What did the manger for baby Jesus look like, and symbolize?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Since the English word "manger" derives from (and is the same as) the French word that means "to eat", I think of the manger in which Christ was placed as a carved open stone receptacle or trough in which hay or other grains could be placed for animals to come and feed on, in order to sustain their lives.

The symbolism that this suggests to me is that Christ provides spiritual "nourishment" or life for anyone to come and freely partake of, with no impediment or barrier.

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