The Magnificent King and the Poor Carpenter’s Stepson

Beautiful contrast between the great Herod and the humble Savior by Dwight Pryor:

The Center for Judaic-Christian Studies

The Humble Bethlehem

Author: Dwight A. Pryor


. . .NEARBY HERODIUM LAY A SMALL JEWISH VILLAGE named Beit Lechem (House of Bread in Hebrew). Only three miles away in distance, Bethlehem was a world removed from Herod’s opulence and grandeur. Populated by the lowest strata of Roman society, shepherds, and other common folks, no more than 200-300 people likely lived in the lowly rural community at the time. . .  

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