Where was Jesus Born?
When you picture the birth of Jesus Christ what comes to mind? Where was Jesus born? A cave converted into a stable? A manger, with Mary and Joseph looking at baby Jesus? Or maybe you imagine barnyard animals looking at the newborn baby? The Bible gives us some details concerning the birth of Jesus, but many things we do not know, such as the exact location of His birth. Let’s explore a few possible locations for the birth of Christ that I think you will find very interesting.
In the first century, homes were designed in such a way that the animal pens could be part of the “guest room”. If the town was full due to the census or a holiday, then Joseph might have been offered the use a family’s guest room. Since Joseph’s family was from Bethlehem, it might have even been a family member.
Another option that early church historians, Origen and Eusebius, mention is a cave. In the first century, a homes were built over the cave and the cave used to house that family’s animals. Today if you visit Bethlehem, you will find the Church of the Nativity built over a cave. [Read more…] about Where was Jesus Born?