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why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« on: December 15, 2020, 01:46:41 AM »
As per title, I have my crib set up and each year I wonder why the woman at the well is part of my figurine set.  She was from a past book, the first person Jesus met on his way back from 40 days in the desert (I could be wrong on this) or certainly at the beginning of his public life.....so why is she in the crib?
 

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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 05:42:49 AM »
Why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib? The answer is, she isn't. Where did you get the idea she is?

In my lifetime, the woman at the well, St. Lucina, has never been a part of the Nativity Scene.

There is Our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, the Baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men, and a Shepherd Boy carrying a lamb around his neck. Also a few barn animals i.e. sheep, cow, donkey, etc.   
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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 09:24:14 AM »
I don't have a nativity set so I don't know. But not everything about the nativity scene is supposed to be historically accurate.

My guess would be, maybe it has something to do with the epiphany (epiphany water / the gentiles / etc.)?
 

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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 11:07:57 AM »
Are we sure that's who the figurine is? It could be a midwife or something; in Byzantine icons of the Nativity, there are often women depicted washing the Christ child, so they might be carrying water jugs. Some of the extra-biblical stories of the Nativity mention these women.
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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 11:31:46 AM »
I have a woman at a well in my creche set, too, but I remember reading her description that came with the box, and she isn't THE woman at the well.  I'll go read it again today, and come back and update.
 
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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2020, 06:50:16 PM »
any luck munda ?
 

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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2020, 11:46:38 AM »
any luck munda ?

Yes!  Thank you for the reminder.  I keep my Advent/Christmas stuff in my laundry room, so every time I went in there to find my nativity box, I got distracted by the mountains of laundry 😂. I've attached the description with her story. Her name is Ariel.
 
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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2020, 12:17:22 PM »
oh thank you Munda  :) :) :) :) :)
 

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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2020, 04:41:11 PM »
No well, no well, no well, no well.

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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2020, 05:47:35 PM »
any luck munda ?

Yes!  Thank you for the reminder.  I keep my Advent/Christmas stuff in my laundry room, so every time I went in there to find my nativity box, I got distracted by the mountains of laundry 😂. I've attached the description with her story. Her name is Ariel.

Nice.  But you sparked my curiosity.  "... for I am" and the page ends.  Who was the old woman that Ariel gave the water to?  An angel?
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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2020, 07:11:21 PM »
I'd like to know too! Couldn't find anything about her on the Internet. Kind of wondering whether it's a real tradition. But I still want to know how the story ends.
 

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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2020, 11:29:52 PM »
Just a little Christmas anticipation for y'all 😉 I didn't realize until after my post that the story continued on the back 🤦. I just kind of quickly posted the pic without reading it thoroughly.  Anyway....here is the rest of the story.
 
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Re: why is the woman at the well included in the Nativity crib.
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2020, 01:28:25 AM »
"... for I am" "your Tikvah."  Nice.  I won't spoil it for anyone else that wants to read it.
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