The Vibe of Bethlehem

Destined forever to carry with it a Christmas Carol vibe, Bethlehem makes its Bible entrée early. King David starts out as a shepherd here and is crowned King of Israel in the town, and Ruth works as a farm labourer and finds love here. The vibe keeps a low profile until the point in history when BC is about to become AD when a Roman Governor, Quirinius decides to take a census. As everyone needs to be in their home town to register, Joseph takes his heavily pregnant wife, Mary, to
Bethlehem. By the time Jesus is born in a Bethlehem stable, a star is hovering over the town and Bethlehem becomes the centre of the Earth with shepherds, wise men from the East and furious King Herod all beating a path to the stable door. It’s a hectic vibe but once the Holy Family have fled to the safety of Egypt, Bethlehem puts its feet up and takes it easy for the rest of the Bible.

General vibe of Bethlehem: Jesus born here.

Factvibe: Chinese and Korean stargazers saw a comet in the skies around 5BC which stayed in the same place for 70 days, a very similar vibe to the Star of Bethlehem.
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