How does the angel proves that Jesus was the messiah at his birth in Bethlehem?
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Simply by his proclamation from our Father in heaven, written for us in Luke 2, which said -10. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
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Answer 1 Yes. One reason so many think this is so, is because of the manyMessianic prophecies He explicitly fulfilled. Some have calculatedthe statistical possibility of someone fulfilling these aspractically nil, unless they were the actual person of course. Itwould have been impossible for a usur…per to engineer things outsideof their control, such as where they were to be born and how theywere to die for example. Answer 2 Yes. He is real and will come soon for the day of judgement. Ourcountry was built on God. Answer 3 The requirements that the credentials would have to matchwere set out in many Bible prophecies written centuries beforehand.They foretold in minute detail the manner of the Messiah's coming,the nature of his ministry, his suffering at the hands of others,and the type of death he would experience. You may be interested inknowing that those reliable prophecies also foretold hisresurrection, his exaltation to the right hand of God, and finallythe blessings his future Kingdom rule would bring. In this way,Bible prophecies provided a unique pattern that might be likened toa fingerprint, which can identify only one person. Of course, when Jesus appeared on the scene in 29 C.E., not allMessianic prophecies were fulfilled then and there. For example, hehad not yet been put to death and resurrected. Nevertheless,Andrew, Philip, and many others put faith in Jesus because of whathe taught and did. They saw abundant proof that he was, in fact,the Messiah. If you had lived back then and could have studied theevidence firsthand with an open mind, you too would probably havebeen convinced that Jesus was the Messiah. (MORE)
It cannot be known for sure, however we may safely assume it to be quite crowded with visitors due to the influx of people living in other places, like Joseph, returning to pay the taxes that were a tribute to Rome.. Quite the quiet place . It was a small place with only a handful of permanent r…esidents, but the inns were packed at the time of Jesus' birth, though these crowds were a transient lot, as they did not stay for any longer than they had to. (MORE)
Jewish tradition was that King David had been born in Bethlehem. The Jews of the first century believed that a king, descended from David, would be born in Bethlehem and would recover Judea's independence. This longed-for king was known as the Messiah (anointed one).. Jesus was born in Bethlehem an…d was descended from David, because he was the Messiah. (MORE)
Unusual? I wouldn't think it was. I'm sure plenty of folks were born in Bethlehem. But it just so happened that when Jesus' mother, Mary, and Joseph were visiting Bethlehem to take part in the census, she gave birth to Him (Luke 2:1-7). And it just so happened that the Jews were expecting the Messia…h to be born in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:4-6, Micah 5:2). Micah 5:2 has been interpreted by Christian scholars as a messianic prophecy that Christ would be born in Bethlehem. "But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah , who are little to be among the clans of Judah , from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days." Bethlehem Ephrathah is the name of a clan from which king David was born (Joseph was a descendant of David, not Mary), and this passage refers to the future birth of a new Davidic heir . The Gospel of Matthew account describes Herod the Great asking the chief priests and scribes of Jerusalem where the Messiah was to be born; they respond by quoting the passage from Micah: "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: 'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel" Matthew 2:4-6. Matthew misquoted Micah 5:2 by changing " clans of Judah " a tribe to "in the land of Judah" implying a place. The idea that Bethlehem was to be the birthplace of the Messiah appears to be a specifically Christian idea. No Jewish source before the 4th century AD mentions this. Jewish tradition appears to have emphasized the idea that the birthplace of the Messiah was not known. Many modern scholars consider the birth stories as inventions by the Gospel writers, created to glorify Jesus and present his birth as the fulfillment of prophecy. However since the birth in Bethlehem is one of the few common elements in the Gospel accounts, some scholars believe that both writers were drawing on an existing Christian tradition. (MORE)
He was born there. He was to be born in his father's hometown, Nazereth, but could not, because of King Herod's decree to kill him. His parents moved his birth place to Bethlehem.. According to the Biblical record Jesus was born in Bethlehem due to the census decree made by Augustus. (It would not …be possible or plausible for a murder decree to have been issued by Herod before Jesus was born and before the Magi from the East had made his birth known, nor would the baby Jesus himself have had any input into these matters) (MORE)
