posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:24 AM
Insofar as nationality, I suppose technically he was a Roman, as his parents (the earth bound ones) were returning to Bethlehem for taxation/census
purposes under Roman law.
Ethnically, he was Hebrew through his stand-in parent Joseph. I suppose you'd have to check Mitochondrial DNA on Mary to determine wherefrom
she sprang, but I would imagine 100% Hebrew there as well.
Bethlehem is I believe currently in Palestine, but back then it would simply have been among the many towns of the former nation of Israel then
under Roman occupation.