Back to Bethlehem, Part 3
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?
- At the end of the episode Whit breaks the fourth wall after having recited a verse about the birth of Jesus.
QuotesJudah: You want me to give up my fight against the Romans?! Then you don't know me, Connie. And...and I should never have asked you to become my wife!
Connie Kendall: Well, it's not like I said yes.
Judah: Then you are wiser than I am!
Benjamin: I have cows that are wiser than you!
Judah: When will I stop being rescued by women?
Benjamin: Listen to me, Connie. I don't know who you are or where you come from, but this is not the age of miracles and Messiahs; it is the age of Romans. And there's nothing you, me or that Child can do about it.
Captain Felix: <off mike> Innkeeper, the liniments!
Benjamin: Yes! I'm on my way to get my wife. A poor innkeeper can only do so many things at one time. And if you want a miracle, Connie, then you'd better pray. It'll take a miracle to get them out of the hands of the Romans.
Connie Kendall: You're wrong Benjamin, you're in the middle of a miracle and you don't even see it.
Connie Kendall: Eugene, are you crying?
Eugene Meltsner: I'm not crying. It must be my allergies. All the hay in that stable.
Connie Kendall: Oh Eugene.