There are over 40 prophecies in the Old Testament (The Jewish Scriptures) that point directly to Jesus as being The Messiah, and so this question is wrong. Jesus is and was the Jewish Messiah - but not the kind of Messiah that they thought he would be. Answer: The above answer was obviously wr…itten by a Christian as it has no basis in fact from the Jewish perspective. The key issue is that the Christian concept of 'messiah' not only does not exist in Judaism and Tanach (Jewish Bible), it actually diametrically opposes the teaching of Tanach. The word 'messiah' is the Anglicised form of the Hebrew 'moshiach'. The word moshiach literally translates as 'anointed'. Moshiach is a title that was given to any person who was anointed with oil as part of their initiation into serving HaShem (The Creator). As a result, we've actually had hundreds of valid moshiachim (pl) in our history - kings, priests, prophets, etc. Based on the stories of the Christian Bible, Jesus would not have qualified as a moshiach of any kind. He did not have the lineage to be a king or priest, nor was he a prophet, judge, or hold any other station that would have resulted in him being given the title of moshiach. Please note that although the Christian Old Testament is based on the Tanach, the OT has been thoroughly altered to support the teachings of Christianity. (MORE)
Mary's response is recorded in Luke 1. Initially she was surprised because she was a virgin, then she was submissive to God's plan, and finally Mary showed great joy and praised God in her words which are sometimes referred to as the Magnificat.. 34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, …seeing I know not a man?. 38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.. 46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. 50And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.. (MORE)
Luke's Gospel says that Jesus was taken from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, to be presented at the Temple, when Mary's purification had been accomplished, so after just forty days. Matthew's Gospel is less clear. Joseph and Mary fled from Bethlehem to Egypt when King Herod sought to have Jesus killed. Thi…s seems to have been shortly after the birth of Jesus, but could have been up to two years later. (MORE)
The Bible does not say that Jesus performed any miracles in thetown of Bethlehem. However, it was the place of his virgin birth.
Micah 5:2 - "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting." [NKJV]
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." - Luke 2:14 (KJV)
Jesus "The Messiah" is God in human form. He came to save the world from our sins, which separated us from God.
because He's the son of god sent here to save us from our sin by dieing on the cross
Angels were used to announce Jesus conception and birth.The gospel of Luke says they appeared in multitudes and praised God when Jesus was born
In what ways did the circumstances of Jesus birth fulfilled the Jewish expectation of a Messiah and the Kingdom of God?
That a virgin would give birth, and he would be of the line of David.And he would die for the sins of mankind.
The Romans were doing a census of the people, and everyone had to go to there original town or city, and Jesus family came from there.
No one really knows since it was more than 2,000 years ago. But it was a lot of people since so many people came to see the wonderful moment of Jesus being born.
This would all depend on who you ask. Christian's would say, "yes, Jesus is the Messiah". The Jewish would say, "He was a man but at most he would have been a false prophet." According to the Bible: Yes. The Gospel of Matthew in particular calls attention to the Messianic prophecies fulfilled …by Jesus. (MORE)
The New Testament of the Bible is the Christian holy book. The bookcovers the birth, life and death of Christ as well as various otherchapters depicting famous individuals of the period and predictionsof the future and Armageddon.
Answer It appears from Matthew's Gospel that Bethlehem was the home town of Mary and Joseph, in which case she no doubt conceived in Bethlehem. In Luke's Gospel, the young couple travelled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Once Luke tells of the census of Quirinius as the reason for… their journey, he never again mentions it, and we therefore have no clue as to when it took place or over how long a period - this is a census of which there is no historical record or precedent in Roman history. However, the fact that all the rooms in the inn were taken, means that others were still arriving for the census and Mary was probably a late arrival. If the birth had not taken place and was not imminent by the time of the census, they would surely have returned immediately to their home in Nazareth for the birth. Thus, they must have arrived not long before the birth of Jesus. That they had no other business in Bethlehem is demonstrated by their decision to leave Bethlehem after the birth and the purification of Mary, and return immediately to Nazareth. So, in Luke's Gospel, Mary would not have been in Bethlehem very long before the birth of Jesus. (MORE)
Answer People went everywhere by foot unless they had money and could afford a donkey or horse.
The story is that Joseph had to return there for a census. exact details are inconsistent between the accounts given.
From what I remember an Angel of the Lord appeared only to the Shepherd's and told them of the birth of Jesus. Luke 2:9-12 (NIV) 9: An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10: But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid.… I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12: This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." An Angel of the Lord appeared to Mary and Joseph both, speaking of the coming birth, but not of the actual birth.. (MORE)
It was the prophet Isaiah , who made this prophesy 700 years before Christ was born.
According to the roman decree , they went to Bethlehem , as it was Josephs hometown.
Bethlehem was a small city at the time of Jesus,so the population to was small.
It would only be natural for the angels of heaven to praise God, after all the birth of His son meant that there was hope for mankind.
Angels were gods messengers, and they told the word of the birth of Jesus to humble shepards.
