RE: [asa] Gospel in the Stars WAS Star of Bethlehem presentation?

From: Dehler, Bernie <>
Date: Tue Nov 24 2009 - 16:26:46 EST

It does seem suspicious, I think, that such a traumatic experience (Herod's killing the children) wasn't recorded in Luke, and Luke gives details about the birth of Christ. Likewise, Matthew mentions nothing of the census as Luke records. They each have their own answer to "If Jesus is the Messiah, how come he's not from Bethlehem, as prophesied?" His parents traveled to Bethlehem for the birth, that's why. Why did his parents have to go there? Luke and Matthew give different reasons.
Seen in this way, a person who combines the two stories is actually writing a new third story... a new gospel account.
From: Ted Davis []
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:20 AM
To: AmericanScientificAffiliation; Dehler, Bernie
Subject: RE: [asa] Gospel in the Stars WAS Star of Bethlehem presentation?

I don't agree that Matthew made up the story of the slaughter of the innocents. Herod was a very nasty boy; I wouldn't put something like that past him, not at all.


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