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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 04:39 PM

7. The story of the nativity appears in later gospels

It deals with a particular problem that Jesus was well known to be from Nazareth, but the messianic prophecy requires the messiah to be from Bethlehem. The myth doesn’t line up with historical fact. Supposedly the couple travels to Bethlehem for the census, but there was no Roman census for Bethlehem or Nazareth around the time of Jesus’ alleged birth, and even if there were it wouldn’t have required one to travel for it.

I’m sure there are those who will try and pull the “metaphor” card when faced with irreconcilable facts, but all they would really be doing is creating more questions while not really answering anything.

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