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Then they said to him, “In BETHLEHEM of JUDEA,

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for thus it was spoken of by the prophet,


Then they said to him, “In THE HOUSE OF BREAD which belongs to the land that was originally a PLACE OF PRAISE AND CELEBRATION, for this is how his arrival was described by the prophet,


1: “Bethlehem of Judea”

Here I revert back to the original idea behind the name Judea, that being the land of those from the tribe of Judah. This change in how I present the name Judea in the paraphrase column is due to the fact that this statement came directly from an Old Testament prophecy which uses the name Judah, and is quoted in the next verse.