Who had miltary and legal control of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth?
Would the town of Bethlehem have fallen under the direct authority of Herod? Would Roman soldiers have been found there? Thanks.
- choko_canyonLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes to both. Herod was governor, and he had Roman soldiers under his control. ALL Roman provinces were equipped with soldiers.
- IndianaJohnLv 71 decade ago
Rome controlled the area and Herod was the Governor of the province
- Lori JLv 61 decade ago
Roman Empire. Herod was placed there to govern on Rome's behalf.