1156 – Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity
On this program, for Christmas 2008, we are revisiting Bethlehem. We were in Bethlehem during out 25th Anniversary Book & The Spade Holyland Study Tour. Professor Randall Smith, whose tour intersected with ours at a number of points, briefed us on the archaeology and history of Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.
For further background, note this article by Gordon Franz.
Also note that I have just written an article for Christianity Today on the Star of Bethlehem.