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Yes, there was a mandatory census so they could be counted. They traveled a long way, too!

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Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be counted in a census so they could be taxed.


Joseph and Mary had traveled to Bethlehem because there was a cencis and everyy man had to go to the town to where he was born.


Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem , as it was told to go to their respective hometowns for the census.


In Luke's Gospel, Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to be counted in the census of Quirinius, although the Gospel does not mention the census again after they left Nazareth. Mary gave birth to Jesus in in a manger at Bethlehem, after which they were visited by shepherds and they then travelled to Jerusalem and back to Nazareth.In Matthew's Gospel, Mary and Joseph had a house, and Bethlehem seems to have been their home town. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, magi came to visit him. Mary and Joseph were warned not to go to Jerusalem, but to flee from Bethlehem to Egypt.


Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to register with the Roman Government. Unbeknown to anyone God planned that Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem so that a prophecy about the Messiah could be fulfilled, and that prophecy was that the coming Messiah would come out of Bethlehem. Jesus the Christ fulfilled that prophecy when He was born to Mary in Bethlehem.


AnswerIn Luke's Gospel, Joseph and Mary came from the city of Nazareth to go to Bethlehem.In Matthew's Gospel, Bethlehem seems to have already been the home town of Joseph and Mary. In this gospel, they came from nowhere, and only emigrated to Nazareth some years later, after their sojourn in Egypt.



They went from Galilee to Bethlehem because of the Roman census. Which meant that Joseph had to be in his home town along with his wife, Mary.


Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem because the Romans(KING HEROD) wanted to take a census.



Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to register because Joseph traced his lineage back to people from that city.



Egypt , to escape Herod Thanks so much


Mary and Joseph were obliged to go to Bethlehem for the census by the Roman authorities. In a sense you could also say God led them, since it was ordained that Christ would be born in Bethlehem.


No. They went because Casear ordered a CENSUS of all the people. A CENSUS is when the people are counted. Men had to take their wives and children, if they had them, to the city of their birth.


Matthew's Gospel indicates that Mary and Joseph were from Bethlehem in Judea. While returning from Egypt, they were warned in a dream to turn aside and go to Nazareth in Galilee, instead. Luke's Gospel says that Mary and Joseph were from Nazareth in Galilee. They travelled to Bethlehem for a census, then returned to Nazareth.


Mary&Joseph travelled on a donkey to Bethlehem because everyone had to go back to there home-town.


He had to go, because there was a census that every one had to go to the place of their birth. Joseph was born in Bethlehem.


But it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census should be made of all the habitable world.So Joseph had to go to his home city, Bethlehem to register.


In the bible story both Joseph and Mary went to Bethleham to register themselves according to the decree by emperror Augustus.


because there was a census that was being done and every man had to go to their own hometown.


about four days by donkey with steady daily travel.


In Luke's Gospel, Joseph and Mary went from Bethlehem to Jerusalem to dedicate Jesus at the temple, then to their home in Nazareth. They never returned to Bethlehem. In Matthew's Gospel, Joseph and Mary went from Bethlehem to Egypt and remained there until they got word of King Herod's death. They began the journey back to their home in Bethlehem but, being warned of danger from Archelaus, turned aside and travelled north to Galilee where they settled in a city called Nazareth.


A:In Luke's Gospel, Caesar Augustus called a census of the entire empire, and the governor of Syria, Publius SulpiciusQuirinius, ordered that everone go to the place of their ancestry to be counted. Joseph was therefore required to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. In Matthew's Gospel, Bethlehem was already the home town of Mary and Joseph. In this gospel, it was necessary to find a storyline that would eventually take Jesus from Bethlehem to Nazareth: the magi; the flight to Egypt; and when returning to their home in Bethlehem, the dream that caused Joseph to turn aside and travel to a city called Nazareth, in Galilee. This account involves King Herod, but no Roman official.


Joseph and Mary were betrothed to each other. Joseph had to go to Bethlehem to be registered because he was an ancestor of King David. Mary, who was with child went with him. Joseph was the step father of Jesus and God had ordained that Joseph and Mary raise Jesus after His birth. They became a family and Joseph was the father figure.



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