Who was at Bethlehem? John Peet sheds light on the central characters in the nativity scene and explains their significance of their presence. John Peet photo: iStock Last Christmas my wife and I were talking about those who were at Bethlehem. We found it most instructive to think on who and why. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.