3. Jesus's Childhood Journeys Reconstructed 1st century house In Nazareth an angel tells Mary she will become pregnant by the Holy Spirit Mary & Joesph Joseph travels south with Mary to his home town of Bethlehem ... Roman gateway ... a journey Luke links to the Roman Census conducted by Syrian governor Quirinius Star of Bethlehem Jesus is born in King David's birthplace Bethlehem in 5 or 6 BC Shepherd's fields at Beit Sahur Angels announce the good news to shepherds in fields near Beit Sahur Colonnades on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Jesus is taken by his parents to the Temple in Jerusalem some days later Mosaic of Mary & Jesus His family stay in Bethlehem for around 2 years until visited by a group of Magi Map of Jesus's childhood journeys To escape King Herod's persecution, the family escapes to Egypt Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth After Herod dies they return home to Nazareth, near the larger town of Sepphoris The Temple Mount, JerusalemAt his Bar Mitzvah, Jesus & his family make the Passover journey to Jerusalem Bible study Click here for Group Study Outlines & Sermon Notes Shepherds worship Jesus Click here to start following Jesus's Childhood Journeys verse by verse Printer Printable Version
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