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Why were Joseph and Mary at Bethlehem?

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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.

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

To pay no one. Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be counted for a census. So they went there by law.

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

No Joseph walked because Mary was pregnant.

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.

Bethlehem. Egypt. Jerusalem

In a stable , in Bethlehem. Mary and Joseph had traveled there to comply with a census .

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

Mary rode on a donkey, and I assume, Joseph walked at the side.

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.

Joseph went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, to Bethlehem(Luke 2:4)

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.

Joseph and Mary were both of the family of David and were in Bethlehem to be counted in a census.

Yes. Matthew says that Bethlehem was the home town of Mary and Joseph, and that Jesus was born there. Luke also says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but in this story, Nazareth is the home town of Mary and Joseph.

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

Mary and Joseph journeyed to Bethlehem from Nazareth (in the north - in the region of Galilee) when Mary was pregnant. Jesus was then born in Bethlehem. The family settled there for two years or more and then returned to nazareth where Jesus grew up. The only other record we have of his childhood was when Mary and Joseph took him on a visit to Jerusalem (NOT Bethlehem) when he was 12 years old.

In Bethlehem, Egypt, & finally in Nazareth.

Taxed or registered, as was required by the authorities.

it took at least seven days to get from nazereth to bethlehem.

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

The only person we are told about who went with Mary to Bethlehem was Joseph, her betrothed husband.

From Bethlehem Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt.

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