New Testament

Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

Where in Bethlehem was Jesus born?

There was no room for Mary and Joseph in the inn. Presumably, there were many travelers on the roads at this time because of the census. The Bible does not say what kind of building Mary and Joseph stayed in, only that Mary laid the baby Jesus in a manger, or trough. It was common for houses of that time to have a room for the animals adjoining the family’s living quarters. It might have been in this setting that Jesus was born.


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