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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.
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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.


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.


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



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.


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.


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.


We do not know what was in Joseph or Mary's mind that led them to Bethlehem before Jesus was born. perhaps there was a compelling reason for them to go there at that particular time. We do know that God played a very large part in why they went to Bethlehem because it had been prophesied before hand that the Messiah would come out of Bethlehem and that prophecy had to be fulfilled (See Micah 5:2). All we know is that in the mind of Joseph and Mary was that they had to go to Bethlehem at that particular time. We have seen in Scripture more than once that God has directed persons to do certain things and unbeknown to them they were fulfilling a purpose for God.


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.


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.


They continued to reside in Nazareth until they had to make a trip to Bethlehem for a census. Mary gave birth to Jesus while they were there.


The Roman Emperor Ceasar Augustsus. Luke 2:1



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