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Friday, October 25, 2013

Interview with Shelia Deeth about Bethlehem’s Baby

There’s a young servant marching with those magi out of the desert, so we’ve sent our intrepid reporter to talk with him.


Reporter: Hello young man. Can you tell our readers where this caravan is heading?

Student: Sure. We’re on our way to Jerusalem.

Reporter: What? In Israel? Why on earth would professors from Babylon be heading there?

Student: Well, we saw a star.

Reporter (points): That star?

Student: Yes. That’s right.

Reporter: And I suppose your wise professors have some great theory about what it means.

Student: Yes, well, no. Not exactly. It was my theory first.

Reporter: Your theory?

Student: Yes. Everyone was arguing about it, see, so they sent me off to the library to see what I could find.

Reporter: Lots of books in that library, are there?

Student: Tons of them. I thought I’d start with the old Israelite stuff though, ‘cause my great great granddad... whatever... my ancestors were Jews back in the day. Came over to Babylon with Daniel.

Reporter: With who?

Student: With Daniel. He was a great Jewish professor, a prophet they called him. He’s got lots of books in our library.

Reporter: Well, since you’re heading for Jerusalem, I guess you must have found something in those books.

Student: Yes, I did. It was in Daniel’s stuff. He had lots of numbers and seventy seven...

Reporter: Um... Could you skip the mathematics please?

Student: Sure, okay, but it’s really cool. Well, anyway, if you add up all Daniel’s numbers and count them right, well, there’s a king going to be born right around now who dies about thirty years on.

Reporter: Seriously? You’re telling me King Herod’s going to die in thirty years?

Student: No, not him.  A new king.

Reporter: A new king? I don’t suppose old Herod will be too thrilled with a new upstart claiming his throne.

Student: That’s not my problem. I just read the books.

Reporter: And let the professors take all the credit I suppose.

Student: Of course.

Reporter: And clean up after the camels?

Student: Well, yes, that too. Sorry, I’ve got to go.


So there you have it folks. Babylonian professors are on their way to Jerusalem to welcome a new king, and we won’t be responsible for what King Herod does when he finds out.


More about Bethlehem’s Baby:

Meet the Emperor Augustus’s advisors, the quiet research student helping wise men study stars, the shepherd whose granddad keeps complaining, an Egyptian fisherboy, a Roman soldier, and more in this set of 40 5-minute read-aloud stories based around the events of the Christ Child’s birth in Bethlehem.



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Sheila Deeth said...

Thank you so much Barbara. I wonder where I should take my intrepid reporter next. Perhaps he could interview a shepherd, or a Bethlehem neighbor...

B. J. Robinson said...

I'm thrilled to have you, Sheila. I love that idea. Blessings for success, BJ