Over at the Ward House a while back they had an “Evening in Bethlehem” in which all of the ward members showed up in quasi biblical garb to pretend we were all going to Bethlehem to be enumerated and taxed. The census was easy. We just had to sign out names to a roster. For taxes we all brought canned goods for the local food bank. It was a funny evening. I enjoyed looking at various members in our community dressed as they thought first century palestinians would have.
The Fryer family of Judea.
The happy shepherd.
A real Jewish family
Little angel girls.
A little shepherd in camo bathrobe.
Everyone brought blankets and sat on the floor to eat and watch the Christmas program.
Men of Bethlehem.
A Roman Centurion
Bible Land fast food?
Traveling peddlers of some sort.
Angels announce the Holy Birth.
Last but not least the Holy Family.