Why exactly there?

I just got a book recently and I found and interesting question on those pages. The Bible is mentioning as birth place of Jesus Bethlehem, a small city in West Bank belonging nowadays to the Palestinian Authorities.

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2 King James' Bible)

Why exactly on that city south from Jerusalem the Saviour was born? It could have been some other bigger cities like Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, etc? Why exactly that small city? Does it have any importance? It could have been somewhere else either, don't you think?


Post a Comment