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Old 11-17-2012, 07:16   #243
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Originally Posted by Animal Mother View Post
Yes, it is.
Why did Joseph travel to Bethlehem with his betrothed Mary, who was pregnant at the time? Perhaps Luke 2:4-5 can give us some insight: "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."

Joseph was going to Bethlehem to be taxed, a tax which was first made when Quirinius was governor of Syria, and was accompanied by his espoused wife who was great with child.

What possible conclusion fits the narrative other than that it was taking place while Quirinius was governor?
You failure and or inability to to read and comprehend makes the fact you were able to get through your first year, much less complete several years of college absolutely amazing to me.

There is no contradiction, and all I can do at this point is strongly suggest that you learn how to read and comprehend above beyond your emotional involved stubbornness. If you'll simply read it as written it is easily understood, but you are literally creating a baseless contradiction out of emotionalism rather than the text itself.

This will make it simple for you ( I hope...)

If the text read, " 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] Jesus was born when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)...," then you would have a foundation for your argument, but you are without anything to rationally support you position at this point.

But it doesn't say or imply any such thing, it merely states, "([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)"
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