christmas carol. Apparently, the structure itself is unlikely to have been the barn-like building adorning many a Christmas card or nativity set. No stable is actually mentioned in the gospels, just the manger. This trough for feeding animals