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Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be counted for a census.

So they went there by law.

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DID Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem to pay taxes?

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register. 4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. Taken from Luke2:1-4(NIV)


Why did Mary's father not go to Bethlehem for the census?

Good point. Luke's Gospel says that Joseph and Mary were only betrothed, which means that Joseph and Mary's fathers should almost certainly have been alive and young enough to pay whatever taxes Luke had in mind. In a close-knot family, they would surely have accompanied Joseph and Mary, along with their own wives and any siblings that Joseph and Mary had. Yet Luke makes it clear that Joseph and Mary were alone. If Luke's story already had problems with plausibility, this just adds to them.


Why did Joseph and Mary leave Nazareth?

They left to go to Bethlehem because at that time everyone had to go to the place of their birth or where their family was from to pay their taxes or something, I think. And since Joseph's family was from Bethlehem he had to go there to pay his taxes. Then he stayed in Bethlehem for a while until Mary had Jesus and Joseph had a dream where an angel appeared to him and told him to go to Egypt because king Herod was after Jesus because the wise men told king herod they were going to see Jesus who was a newborn king and so then he was scared that Jesus was going to steal his king power do he started killing all newborn Hebrew babies. This is why Joseph and Mary couldn't stay in Israel (the country that Nazareth and Bethlehem are in) and they had to stay in Egypt for a while until king Herod stopped killing all the Hebrew babies because he thought he had killed Jesus.


Where and how was Christmas originated?

Mary was a young woman who was engaged to be married to a man called Joseph. The Gospel of Luke says that an angel came to Mary to tell her that she would give birth to a Son and she should call him Jesus and that he would save people from their sins.Mary said "How can this happen? I am a virgin!" The angel said "With God, anything can happen!"When Joseph found out that Mary was pregnant, he thought about what he should do. If he married her, he would be unclean. He decided to privately break the engagement. But then he had a dream. An angel told him that the baby was the Son of God.At this time, the Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, made a law that everyone in the Roman Empire must pay tax. Everyone had to go back to the town that their family came from, to have their name put on the tax lists. Joseph came from Bethlehem, which was called The City of David. Joseph took Mary to Bethlehem and she gave birth to the baby, Jesus, in an animal shed, because there was no room for them.


Who is Mary and Joseph?

AnswerJoseph and Mary were Jewish people who lived in Israel. Joseph earned a living via carpentry. Modern day biblical scholars agree that Mary was from the Jewish tribe of Levi and Joseph was from the Jewish Tribe of Judah. When Mary reached puberty, she became engaged to Joseph, a good man. Joseph safeguarded her until she became pregnant. Christians believe that this child was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Even though, at first Joseph strongly doubted Mary, he was told via a dream (by an Angel) that Mary was telling the truth.During that time, Augustus Caesar decreed that all people be registered in their cities of ancestry. Joseph went to Bethlehem, his ancestral city and took Mary with him. At that time Mary felt it was time for the Holy Child to be delivered and she gave birth to her first born child. He was named Jesus.After Christ's birth, he was circumcised and was first paid homage to by shepherds in nearby fields. He was presented to the Lord in the Temple and in the temple, an official named Simeon prophesied about Jesus and warned Mary that she too shall share in the sufferings of Christ.Some time later Magi (wise students of the stars) came too from the East to pay homage to him. Herod, the Jewish king, made plans to kill Jesus of whom he had been informed by the Magi. An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and ordered him to take Mary and the child to Egypt where they stayed until the Lord again commanded them via an angel to return to Nazareth.While in Nazareth, Mary and Joseph continued to nurture Jesus along with his younger brothers and sisters who had also been born by now.By the time of Christ's ministry, Joseph was already dead. Jesus left home, though he did keep contact with His mother. As an example, Mary met Jesus when he came to preach in His hometown. Finally, they met again when Christ was crucified.From the Cross, Jesus, as the oldest son, had the responsibility of care for his mother as a widow. This care he passed on to John, his closest disciple, who, from that moment, took her into his home until her death.


