What are the origins of Christmas? What are the facts about the nativity story? Where did the Christmas tree come from? How did the tradition of Santa Claus come about? In today’s article, Andrew Dragos shares 7 quick facts about Christmas to help us get the story straight.
One would think that introducing Lydia, as a woman who deals in “purple cloth” would have been the normal way to introduce her than by her religious faith. For the author, the key identifier for her is her gender, place of origin and the faith she professes. Her faith influenced how she lived her life including how she conducted her business.