One of the lesser known characters in the Biblical account of the Nativity is depicted in this post by atimetoshare.me by Kathy Boecher, written 12/6/14 as part of a series on those involved in the birth of our Lord.
The innkeeper is never mentioned in the Bible, but we can assume there was one since Luke says there was no room at the inn. If this were a theatrical production, we’d call on a minor character to add some dramatic license at this point.
Joseph and Mary were ordered to return to the city of their lineage to be counted in the first census. The little town of their ancestor David, was almost a hundred miles from Nazareth and it meant traveling through rocky terrain – the possibility of being attacked by Samaritans – and the pregnant Mary was going to have her baby any minute.
Their means of transportation was…
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