Mary and Joseph Overlooking Bethlehem

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) (5) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. (Luke 2: 4-5)

Mary and Joseph Overlooking Bethlehem
Mary and Joseph Overlooking Bethlehem

This illustration of Mary and Joseph is one of the rough-drafts from the development of a picture in the BibleRhymes’ Christmas Story children’s book. Enjoy the online book for kids!

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Mary and Joseph

The parents of Jesus traveled to Bethlehem to pay taxes while Mary was pregnant.

Bethlehem, in Judea, was the city of David.

And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. (1 Samuel 16: 1)

Jesse, and his son David, can be found in the BibleRhymes story of “David and Goliath.”

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