Most of us have seen Christmas plays, nativity sets, and images that supposedly show us what happened that first Christmas. But how accurate are these symbols of the season? Well, not very. In fact, you might be surprised what isn't in the Bible.

Dr. Ray Pritchard has a Christmas quiz that shows what we mean:


For the last several years David Langerfeld, associate pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, has given a Christmas IQ test to his Sunday School class. I should warn you that this is a tough quiz. When I took it, I missed several questions. Try taking it first without checking the Bible to see how well you know the real Christmas story.

1. Joseph was originally from... (Luke 2:3)
    A. Bethlehem
    B. Nazareth
    C. Hebron
    D. Jerusalem 
    E. None of the above

2. What does the Bible say that the innkeeper said to Mary and Joseph? (Luke 2:7)
    A. “There is no room in the inn.”
    B. “I have a stable you can use.”
    C. “Come back later and I should have some vacancies.”
    D. Both A and B
    E. None of the above


We encourage you to take the whole quiz and tell us how you do in the comments.