Where was Christ born? And When?
Reason might lead us to conclude that, after nearly two millennia, the problems relating to the place and time of Christ's birth would have been solved to nearly everyone's satisfaction. Such, however, is not the case, and the questions raised by modern scholars have tended to further muddy the waters.
One possible reason for the confusion may be traced to the fact that the pioneer work of Sir William Ramsay Was Christ Born in Bethlehem? has been almost entirely overlooked. In fact, most present-day Bible students are familiar with Ramsay's book soley because they have seen it referred to in a footnote.
In Was Christ Born in Bethlehem? Ramsay carefully evaluates the historical evidence relating to the place and time of Christ's birth found in the Bible. He then compares and correlates this information with extra-biblical material. The result is a fascinating and informative study which demonstrates conclusively the accuracy and reliability of the biblical record.
The reappearance of Was Christ Born at Bethlehem? places the wealth of Sir William Ramsay's vast research within the reach of every earnest Bible student. We welcome the republication of this fine work.
-- Cyril J. Barber
Author, The Minister's Library