Saturday, December 26, 2015

Camels Approaching Bethlehem

I hope you had a Blessed Christmas. We wrap up Bethlehem Week with this picture from around 1900 of a small camel caravan approaching Bethlehem. The picture is reminiscent of the Magi for the East, who brought gifts to the newborn king. It is interesting that the Bible never mentions the number of wise men, but because of songs and other traditions, people believe it to be three. Given they were coming from a great distance, and bringing very expensive gifts, it is likely the caravan was quiet large.


  1. Happy Christmas to you and to all the readers of this blog!

  2. A beautiful photo and a very Merry Christmas to everyone. May you have a safe and healthful New Year.
    -Anne K.

  3. A little late for a Merry Christmas, but may I wish you and yours a happy New Year! e