Population of Bethlehem at the time of Ruth?
About 1,000 (more or less) at the time.
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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 pa…y the taxes that were a tribute to Rome.. Quite the quiet place . It was a small place with only a handful of permanent residents, 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.
Israel is (Greenwich Mean Time) GMT +2 hours, ie. 2 hours ahead of Greenwich, England.
The exact date is unknown as there is no historically-verifiable internal evidence to verify it, but an estimate can be made. Ruth was David's great-grandmother:- . Rth 4:13… So Boaz took Ruth home as his wife. The LORD blessed her, and she became pregnant and had a son. Rth 4:14 The women said to Naomi, "Praise the LORD! He has given you a grandson today to take care of you. May the boy become famous in Israel! Rth 4:15 Your daughter-in-law [Ruth] loves you, and has done more for you than seven sons. And now she has given you a grandson, who will bring new life to you and give you security in your old age." Rth 4:16 Naomi took the child, held him close, and took care of him. Rth 4:17 The women of the neighborhood named the boy Obed. They told everyone, "A son has been born to Naomi!" Obed became the father of Jesse, who was the father of David . Rth 4:18 This is the family line from Perez to David: Perez, Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse, David . [GNB] . It is generally accepted by secular historians that David became king about 1010BC, and the Bible says he was 30 at the time:- . 2Sa 5:4 David was thirty years old when he became king , and he ruled for forty years. [GNB] . This means David was born in 1040BC. We know David's father was Jesse, and his grandfather was Obed, who was probably born about a year after Ruth married Boaz. This means there were two full generations between the births of both David and Obed, so this brings up the question of how long a generation is. The answer is variable, but if it is taken as 25 years, then this means Obed was born in 1090BC. Because Bethlehem and Moab (where Ruth came from) are on either side of the Dead sea, the length of Ruth's journey from Moab would have been short and can thus be ignored. Adding a few years to account for generational-length variability would therefore make it about 1100BC when Ruth and Naomi moved from Moab to go to Bethlehem.
The population of Bethlehem was very crowded as Joseph found no place in any inn. Answer: That's what Augustus Caesar wanted to know: "About this time Caesar Augustus …, the Roman Emperor, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the nation ... Everyone was required to return to his ancestral home for his registration. And because Joseph was a member of the royal line, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, King David's ancient home -- journeying from the Galilean village of Nazareth. He took with him Mary, his fianc'eae, who was obviously pregnant by this time." (Luke 2:1-5 LVB Living Bible) The Bible doesn't disclose the result of Caesar's census, however ... but the crowded conditions in Bethlehem [and many other towns throughout Judaea] was the result of Caesar taking advantage of the Jew's observance of the Holy Day " Feast of Tabernacles " [the true and actual time of Jesus' birth; as revealed through the study of the timing of John the Baptist's birth; when Mary became pregnant during the sixth month of Elisabeth's pregnancy - verse 36 - see Luke chapter 1: which would have placed Jesus' conception, and Elisabeth's sixth month, around our month of December]. Rather than risking a rebellion among the Jews by ordering such an inconvenient mass migration for the sake of the census... Caesar knew that many of the Jews would have been heading, usually, toward Jerusalem for these seven days, anyway. Having them merely go to their ancestral homes instead of Jerusalem would have been a minor inconvenience upon them. In the observance of this annual feast, the people of God dwelt in some form of "temporary quarters" [tents or inns, as Joseph tried to do... but the inn and the town was filled beyond capacity]. Many Jews resided on their rooftops [a practice still used in Jerusalem by many, even today] for this seven-day period, as the instructions for the observance of the feast command. "This seven-day annual feast is a law from generation to generation. During those seven days, all of you who are native Israelites are to live in these shelters." (Lev.23:41-42 LVB ) However, the result of Caesar's census wasn't pertinent to God's inspired account... and the Bible doesn't disclose the number of the population of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth.
As of July 2014, the population of Bethlehem, PA is an estimated75,103. The city is located in the counties of Lehigh andNorthampton.
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.
In the bible the king who was ruling Bethleham was king Herod.
The actual time may vary according to the traffic and weather. Theapproximate driving time between these two places is 15 minutes.
Bethlehem was a small city at the time of Jesus,so the population to was small.
About 30-60 miles, depending on the route taken. As the terrain is rugged and steep, the trip is estimated to take 7-10 days on foot.
In Old Testament
Around the time of Passover in the first month, called Nisen
74,982 is the population of Bethlehem
In Old Testament
no one knows for sure
In Old Testament
A: The Book of Ruth is identified as a work of fiction set some timein the latter part of the period of the Judges, but at least twogenerations before the time of Samuel. Nev…ertheless, Carol Meyers(Kinship and Kingship: The Early Monarchy, published in The OxfordHistory of the Biblical World) says the Book of Ruth seems toprovide evidence about the premonarchic period. Ruth 4:1 mentionsthe city "gate", which would mean there was a wall. As the Book ofRuth was written long after the period of the Judges, thisreference should be treated with caution. Answer: Tradition states that the Book of Ruth is an accurate historical,prophetic narrative written by the prophet Samuel 2900 years ago.Most cities were walled at the time.
Yes it is.