Luke 2: 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (KJV)
Why include Caesar Augustus? Why did God pick that as the fullness of time?
I remember a lyric from the song Superstar, from the movie Jesus Christ: Superstar
“Now why’d you choose such a backward time and such a strange land? If you’d come today, you could have reached a whole nation Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication.”
The song—that lyric—struck me as really reasonable.
Back then, when I first heard that song, I asked my dad, who loved his Bible and read it faithfully all his life, why then?
Why did God pick then and there?
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