A fact is something known to have occurred or to exist or to be true. So, to prove that Jesus really was the Messiah long hoped for by the Jews, we would need facts that all could agree to be true. Unfortunately, there is no fact that can be put forward to prove that Jesus was the Messiah. This is w…hy, to this day, Jews continue to believe that Jesus was not their Messiah. For Christians, it is a matter of faith, not proof. (MORE)
Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem. Mandate of Israel: It is most likely that Yeshua was born in a sukkah as it the Feast of Tabernacles occurred during the time of His birth. All of Yeshua's life was foretold by and was fulfilled with the 7 Feasts of Israel: Feast of Tabernacles ( Sukkot ),… Feast of Passover (Pesakh ), Pentecost ( Feast of Weeks ) ( Shavuot or Shavu'ot ),etc (MORE)
In Matthew's Gospel, the baby Jesus left Bethlehem with his parents, bound for Egypt in order to escape the wrath of King Herod. They returned years later, after the death of Herod, but being warned in a dream, turned aside and migrated to Nazareth in Galilee. In Luke's Gospel, the baby Jesus left …Bethlehem with his parents, bound for Jerusalem where he was to be presented in the Temple, in accordance with Jewish custom. They then travelled peacefully to Nazareth in Galilee, the home of Joseph and Mary. (MORE)
In Luke's Gospel, Nazareth in Galilee was the home town of Mary and Joseph. Augustus Caesar called a census of the entire empire for tax purposes. This occurred during the time Quirinius was governor of Syria and, according to Luke, Joseph had to go with Mary to Bethlehem, the town of his ancestor…, David. Scholars have found numerous problems with this explanation. There was never a census of the entire empire undertaken during the time of Augustus Caesar. Quirinius was governor of Syria on only one occasion, from the year 6 CE, yet Luke also says that Jesus was born during the reign of King Herod, who died ten years earlier. It would make no sense for Joseph to go to Bethlehem if he was going to be taxed in Galilee. It would make no sense for a census to involve either Galilee or Judea, since they formed part of the autonomous kingdom ruled by King Herod, and he was responsible for collecting his own taxes on any basis he chose - Rome would not have interfered. Raymond E. Brown ( An Introduction to the New Testament ) says that the best explanation is that, although Luke likes to set his Christian drama in the context of well-known events from antiquity, sometimes he does so inaccurately. On the other hand Matthew's Gospel tells us that Bethlehem was already the home town of Mary and Joseph, and there is no mention of them travelling from Nazareth to Bethlehem. However, they did flee to Egypt until the death of Herod. On their return were warned in a dream of further dangers in Bethlehem, so turned aside and travelled to Nazareth instead. Considering the scholarly concerns and the evidence of Matthew's Gospel, it is unlikely that Mary and Joseph did go to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. (MORE)
What had Caesar ordered to be taken that required Mary and Joseph to travel to Bethlehem for jesus' birth?
According to Luke's Gospel, Augustus Caesar had ordered a census of all the Roman Empire, for the taxation of its people. If there was such an empire-wide census during the time of Augustus, historians would expect to find mention of it from various sources throughout the empire, but there is nothin…g known. The author of Matthew's Gospel apparently knew nothing of the census, and the Jewish historian, Josephus, says that the census conducted in the year 6 CE under the Syrian governor Quirinius, was the first Roman census in the eastern Mediterranean area. This census was taken more than ten years after the death of King Herod. (MORE)
Luke 1:26, 27 - Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. [NKJV]
The only person that we know for certain was there is Mary. You forget the Holy Ghost.
According to the Bibilical story, it was Joseph's home town, and he had to go to his home town to register for the census under the law at the time.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem; the Bible says he was born in a manger there because there was no room at the Inn.
A: Not according to the Bible. Luke's Gospel, in its nativity account, says that when Mary's time for purification had finished, the young family travelled to Jerusalem to present Jesus at the Temple, then travelled home to Nazareth in Galilee. They returned to Jerusalem each year for the Passover…, but Bethlehem was out of the way and there is no suggestion that the family ever took Jesus there again. Matthew's Gospel, in its nativity account, says that Bethlehem, not Nazareth, was the hole town of Mary and Joseph. They continued to live there after the birth of Jesus until Jospeh was warned in a dream that Herod intended to have Jesus killed, upon which they fled to Egypt. After Herod's death they began the return journey but, before they reached Bethlehem, Herod was again warned in a dream and so they turned aside and travelled to a new home in Nazareth in Galilee instead. None of the gospels mentions Jesus going to Bethlehem during the time of his mission. (MORE)
The angel who announced this very important birth to the world was the angel Gabriel
A: The Gospel of Luke says that Mary, Joseph and Jesus went from Bethlehem to Jerusalem a few days after Jesus' birth to present him at the Temple, then returned to their home in Nazareth in Galilee. The family travelled to Jerusalem every year for the Passover, at least until Jesus was twelve year…s old, but had no reason to go to Bethlehem and is not reported as having done so. The Gospel of Matthew says that Mary, Joseph and Jesus fled from Bethlehem to Egypt for fear of King Herod, who wished to have Jesus killed. They remained in Egypt, probably for several years, until the death of Herod. They then began the return journey to their home in Bethlehem but, being warned in a dream, turned aside and travelled to Nazareth in Galilee instead. Once in Galilee, they would have feared to travel to Judea. In this account, the young family would certainly not have returned to Bethlehem. The gospels all seem to provide a full account of the later mission of Jesus, with no record of his ever returning to Bethlehem. (MORE)
The Bible doesn't actually say how many wise men (magi) there were. Many people think there were three because they brought three items with them. These three items were gold, frankincense and myrrh.
