Christianity (Myrrh)

Photomicrograph of Myrrh

Christianity stems from the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, which are narrated in the New Testament of the Bible. Millions of Christians worldwide re-enact an important episode in Jesus' life, the Last Supper, as a part of worship. Christianity encompasses both the Protestant and Catholic religions. The photograph above is a microscopic view of the spice Myrrh, a symbol of the Christian religion and a representative of the valuable gifts the Magi brought to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. As part of the lucrative spice trade, myrrh, a bitter gum tree resin and commodity, played an important role in sacrifices and other religious ceremonies.

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