Are your history expertise strong enough to remember 5 B.C.?
According to The Bible, the year 5 B.C. is an extremely important year in history. The story begins by explaining how Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem because of an order from the Roman emperor. It stated that there needed to be a census or record, of all the people in their hometown. After traveling pregnant on a donkey for several days, Mary and Joseph eventually arrived to Bethlehem. Unfortunately, upon their arrival, they were told that there were no places to stay because all the inns were full! Seeing that Mary was due at any moment, an owner of an inn told Joseph that they could stay in his stable. While animals slept around them, Mary and Joseph had to settled down on some hay. To add to the story, when the baby was born, the only place for the baby to rest was most likely in the animals' trough.
During this time, an angel appeared to shepherds who were watching their flocks in the fields near Bethlehem. The angel told them the good news of the birth of the Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ. When the angel told the shepherds that they would find the baby sleeping in the manger, they immediately set off in the direction of the child.
Not only is this story well known, it is the reason for the Christmas season! One of the big details about this story revolves around WHEN it took place in history!
Now it's your turn to test your biblical knowledge! Let's see if you can recognize specific stories from 5 B.C.'s history!