The Bible Account of the Birth of Jesus

An Incredible Bible Story

Throughout the Bible, even in the Old Testament, there are scriptures that speak to the coming Savior. Jesus was born in the small town of Bethlehem, laid in a manger inside a barn as there was no room in the inn. The story of the birth of Jesus is told in the gospels of the New Testament. Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph while Mary was still a virgin, as Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

The Angel’s Message

An angel of the Lord visited Mary and Joseph, and he told them that Mary would give birth to the Savior of the world and that his name was to be Jesus. When Jesus was born, shepherds were the first people to get word of his birth and what it meant to the world. They left immediately to go find Jesus, and Mary and Joseph had other visitors as well.

The wise men who visited Jesus were genuinely interested in seeing the Savior, but they had also been talked to by Herod, the king of Judea. Herod’s plan was to kill Jesus. The wise men were told in a dream about Herod’s plot.

Knowing the story about baby Jesus and how he was born in a manger is fitting because of his life of self sacrifice. He was to take on the sins of the world, becoming the Savior, overcoming the world and inviting us to spend eternal life with him. The book of John says that the word became flesh when Jesus was born.


The technical description of why Jesus was born in a barn and laid in a manger is suggested to be because of the census. That is why there was no room at the inn. Of course, the inn, Jesus’ birth and the visitors that came there are all part of what you see at a nativity scene during Christmastime, which is considered to be the time when Jesus was born. We celebrate his birth on Christmas Day.

Through deeper study of the scriptures, we can gain new insights to the story of Jesus and His life. A great place to do this isĀ Bible Study Topics Guide’s website.

They have lots of wonderful free content and videos to help you with your study of the Bible.

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