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Message of the Day: Jesus, the Great Shepherd, Born in A Manger in the Home Town of David, the Shepherd-King!

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son. And wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6-7, NKJV)

The word “inn” may mean a public lodging place or the guest room in a private home. It appears here to have been the latter. It was the home of their forefather David. The 100 mile journey from Nazareth, by foot or on a donkey, must have been long and hard for a woman about to give birth.

Image courtesy of Olive Tree Bible Software, 1998-2019

Swaddling cloths” are strips of cloths wrapped tightly around a newly born infant, as customarily done at the time, while a “manger” is a feeding trough of the animals. This is the only indication that Jesus was born in a manger. Very early tradition suggests he was born in a cave used as a stable. The shepherds fit the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the home town of David the shepherd-king (Luke 2:8).

We see here the connection between Jesus, our Great Shepherd and his forefather David, the shepherd-king!


Halley’s Bible Handbook. ePub Format. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2000.

MySword for Android. Riversoft Ministry, 2011-2019.

Olive Tree Bible Software.

Zondervan NASB Study Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1999.

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