Reformed Theology Wife got an email about Migdal Eder and the theorized birthplace of Jesus  Calvinism

Wife got an email about Migdal Eder and the theorized birthplace of Jesus

Reformed Theology Wife got an email about Migdal Eder and the theorized birthplace of Jesus  Calvinism
Wife got an email about Migdal Eder and the theorized birthplace of Jesus

Has anyone heard of this theory and/or have any other resources with more information? Here is the text below:

When you picture the birth of Jesus Christ what comes to mind? A manger, with Mary and Joseph looking at Jesus? Or maybe you imagine barnyard animals looking at the newborn baby? The Bible gives us some details concerning the birth of Jesus but many things that we do not know, such as the location of the birth of Jesus. Let’s explore a possible location for the birth of Christ that I think you will find very interesting.

In my recent research I have identified Migdal Eder as a possible place of Jesus’ birth. Migdal Edar is located about two miles south of Jerusalem on the road to Bethlehem. The Bible clearly states that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but Bethlehem at the time of Jesus was larger and more spread out than modern day Bethlehem. Today, only six miles separates Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Migdal Eder means “tower of the flock”. You might ask, “What flock?” The answer is the flock that produced the lambs for sacrifice in the Temple at Jerusalem. In light of Jewish Law, under which Jesus was born (Galatians 4:4-5), this place would have been considered a “clean” location in which to give birth to the Messiah.

It is also interesting to note that the angel told the shepherds of Bethlehem and there they would find the Messiah. The shepherds did not need to ask where in Bethlehem they would find the Child, for they knew about Migdal Eder (Luke 2:11). The “sign” given by the angels, was that He would be laying in a manger and dressed in swaddling cloths (Luke 2:12).

During this time of year we often ponder the events surrounding the coming of our Savior. Migdal Eder was dedicated to producing perfect lambs for the Temple sacrifices. It is our reminder that Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, came to be the final sacrifice for our sins.

May the Lord bless you as you study His first coming and look forward to His second coming!

Has anyone heard of this theory and/or have any other resources with more information? Here is the text below:When you picture the birth of Jesus Christ what comes to mind? A manger, with Mary and Joseph looking at Jesus? Or maybe you imagine barnyard animals looking at the newborn baby? The Bible gives us some details concerning the birth of Jesus but many things that we do not know, such as the location of the birth of Jesus. Let’s explore a possible location for the birth of Christ that I think you will find very interesting.In my recent research I have identified Migdal Eder as a possible place of Jesus’ birth. Migdal Edar is located about two miles south of Jerusalem on the road to Bethlehem. The Bible clearly states that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but Bethlehem at the time of Jesus was larger and more spread out than modern day Bethlehem. Today, only six miles separates Jerusalem and Bethlehem.Migdal Eder means “tower of the flock”. You might ask, “What flock?” The answer is the flock that produced the lambs for sacrifice in the Temple at Jerusalem. In light of Jewish Law, under which Jesus was born (Galatians 4:4-5), this place would have been considered a “clean” location in which to give birth to the Messiah.It is also interesting to note that the angel told the shepherds of Bethlehem and there they would find the Messiah. The shepherds did not need to ask where in Bethlehem they would find the Child, for they knew about Migdal Eder (Luke 2:11). The “sign” given by the angels, was that He would be laying in a manger and dressed in swaddling cloths (Luke 2:12).During this time of year we often ponder the events surrounding the coming of our Savior. Migdal Eder was dedicated to producing perfect lambs for the Temple sacrifices. It is our reminder that Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, came to be the final sacrifice for our sins.May the Lord bless you as you study His first coming and look forward to His second coming!
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