Nativity of Christ @ The birth of our Lord took place at the time and place predicted by the prophets Genesis:49:10; Isaiah:7:14; Jeremiah:31:15; Micah:5:2; Haggai:2:6-9; Daniel:9:24-25). Joseph and Mary were providentially led to go up to Bethlehem at this period, and there Christ was born Matthew:2:1Matthew:2:6Luke:2:1Luke:2:7). The exact year or month or day of his birth cannot, however, now be exactly ascertained. We know, however, that it took place in the "fulness of the time" Galatians:4:4), i.e., at the fittest time in the world's history. Chronologists are now generally agreed that the year 4 before the Christian era was the year of Christ's nativity, and consequently that he was about four years old in the year 1 A.D.