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From: joe car (jonalain@live.com)
Sent: Mon 12/03/12 7:44 PM
To: mormonthink@hotmail.com
Cc: jonalain@live.com

Not born in  Jerusalem

[10] And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the  land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who  shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring  forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.

  1. Nazareth was   North of Jerusalem and Bethlehem was South of Jerusalem.  Being a   wonderment to me how is it that Luke and God did not know the geography of   Judah where Christ was born

  2. At the time of   the birth, shepherds were living outdoors in the fields and keeping watches at   night over their flocks. (Lu 2:8) While sheep may be led out to pasture during   the daytime at any season of the year, the fact that the shepherds were living   out in the fields and spending the night there with their flocks provides a   definite time indication for the period of Jesus’ birth. The rainy season for   Palestine begins about mid-October, lasting several months. By December,   Bethlehem, like Jerusalem, experiences frequent frost at night. Thus the fact   that shepherds of Bethlehem were in the fields at night points to a time prior   to the start of the rainy season.

  3. Again the   shepherds knew

  4. Why did Joseph   and Mary travel from Nazareth pass through Jerusalem on to Bethlehem and end   up in a stable it being Joseph birth place (home)?

It is also most  unlikely that Caesar Augustus would unnecessarily provoke the Jews by ordering a  registration in the wintry and rainy month of December, when traveling is  particularly difficult.—Lu 2:1-6; compare Mt 24:20.

Commenter un mensonge …

  This may be a  very small thing in eye of BoM reader Yet its more evidence of many mistakes,  errors and plagiarism by JSJr


Thus, though Mary  became pregnant in Nazareth of Galilee, she gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem of  Judea, in order to fulfill the divine prophecy. (Lu 1:26-38; 2:4-7) This meant a  trip that, on present roads, covers a distance of about 150 km (93 mi) through  hilly country.

On the other hand,  Nathanael may simply have been expressing surprise that Philip would claim a man  from the neighborhood city of Nazareth in Galilee to be the promised Messiah,  for the Scriptures had foretold that that one would come from Bethlehem in  Judah. (Mic 5:2) Josephus did not mention many of the settlements in Galilee, so  his not mentioning Nazareth might not be particularly significant. It is  noteworthy that the Bible does not call Nazareth a village, but always a “city.” (Lu 1:26; 2:4, 39) Furthermore, close-by Sepphoris was an important, fortified  city having a district court of the Sanhedrin. Nonetheless, whatever its size  and prominence, Nazareth was convenient to important trade routes and main  cities, and so its inhabitants would have had ready information about the  social, religious, and political activities of the time.—Compare Lu  4:23

.. A town in the  Judean highlands overlooking the principal highway leading from Jerusalem down  to Beer-sheba. It is today called Beit Lahm (Bet Lehem), located about 9 km (5.5  mi) SSW of the Temple Mount. Its altitude of some 777 m (2,550 ft) above sea  level is about the same elevation as Jerusalem itself.

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