The Annunciation To Joseph
December 9, 2021
In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. Matthew 1:18-25
As we previously discussed in chapter one, Joseph and Mary are returning to Joseph's place of birth, Bethlehem, for the census called by the Emperor. They are on a five-day journey, and it is hot, and there are not many places for rest. Along the way, they would seek to find a Jewish family who was supposed to show them hospitality according...