what is the biblical story of Bethlehem?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

    At the time of the birth of Jesus, shepherds were living outdoors in the fields and keeping watches at night over their flocks. (Luke 2:8) While sheep may be led out to pasture during the daytime at any season of the year, the fact that the shepherds were living out in the fields and spending the night there with their flocks provides a definite time indication for the period of Jesus’ birth. The rainy season for Palestine begins about mid-October, lasting several months. By December, Bethlehem, like Jerusalem, experiences frequent frost at night. Thus the fact that shepherds of Bethlehem were in the fields at night points to a time prior to the start of the rainy season.

  • 1 decade ago

    Bethlehem means House of bread

    that in turn translate into Virgo

    It is a constellation

    like on the cross of the zodiac

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have found this related biblical story:

    "Jesus born in a stable".

    "Do you know who this little baby is? Yes, it is Jesus. He has just been born in a stable. A stable is where animals are kept. Mary is laying Jesus in the manger, which is the place that holds the food for donkeys and other animals to eat. But why are Mary and Joseph here with the animals? This is no place for a baby to be born, is it?

    No, it isn’t. But this is why they are here: The ruler of Rome, Caesar Au·gus´tus, made a law that everyone must return to the city where he was born to have his name written in a book. Well, Joseph was born here in Beth´le·hem. But when he and Mary arrived, there wasn’t a room for them anywhere. So they had to come here with the animals. And on this very day Mary gave birth to Jesus! But, as you can see, he is all right.

    Can you see the shepherds coming to see Jesus? They were in the fields at night taking care of their sheep, and a bright light shone all around them. It was an angel! The shepherds were very much afraid. But the angel said: ‘Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you. Today, in Beth´le·hem, Christ the Lord was born. He will save the people! You will find him wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly many angels came and began praising God. So right away these shepherds hurried to look for Jesus, and now they have found him.

    Do you know why Jesus is so special? Do you know who he really is? Remember, in the first story of this book we told about God’s first Son. This Son worked with Jehovah in making the heavens and the earth and everything else. Well, this is who Jesus is!

    Yes, Jehovah took the life of his Son from heaven and put it inside Mary. Right away a baby began to grow inside her just as other babies grow inside their mothers. But this baby was God’s Son. Finally Jesus was born here in a stable in Beth´le·hem. Can you see now why the angels were so happy to be able to tell people that Jesus had been born?

    Luke 2:1-20.

    Questions

    Who is the little baby in the picture, and where is Mary laying him?

    Why was Jesus born in a stable with the animals?

    In the picture, who are the men entering the stable, and what had an angel told them?

    Why is Jesus special?

    Why can Jesus be called God’s Son?

    Additional questions

    Read Luke 2:1-20.

    What part did Caesar Augustus play in the fulfillment of the prophecy concerning Jesus’ birth? (Luke 2:1-4; Mic. 5:2)

    How may an individual come to be included among those referred to as “men of goodwill”? (Luke 2:14; Matt. 16:24; John 17:3; Acts 3:19; Heb. 11:6)

    If those humble Judean shepherds had reason to rejoice over the birth of a Savior, what greater reason for joy do God’s servants have today? (Luke 2:10, 11; Eph. 3:8, 9; Rev. 11:15; 14:6)

    FROM OFFICIAL ALL FREE BIBLICAL TEACHING WEBSITE

    "My Book of Bible Stories"

    http://www.watchtower.org/e/my/article_85.htm

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    Source(s): The Bible. "My Book of Bible Stories"
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where Jesus was born.

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