Luke 2 question


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In reading Luke chapter 2 (which I have read many times before), I am left wondering if their is significance (or rather what is the significance) of the angel appearing to the shepherds regarding the birth of Jesus. Why them? Is there a reference to this in another part of the Bible?


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Much of Luke 2 is about how ordinary people recognized Jesus as the Messiah at the time of His birth. Contrast that with the Pharisees, who knew the Scriptures better than anyone, and wouldn't recognize Jesus as the Messiah after personally witnessing several miracles.