This 14 minute story covers the history of this ruler, not just his role in Jesus’ birth story. With the Christmas season beginning, we often hear about Jesus’ birth but not much else about that time period. This story helps to fill in some of the details of the time and further along in the story of Jesus’ life.
This would also be a good story to use as a supplement to history of this time period.
Below the story is a narrative of the time, giving details and connections to other people and events that were going on.
The content seems best suited for older elementary kids and up. There is nothing inappropriate for younger listeners, but the content may go over their heads a bit.