Christmas Misconception #2 – The Innkeeper Turned Joseph and Mary Away

Did Joseph or Mary talk to any innkeepers? Perhaps they did as they passed a hotel on their way to Joseph’s family house; but there is no solid, biblical reason to believe that they did. Although innkeepers play a prominent part in many Christmas plays and songs, no innkeeper is ever mentioned in the biblical record of Christ’s birth.


Furthermore, it is likely that Mary and Joseph actually stayed in a house with relatives, not in a stable behind Bethlehem's Holiday Inn!

Other Christmas Misconceptions:
Christmas Misconception #1 Jesus was born in a Stable
Christmas Misconception #2 The Innkeeper Turned Mary & Joseph Away
Christmas Misconception #3 No Crying He Makes
Christmas Misconception #4 Mary, Urgently Needing to Deliver Her Baby, Rides into Bethlehem on a Donkey
Christmas Misconception #5 Three Kings, Riding on Donkeys, Come to See the Baby Jesus
Christmas Misconception #6 Jesus was Born on December 25th