She assured Jerome that, in the church of the Nativity at Bethlehem, she beheld, with the eye of faith, the Christ-child wrapped in swaddling clothes (Ep. 108, 10).
385, says that the festival was held in the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem (Duchesne, Chr.
These bells reminded Pierre that it was Sunday and the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin.
But the confusion in question would only be possible, or at any rate likely, if there really was a census at the time of the Nativity; and it is no more improbable that Herod should have held, or permitted to be held, a local census than that Archelaus of Cappadocia in the reign of Tiberius (Tacitus, Ann.
The interv__1 between the Nativity and the Baptism.