Was Jesus Really Born in a Barn?

was jesus born in a barn

Christmas is of course a wonderful time of the year as we focus on and celebrate the birth of our Lord. Sometimes, however, if we’re not careful, Christmas cards and carols offer a version of the nativity scene that may or may not be in Scripture.

For example, track these “facts” down in the Bible:

  • The birth in winter.
  • Wise men present at the time of birth.
  • Three wise men.
  • Angels singing.

A careful investigation of Scripture uncovers details that perhaps cards and carols miss.

For example, let’s use a very simple feature in Logos to uncover some details about the manger:

  • Open a Bible like the NASB to Luke 2:7 (A)
  • Right click on the word manger (B)
  • Select Manger Thing (C)
  • Select Factbook (D)

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  • Notice the Factbook report for Manger (E)

was jesus born in a barn

Navigate to these sections:

  • Media. (F) Click the video link (G) which opens a short teaching called How Accurate Is the Modern Nativity Scene? (H)

was jesus born in a barn

  • Library Results. (I) Click the link Away in a Manger, but Not in a Barn (J) which opens the Infographic of the same name (K)

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Enjoy the teachings about the birth of Jesus from the Logos team.

And a special shout out to the graphic artists and video group at Faithlife who present the details of Scripture in such a visually appealing manner! Well done media team!

For more information about the Factbook and many other Logos 7 features, please check out our 3-volume set of Training Manuals in print and digital comprised of 100 chapters and over 800 pages!

In addition, for a fast and fun way to unleash the power of Logos, please consider attending a Camp Logos training seminar in Houston, TX January 18 – January 20.
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Morris Proctor is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.

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