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Igor Eduardovich Isakas,
independent researcher

Philosophy of culture
in the system of modern knowledge about culture

Hypothesis. The Christmas tree is a symbol of the second coming of Christ

Abstract. The article is devoted to the consideration of the Christmas tree as a symbol of the Second Coming of Christ. The meaning and symbolism of the first Christmas decorations have been restored. Based on the principle of the connection of each decoration with the Second Coming of Christ, logical chains are built from the symbol to the text of the Bible telling about the Second Coming. When searching for the Christmas tree in the text of the Bible, the method of comparing different translations of the Bible was used. It is proved that the origin of the Christmas Tree has only a Christian origin and it is connected with the peculiarities of the transla-tion of the Bible into Latin and German.

Keywords: Christmas tree, Bible, Second Coming, Christmas decorations, symbol, apple, wafer, sugar, almonds, nut, advent, Strasbourg.


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