The Census in Bethlehem

Mary was heavily pregnant with Child Jesus but a census had been called and all citizens of Israel must be counted and Joseph must journey to Bethlehem to be counted because he originated from there. Joseph and Mary normally lived and worked in Nazareth. Joseph owned a carpenter’s shop and was good middle class with work and good income.

However, with the census being called he had to go to Bethlehem, as failure to do so would be breaking the law for which there could be severe punishment.

So he went with pregnant wife Mary and journeyed to Bethlehem. There was severe overcrowding as a result of the census being taken and Joseph could find no place anywhere to put Mary to bed.


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