A hollowed out stone usually served as a manger
in Biblical times near the time of the birth of Jesus.
Caves served as the shelter for livestock
in bad weather months.
This is probably what the manger
looked like where Jesus was laid in swaddling clothes.
On a hillside in Bethlehem is a cave
available for people to see what
would have been very similar cave
in use 2000 years ago.
Open area in the cave
A secluded place to listen to the story
of the birth of Jesus
Gardens in the cave area grounds
a King-come to serve.