Olive wood Joseph, Mary and Jesus statues –

Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus Holy family figurines. Shop in Jerusalem for handcrafted biblical ornaments and support a Christian family business in Bethlehem.

In the beginning, God created a family that he placed in the Garden of Eden, Adam, and Eve who later bore children. God is a chief advocate for family life as he gave the command in Genesis 2:24, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

We can imagine that God was very selective of the earthly couple that he wanted to bear his Son and, by extension, become the holy family. In Luke 1:26-38, we are introduced to Mary, a virgin who was engaged to be married, but more importantly, a woman who found favor in the eyes of God.  “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.” ( Luke 1:30-31) Mary, the mother of the Holy Family, was a woman of God, one that lived circumspectly and was evidently of an exemplary character.

Similarly, Joseph, chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus, was described as a just man. “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.” (Matthew 1:18-19) Joseph, too was very faithful to God, and after his interaction with the angel who revealed that he was being called to be a father to the child conceived by the Holy Spirit, he took Mary as his wife.

It was within this family that Jesus was nurtured and cared for, but more importantly, he was taught the Word of God. Evidently, Mary and Joseph were faithful Jews seeking to live in obedience to God’s laws and commandments and demonstrated this faithfulness in obedience to the call to be the Holy Family.

It would be remiss of us at Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts to not offer a wide range of handcrafted biblical elements, including the Holy Family statues and Holy Family carvings, which commemorate the life of Jesus’ earthly family.

These statues and carvings are made from the resilient olive wood from the Holy Land. They make perfect gifts for families and provide a sneak peek into the family life of the Holy One.

You are welcome to visit us on your tour of Jerusalem. Our shop is located at 24 Christian Quarter road. We also ship worldwide from the heart of the Holy Land.


Click the links below to discover more about olive wood and it's connection with scripture and the Holy Land.

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