Birth in Bethlehem


Micah 5:2 NASB
The Messiah’s Birth Prophesied to be in Bethlehem
2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.
Luke 2:1-7 NASB
Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem
1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
John 6:48,58 NASB
Jesus: The Bread of Life
48 I am the bread of life. …

58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate{manna} and died; he who eats this bread will live forever

The prophesied Messiah
Jesus born in Bethlehem = The House of Bread
From the House of David in the City of David
Laid in a manger = a feeding trough
Jesus the Bread of Life
To be consumed/eaten for Eternal Life!

Word Study
From NetBible Lk 2:4

  • Bethlehem[965] = “house of bread”

From NetBible Lk 2:7

  • manger[5336] = a crib
    *from from pateomai (to eat); a crib (for fodder):-manager, stall.

From NetBible Jn 6:58

  • eat[5176] = to consume/chew as animals feeding





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