Digit wrote:I could be totally wrong on this one Min, but I think for census purposes the birthplace of the father is what counted.
Women and children were of no account.
Forum Monk wrote:I just find it immensely amusing to think the early church may have been celebrating Christmas in the wrong place all along. Dunno why its so funny, but it is.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my Archaeologica friends.
Minimalist wrote:I fixed it for you, Dig.
Bethlehem of "Galilee" would make more sense than Bethlehem of "Judaea."
Except it does not save the story because "Galilee" remained under the rule of Herod Antipas until 39 AD and he would not have been taking a Roman "census" in his kingdom.
"In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God" (John 1:1).
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