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文化慢读:圣诞故事

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    耶稣基督是基督教的创始人或者核心人物。而1225日的圣诞节正是一个纪念耶稣的基督教节日。古罗马人也为了纪念耶稣的生日,而把这一天作为人类时间历程的划分点。这一纪年方法正是全世界至今仍在使用的公元纪年法:耶稣出生之前称为公元前(B.C.),耶稣出生之后称为公元后(A.D.)。

Jesus Christ is the founder or central figure of Christianity. And December 25 is a Christian holiday to commemorate Jesus. Romans also regarded this day as a division point in the human time course in order to commemorate the birthday of Jesus. This way of counting the years is just the AD chronology which is still used around the world up to date: before the birth of Jesus is known as BC and after the birth of Jesus is called AD.

    “圣诞节”,顾名思义,指的是“基督”这位至圣者诞生的日子。“基督”一词源于希腊文,意思是“受膏者”——神为了特殊的目的而分别出来的人。希伯来文中的“弥赛亚”和“基督”是同样的意思。“弥赛亚”一词来自于古代先知的预言,一世纪的犹太人一直在等待上帝应许赐给他们的“弥赛亚”降临,带给他们一个全新的世界。

"Christmas", as the name suggests, refers to the birthday of the saint "Christ". The word "Christ" comes from Greek, meaning "the anointed"-a person God separated for special purposes. "Messiah" in Hebrew has the same meaning as "Christ". The word "Messiah" comes from the prophecy of an ancient prophet. Jews in the 1st century had been waiting for the arrival of "Messiah" God promised to grant them to bring them a new world.
    耶稣说过,他的降生人世是最重要的“福音”,因为这是上帝亲自从天堂来到人间。因为耶稣的牺牲,也使世界得以拥有进入天堂的盼望。 Jesus says his birth is the most important "gospel" of human beings because God himself comes to the world from heaven. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, human beings have the expectation of going to heaven after death.

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