Do Jesus’ Birth Narratives Contradict Each Other? The Short Answer is No.

Here is the long answer. To some, the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke contain what seem like contradictory accounts of Jesus’ birth. But like all so-called Biblical contradictions, the accounts are easily reconciled. I have placed the Bible passages in a likely chronological order. Luke 2:1-40 "In those days Caesar Augustus [who reigned between …