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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol VIII:
Apocrypha of the New Testament.: Chapter 14

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Chapter 14.

And on the third day after the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the most blessed Mary went forth out of the cave, and entering a stable, placed the child in the stall, and the ox and the ass adored Him.  Then was fulfilled that which was said by Isaiah the prophet, saying:  The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib. 1645   The very animals, therefore, the ox and the ass, having Him in their midst, incessantly adored Him.  Then was fulfilled that which was said by Abacuc the prophet, saying: 1646   Between two animals thou art made manifest.  In the same place Joseph remained with Mary three days.



Isa. i. 3.


Hab. iii. 2, according to the LXX. reading, םייִּחַ םיִנַשׁ two living creatures, for וּהייִּחַ” םיִנַשָׁ, years make alive.

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