Everyone emphasizes Jerusalem. It’s the big city, the important city, and the object of David’s kingly ambitions—but it’s not the city from which (or to which) David was called. On the contrary, it is Jerusalem’s little sister, the city of Bethlehem, that is set apart as the fruit-bearing house of the bread of God’s instruction. It is this little town—a place of pasture for shepherds—that is by no means least among the rulers of Judah.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 2:4-6.
Episode 231 Matthew 2:4-6; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “All This” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: B.y Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/