This is an absolutely exquisite olive wood Nativity set from the Holy Land that comes with a tealight candle holder depicting the Nativity scene. The beautiful olive wood Nativity set comes with a 12 piece set of figurines with each figure hand carved from the naturally beautiful Holy Land olive wood in great detail. The figures average 4.5". The stable though is what really sets this olive wood Nativity apart. This Nativity set is hand made in Bethlehem from the finest select Holy Land olive wood by the premier Nativity artisan of the Holy Land, Jeries Facouseh, and offered exclusively here at Holy Land Treasures.
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The 12 piece set of figurines that comes with this exquisite olive wood Nativity set include the Baby Jesus, the manger, Mary, Joseph, 3 wise men, 1 shepherd and 4 animals. The entire Nativity set is made from Holy Land olive wood except for the Nativity candle which is made of ceramic. This Nativity scene candle holder is made by Christian artisan Peter Canavanti, whose shop is right beside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. The Nativity stable roof is made from blocks of the beautiful Holy Land olive wood with the bark still attached. It is supported by 2 small logs. The rest of the Nativity stable is made from smooth blocks of wood fiited together beautifully.
A Nativity set is sometimes called a manger scene. While this is true, many confuse the manger with the Nativity stable. The manger was the feeding trough that Mary used for a bed for Baby Jesus and the stable was the structure where He was born.
This hand carved olive wood Nativity set also has something else special. Though the set is hand carved in Bethlehem, it is made from Galilee olive wood, where the Lord Jesus based His ministry.
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