Back to Bethlehem, Part 2
Along the way, they encounter a cranky innkeeper, several smelly shepherds, a crazy but sincere Jewish teacher, a hot-headed but romantic young zealot, a callous but romantic Roman general, and a carpenter and his maiden bride.
While the zealot and the general vie for Connie's affections, the teacher explains the strange star up in the sky to Eugene - and they both bear witness to the glory of the newborn King.
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- Whit said much of what we think about Christmas is pure speculation. Based on what the Bible says, how do you think the first Christmas might have been different than how we picture it?
- Bethlehem wasn't a very nice place for a baby to be born. Why was Jesus born there?
VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] The broadcast version of this episode includes a recap from the previous one.
- Eugene's conversation with Hezekiah in this episode about faith would prove to be an important step in Eugene's journey to salvation. It would be replayed to Eugene in the Imagination Station from his journal in #330: “The Time Has Come” five years later.
- The first music cue for this episode is the tune to "What Child is This."
QuotesEugene Meltsner: But how could you believe for so long without proof? Without evidence to support your theory?
Hezekiah: Theory? You are still speaking with your mind, Eugenius! What I believe is found in the place where the mind and the heart unite.
Eugene Meltsner: And where is that?
Connie Kendall: Oh, Judah! You dropped the bucket again!
Judah: What have you done to me? Why do you fill my head hour after hour?
Connie Kendall: How should I know? Could you let go of my hand?
Benjamin: Go watch for more stars, old man!
Rebekah: Women don't have babies where you come from?
Connie Kendall: Well, yeah, but not this kind of baby!
Benjamin: This census is going to kill my business!
Eugene Meltsner: Possibly your customers, too.