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How many children are we talking about? 3,000? 14,000? How about 300? Not 300 children, but a total population of 300 in Bethlehem between 7 BC and 1 AD. If the population was entirely married couples all making babies, they would produce 150 children, about half of whom would be male. Realistically, we’re talking about maybe 10 male children, tops. Given all the horrible things Herod did, killing 10 peasant children in a nothing town wouldn’t even trend on Twitter. There’s no scientific or written proof the slaughter of innocents happened, but there’s no proof that it didn’t. It’s worth noting that the Book of James mentions the slaughter, but that was written around 145 AD and easily could have used the books of Matthew and Luke as a source.




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