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Why did Mary and Joseph have to pay taxes at Bethlehem?

Luke's Gospel says that there was to be a census of the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Emperor Augustus. This occurred when Quirinius was Governor of Syria, and Joseph was required to go to the home town of his ancestors to be counted. This raises quite a number of puzzling issues for scholars:Quirinius only became governor of Syria in 6 CE, more than ten years after the death of King Herod. The first-century Jewish scholar, Josephus, confirms that the first Roman census in the near East was undertaken by Quirinius, no earlier than 6 CE.Historians can find no evidence that there was ever a census of the entire empire during the reign of Augustus.King Herod had nominal autonomy, ruling over both Galilee and Judea, which included Bethlehem. He raised his own taxes and therefore his territory would not have been included in any Roman census, especially a census for the purpose of assessing taxes.Even if there had been such a census, Joseph would have been taxed in Galilee, so there would have been no reason for him to go to Bethlehem.Matthew's Gospel says nothing of a census, and even talks of Bethlehem as the home town of Mary and Joseph. In this Gospel, they did not travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem at all.There seems to be no logical reason for Joseph and Mary to be counted or taxed in Bethlehem. Raymond E. Brown (An Introduction to the New Testament) says 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. Neverthless, this census is given by Luke as the reason for Jesus not being born in Nazareth.


What is Mary's prayer at the visitation?

At the visitation, Mary promptly responded to the angel's word and travelled through the hill country of Judea to be of service to her cousin Elizabeth for three months. When Mary arrived, Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, greeted her as the mother of the Lord. Mary responded to Elizabeth's greeting with her prayer, the Magnificat (Luke 1.46-55). Her prayer praises the Lord's majesty, celebrates His mercy to the humble and poor of heart, and rejoices in the mission He has chosen for her, as the Mother of God. The birth of Jesus was preceded with a pilgrimage, when Mary traveled with Joseph to Bethlehem. At the moment of His birth, heaven joined earth in praising God, as the angels announced the good news to the shepherds. The shepherds went promptly to pay tribute to the newborn Son. As they announced to Mary what they had seen, Mary "kept all these things, pondering them in her heart." (Luke 2.19)


What do christians believe about Jesus birth?

Christians believe that mary and joseph went to bethlehem (josephs home town ) to pay the taxes while mary was heavily pregnant (when she first concieved - without having sex - an angel told her to call the baby jesus ) anyway they get to bethlehem and mary is about to have her kid and they need a place to stay and for mary to have her kid but all the inns (motels ) are full so they downgrade and stay in a stable . Mary gives birth to jesus and names him jesus as directed by the angel . A really bright star shines over bethlehem once mary has given birth . Some more angels go and see shepherds in some fields and tell them that a saviour (jesus ) has been born and that the shepherds should follow the really bright star if they want to see baby jesus . So they do . Then several kings (three wise men ) travel from nearby countries carring gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh that they give to baby jesus . And thats te main bits and yeah then he goes and becomes a grown up and then dies because humans screwed up bigtime and he never screwed up (sinned ) so he died so that humans could go to heaven . And then he rose from the dead three days after he died and heaps of people saw him and then he rose up to heaven .


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Sometime you use "him and I."but in some cases you need "him and I" together as in "I will pay him money," as you can't use "i will pay he money" It's either "he and I" or "him and me" or in some cases "He and me" like "he gave the book to me." In a place where you would say just "he" use "he and I." For example, you would say "He went to the store" and not "Him went to the store." So you would use "He and I went to the store." as the sentence needs the pair of he and I. In a place where you would just say "him" use "him and me." For example, you would say "Mary gave a present to him" and not "Mary gave a present to he." So you would say "Mary gave a present to him and me." as in the above case.


Did God pay child support to Mary?

This question smacks of an insinuation and can be viewed as disrespectful and is thus closed to further changes. God's Providence is the support He gives to all His creatures, which is far in excess to any monetary contribution that can be fathomed. Jesus Christ had a foster father in Joseph, the husband of Mary. Joseph was the guardian and provider of the Holy Family.


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