A: There are two nativity accounts, in Matthew and Luke respectively. These gospels were originally anonymous but were attributed to the apostles whose names they now bear later in the second century. Bear in mind that the scholarly consensus is that neither nativity account is historically tru…e. The authors of both nativity stories knew that Jewish expectations had been that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. As Jesus would be known as 'Jesus of Nazareth', the author of Luke's Gospel had Mary and Joseph living in Nazareth but required to travel to Bethlehem for a census, then return to Nazareth where he grew up. The author of Matthew's Gospel says that Bethlehem was the home town of Mary and Joseph and therefore describes how they travelled to Nazareth via Egypt after the birth of Jesus. A: Joseph was of the lineage of King David therefore had to go to Bethlehem (David's birth place ) to register. - Luke 2:4 Jesus was also born at Bethlehem to fulfill prophecy (Mic 5:2). This is how the scribes understood it (Mat 2:5, Mat 2:6). The common people also understood that Bethlehem would be the birth place of the Messiah Joh 7:42. The name of the place was significant. Bethlehem signifies the house of bread; a proper place for him to be born in who is the Bread of life, the Bread that came down from heaven. (MORE)
Jesus birth in the town of Bethlehem in Judea fulfilled the words of the prophet Micah you can see so in chapter 5 verse 2 of the bible
In the New Testament story, it was said that the shepherds were living out of doors at the time of Jesus' birth, so, the climate would have been mild enough for them to stay outside all night with their flocks. But this raises an interesting point. there are a number of historians who do not believe… Jesus was born in December; the fact that the shepherds were able to stay outside gives credence to the school of thought that believes he was born in the spring or summer. That said, the climate in the middle east tends to be warm, although it does cool down somewhat during the winter months. (MORE)
A: It is in Matthew's Gospel that Joseph and Mary were going to return to Bethlehem some time after the birth of Jesus. In Luke's Gospel, Joseph had no reason ever to go to Bethlehem again, and the gospel makes it plain that although the young family travelled from Nazareth to Jerusalem each year f…or the Passover, they never went to Bethlehem. Bethlehem, not Nazareth, was the home town of Joseph and Mary in Matthew's Gospel. They fled from Bethlehem to Egypt for fear of King Herod, who sought to have Jesus killed. After Herod had died, they began the return journey to their home in Bethlehem but, being warned in a dream, Joseph turned aside with his family and travelled to Galilee instead. There they settled in a city called Nazareth (Matthew 2:23). (MORE)
Bethlehem in Hebrew literally means "house of bread" which a reference to Virgo, the virgin.
A: The synoptic gospels are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Of these, only Matthew and Luke have stories about the birth of Jesus. Both stories agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in apparent fulfilment of Micah 5:1-2, but differ in almost all other respects.
Jesus declared himself as the Messiah and Prophet of God. He spoke out as an infant when people doubted about his birth as he was born to a Virgin Mary. This was his first miracle and so was the miracle of healing the blind and other miracles he performed in due course
A: Perhaps the best proof that Jesus is not the Jewish messiah is thatnone of the Old Testament scriptures ever refers to Jesus, eitherby name or in any way that unambiguously identifies him.Christians, from the gospel authors onwards, have sought to linkJesus with various passages in the Hebrew scr…iptures, but itrequires strong faith or willing acceptance to see the parallels.We will not find any Old Testament passages that assert positivelythat Jesus is not the messiah, simply because the Old Testament waswritten before Jesus was born; also the notion of a Jewish messiahis largely external to the Old Testament. Of course, if Jesus is the son of God, as Christians assert, thenit matters not whether he was the longed-for messiah. However, eventhis claim must be taken on faith, and faith alone. If you wish to read a Jewish rebuttal for the claim that Jesus isthe Messiah, please see the Related Questions linked to below. (MORE)
The Lord Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem near Jerusalem, notIraq. He was discovered with his parents Joseph and Mary. They hadwrapped him in swaddling clothes and lay him in a manger