(8) Jesus was born of Mary (Ignatius), (9)who was a virgin (Ignatius; Justin), and (10)he had a brother named James (Josephus). (11)Jesus was born in the city of Bethlehem, located about five miles from Jerusalem, and it is recorded (12)that his birth could be verified by the records of Cyrenius, who was the first procurator of Judea (Justin). (13)Later, Jesus was visited by Arabian Magi, who had first seen Herod (Justin). (14)He was also from the town of Nazareth (creeds: Acts 2:22; 4:10; 5:38). With regard to his public ministry, Jesus (15)was preceded by John (creeds: Acts 10:37; 13:24–25), (16)was baptized by him (Ignatius; cf. creed: Rom. 10:9– 10), and (17)chose his apostles (Barnabas; Justin). Geographically, (18)Jesus’ ministry began in Galilee and (19)extended to Judea in Palestine (Tacitus; Lucian; Acts of Pilate; creed: Acts 10:37).