This is an absolutely exquisite Nativity set from the Holy Land that comes with a tealight candle holder. This lovely hand carved Nativity set is made by the premier Nativity artisan of the Holy Land, our dear friend Jeries Facouseh. The beautiful indoor manger scene comes with a 12 piece set of figurines with each figure hand carved in great detail. The figures average 4.5". The stable though is what really sets this Nativity apart. This lovely set is hand made in Bethlehem and offered exclusively here at Holy Land Treasures.
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The 12 piece set of hand carved figurines that comes with this exquisite set include the Baby Jesus, the manger, Mary, Joseph, 3 wise men, 1 shepherd and 4 animals. The entire Nativity scene is made from Holy Land olive wood except for the candle which is made of ceramic. The candle comes from the shop of Christian artisan Peter Canavanti, located right beside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. The 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 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 Nativity scene is made in our friend Jeries' shop in Bethlehem, about a 10 minute walk from where the Lord Jesus was born. The Holy Land olive wood however, comes from Galilee, where the Lord Jesus based His ministry.
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