A Glaring Problem and Easy Solution to an ESV Study Bible Contradiction

This post explains the SERIOUS problem I found in the ESV Study Bible and offers a clear solution from Josephus. In the next post, we will explain the source of the problem and the TRUE solution to the entire issue of Biblical Chronology of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

Why Was Joseph Afraid of Archelaus?

In the last post, I explained where the Massacre of the Innocents is actually recorded in well-accepted history. It wasn’t obvious, but it is definitely there.

This post answers a second question that most people do not even know is an issue. Why was Joseph afraid to live in Bethlehem under Archelaus? There is an answer, but it is WAY crazier than you probably thought.

The Massacre of the Innocents in Recorded History

The Massacre of the Innocents is the traditional name of the order king Herod gives to kill those two years old and under in Bethlehem. The general belief is that the story is completely made up. I’m here to tell you it is not made up. In fact, it is recorded in history. I’ll show it to you in this post.