No Room in the Inn
Last updated 12/21/2016 at Noon
The first pages of the New Testament provide a compelling narrative of the earliest episodes in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Matthew’s gospel paints a vivid picture of the perils of life in first century Palestine. It was not an easy time.
A brutal and anxious king who called himself “Herod the Great” struggled to hang on to his power. Deceit, patricide, collusion with foreign powers and a penchant for building projects were all marks of his reign. Surrounded by yes-men, Herod ruled by blunt and bombastic force.
The people were restless. Not only were the politics a mess, the reli...