6 Things People Get Wrong About the Bible's Christmas Story | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


6 Things People Get Wrong About the Bible's Christmas Story

The worst role in any children's Christmas play is the innkeeper who gets to lecture the holy couple about how there's "no room for them in the inn." That's the role jerky little kids get to prepare them for a lifetime of managerial positions. Long story short, the holy family ends up in the stable. But wait -- the entire reason they made the trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem was because it was Joseph's hometown. You'd think there'd be at least one family member with a futon they could crash on or something, right? So why did they even need an inn to begin with? The simple answer is that, in the Bible, there is no innkeeper -- and probably no inn. That's because inns were only found on major roads, and Bethlehem was the equivalent of a truck stop outside of a rural town in Wyoming.

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And number 7: The Christmas story has the shepherds out tending their flocks at night (in order to see the star and hear the angels). But the only time Shepherds need to tend their flocks by night is when the lambs are being born, both to deal with difficult deliveries and protect the new lambs from predators. Lambs are not born in the middle of winter but in the Spring, late February to mid-April.

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