Roman Decree



By the order of Caesar Augustus

By order of Ceaser, all male Roman citizens are to return to their home cities within the next
month. You are to register and declare your wife, children, slaves, and riches to the
appropriated censors. Your status in Roman hierarchy will strongly depends on the results
of your registration. This is a very important request, and should you fail to do this, all you
possess will be confiscated and you will be sold into slavery. This decree has been made
so that all the world should be registered.

“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should
be registered... So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem..., to be registered
with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were
completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son...” (Luke 2:1-7)

(ooc: this is not designed for accuracy, but to give you a basic idea of what was going on at the time of Christ's birth.)