Which Canaanite Pagan God City was Jesus Born in?

Jero Jones


Which Canaanite Pagan God City was Jesus Born in?

Which Canaanite Pagan City was Jesus Born in? Christians would be alarmed at that remark, and curse, spit and shout profanities at the instigator of that comment. Yet, it is true if we are to believe Christian sources. What is it about telling the historical truth, that riles Christians, as truth should be paramount to all followers of the man Jesus. However, history tell a different story, of how in early time Christians performed all sorts of illegal act to authenticate its religion. There is no need to go into all fakery and forgery, that was committed to vouch for a man, the early church change into a god.  

The claim that Jesus was the messianic son of man was, however, open to other interpretations, one of which was provided by the Jewish-Christians, or the Ebionites. They acknowledge neither a divine sonship nor a virgin birth. [Hans-Joachim Schoeps (1964), Jewish-Christianity, p. 8, Fortress Press, Philadelphia.] The Ebionites also called the poor in the New Testament were later condemned as heretics by the Catholic Church.

In Luke 2:1-7, Joseph, and Mary’s trip to Bethlehem is undertaken to satisfy an imperial command that all individuals return to their ancestral towns “that all the world should be taxed.” Since Mary was pregnant with Jesus at the time the command had to be carried out, this explains why Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem and not in the town where his parents lived. What lies these Christians tell, to authenticate, Bethlehem as the place of birth of Jesus. To uphold the Messiahship of Jesus. John 7:42 (We can also see Christianity trying to up-hold the supposed messiahship of Jesus in Matthew and Luke’s genealogies.) This mythical story about Joseph having to pay his Roman taxes in his so-called ancestral home has been exposed by historians. Such as scholar Gier, who wrote: There is no record of Caesar Augustus’ decree that “all the world should be enrolled” (Lk. 2:1). The Romans kept extremely detailed records of such events. Not only is Luke’s census not in these records, it goes against all that we know of Roman economic history… It has long been known that Tertullian held that S. Sentius Saturninus, not Quirinius, was governor at the time of Jesus’ birth. Saturninus ruled from 9-6 B.C.E., the period most likely to be Jesus’ birth time. P. Quintilius Varus was governor during the next most likely period of 6-4 B.C.E. M. Titius was in Syria ca. 10 BCE. Quirinius himself was very much occupied during this time, having been assigned to the campaign in Cilicia in Asia Minor from ca. 11-3 BCE. [N. F. Gier, God, Reason, and the Evangelicals: Case Against Evangelical Rationalism, (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1987), pp. 145-49]

However, there are those scholars querying, Bethlehem? The name Bethlehem original comes from the Pagan Canaanite God Lehem. Beth or Beit means house/temple. So, Beit Lehem became Bethlehem.

We are led to believe by Christian text that the old man Joseph the Carpenter, aged 80 plus, walked to Bethlehem, Judah, with his 13-year-old pregnant wife to pay his taxes (see above). Bethlehem, is some 130 km southwest of Nazareth, as the crow flies, one could double the distance walking. If one is to circumnavigate the mounting ranges in the centre of Israel, which at the time it was full of robbers.

Now 10 km northwest of Nazareth is an ancient village, named Bethlehem, to stop the confusion with the Bethlehem Judah, it is called Bethlehem in Galilee. Bethlehem of Galilee: Due to its proximity to Nazareth, some historians believe that this is the Bethlehem where Jesus was born. In the Jerusalem Talmud it is referred to as Beth Lehem Zoria, as it was part of the kingdom of Tyre at the time. Until the late 19th century, ruins of a church and a synagogue could be seen there, and archaeological findings “from the early Roman period” show that it was a prosperous city. So, the biblical Bethlehem of Zebulon is “identified by archaeologists with today’s Bethlehem of Galilee.” https://www.nds-novitiate.org/bethlehem-of-judah-bethlehem-of-galilee/ 

Also see (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_of_Galilee.) This Bethlehem of Galilee lies within the borders of Tyre.  See Mark 7:24?

About 100 miles (ca. 161 km) north of where the pilgrims gathered, shepherds still guide their flocks through green unspoiled hills, and little give notice to the tucked-away village with the odd sounding name: Bethlehem of the Galilee. But archaeologists who have excavated say there is ample evidence that this Bethlehem is the Bethlehem of Christ’s birth. 

The Israel Antiquities Authority says archaeologists have found the oldest artefact that bears the inscription of Bethlehem, a 2,700-year-old clay seal with the name of Jesus’ traditional birthplace. Emperor Justinian (527–565) built a fortification wall around Bethlehem in Galilee to protect the Holly site. Parts of walls that circled the village are evident today. Israeli archaeologists say that Bethlehem in Galilee during the 1st-century was inhabited. Whereas Bethlehem in Judah was not in 1st-century CE.  

It was after the reign of Justinian that the church replaced Bethlehem in Galilee with Bethlehem of the tribe of Judah. More evidence of Bethlehem in Galilee being the birthplace of Jesus is from Jewish and Christian biblical sources. See Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges Judges 12:8 and see Joshua 19:15. Would it not be more feasible for a heavily pregnant woman to ride a donkey the 10 km from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Galilee, rather than the 150+ miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem in Judah?

There is no shame in admitting one is wrong. What is better, to live knowing the truth, or die knowing you lived a lie? What do you say?


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