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Why did Mary and Joesph go to Bethlehem?


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Answered 2009-12-17 03:47:15

Caesar Agustus issued an order for everyone to go to their hometown and be taxed. It was also part of a census.

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Egypt , to escape Herod Thanks so much


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


She traveled there with her husband Joseph, whose family was from Bethlehem.


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.


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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.


Joesph Tyler Phillips goes by TJ.


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