there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch
over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10
Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this
day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the
sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a
- Luke 2:8-11
Shepherding is one of the oldest occupation in the world.
Moira Brown and Dr. Craig Evans stands on the shepherd fields in the Holy Land reminding us its long history even before the first Christmas.
Some people forget that this was where Rachel (beloved wife of Jacob) was buried. This was also where Israel's greatest king, King David, was a shepherd boy. There were many significant events that occur in the shepherd fields prior to the announcement of Jesus' birth throughout the bible!