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A Historical Paradox About The Birth Of Jesus

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A life and teachings of Jesus is the core of the New Testament. However, there is a historical paradox about the birth of Jesus. To begin with, it is said that Joseph and Maria, before giving a birth to the Jesus, returned to Bethlehem for the population investigation. However, there is no such record of census in history, and even if there was, there was no need for Joseph to return to his hometown because ancient population investigation required only basic information of the people. Also, in the ‘Gospel of Luke’, it is said that Jesus was born when the governor Quirinius took a census in AD 6. On the other hand, in the ‘Gospel of Matthew’, Jesus came to Maria during king Herod’s reign. However, the king Herod was dead by BC 4. According
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