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Luke 2

Luke 21And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

In verse one the word taxed is the Greek word apographó. It does not mean taxed it means enrolled they were doing a census. 

It reads that way in most of the modern versions.


(ESV) Luke 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered

The same holds true in verse 2 where it reads tax
One thing to remember that people at that time in Israel as well as rest of the Middle East were tribal in nature. In fact that is still true today in much of the Middle East. They may move around a bit but for an enrollment that meant that Joseph would want to be enrolled in his ancestral home not Nazareth. As I have shown you in the last sharing Joseph was of the lineage of David.

4And Joseph also went up from…

Luke 1

Let us start in Luke chapter 1.
Luke 1 1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
This is an introduction by Luke about why he decided to write the gospel of Luke. This of course still does not change the truth that holymenofGod spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost” that it came not by the will of man “but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.” And all scripture is “God breathed or came by inspiration of God”.

In verse 3 the words having had perfect are the Greek word akribōs and means exactly, accurately, diligently. it is used in Matthew 2:8 And he…

Mathew 2

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Mathew 2

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,


The word translated as when in verse 1 is a mistranslated it should read after. Most of the other translations read just that way you can check that out on any good bible translations site. Bible Hub, Blueletter, biblegateway, bible.com


Notice it says nothing about Kings. There is no evidence that they were kings. The word used for wise men is magos. It is the plural form of magi. Magi in the Persian Empire were wise men. In the bible they are referred to as the elders more accurately.

Dan 2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon

The record of why Daniel became the head of the wise men or Magi is recorded in Daniel 2.

What Daniel knew he taught and it came down through the ages. The word of God is wri…