Who Is Jesus & Why Do We Trust Him?

There are a lot of claims about Jesus, just like there may be claims about you. The accuracy of which often depend on the angle the claim is taking. 

Imagine where you live today vs where you grew up vs where you might have been born as they all relate to the question 'where you are from'. Sometimes all three can be answered with the same City. Other times, you may get a variety of answers and they all are technically correct, depending on the angle or context. 

Being 'from' can specifically mean... where you were born. Or, it can mean where you live currently. Or, where you lived before. Or, where you 'grew up' ie. spent time in your youth. 

It's this same thing that is happening when people say Jesus of __________ (Galilee, Nazareth, Bethlehem). 

Imagine now you were born in City of Lexington in Kentucky. If you were having a conversation with people in Kentucky, you might just say 'Lexington'. But if you're having a conversation in South Carolina, you might add the state distinction because you're aware there is also a Lexington, SC. 

Jesus was born in Bethlehem, yes. More specifically, the one in Judea. There is more than one. In fact there is another in Galilee, which is why this topic sometimes gets confusing.

So, if Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, how could it also be true (or, why do people say) Jesus is also from Galilee?

As we began saying, 'from' doesn't always mean 'where you were born'. It can also mean where you grew up. We're told in the Gospels that Jesus grew up in Nazareth. A town in the region known as Galilee.

Recommended Study: Investigate all the places Jesus lived. You might learn some new things & it very well might help you appreciate the History of that region throughout the life of Christ, especially the political & religious influences that contributed to why moving was important.