What city was Jesus born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem?

The official Mormon position is that Alma meant Jesus was to be born “in the land of Jerusalem” and, therefore, since Bethlehem is “in the land of Jerusalem,” no discord exists between the real Bible and Smith’s Book of Mormon. But that isn’t what Alma says. Jesus was to be born at Jerusalem—“at,” meaning “in the... show more The official Mormon position is that Alma meant Jesus was to be born “in the land of Jerusalem” and, therefore, since Bethlehem is “in the land of Jerusalem,” no discord exists between the real Bible and Smith’s Book of Mormon. But that isn’t what Alma says. Jesus was to be born at Jerusalem—“at,” meaning “in the location of ”—not “in the general location of.” Bethlehem is no more “in the land of Jerusalem” than Jerusalem is “in the land of Bethlehem.”
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