Where Was Jesus Born?
Note: The following Post is taken from the book by Joseph Lenard entitled Mysteries of Jesus’ Life Revealed—His Birth, Death, Resurrection, and Ascensions. For an overview and complete chapter listing of this fascinating study, click here.
In Conclusion . . .
Our case for the topic “Where was Jesus Born” has concluded that Jesus was, indeed, born in Bethlehem – in a specific structure called Migdal Edar, which is Hebrew for “Tower of the Flocks.” I believe the case for this location is strong and true.
The coming to earth of Jesus, the very Son of God, to be born of a young Jewish virgin, in an obscure structure within the town of Bethlehem in Judah, where the lambs destined for Temple sacrifice were birthed, certainly seems fitting for the Christ child. That the shepherds in this specific field knew from the angel sent from God exactly where to find the child – wrapped in swaddling clothes – is testimony to the wonder of Christ as both a child of God and Saviour of mankind. It is also testimony to us that this is where Jesus was born.
Note: In my next Post I will begin a new study regarding “When Were Jesus’ Death, Resurrection, and Ascensions?” We begin that study with the first of eleven puzzle pieces: The Jewish Passover.