“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town”You know, names, places and locations in the Bible are given so that we today can do a little research of our own and verify such facts for ourselves; or to borrow from Ronald Reagan, “Trust, but Verify”. Indeed, God knows you have doubts, so he gave clues in His Word so we can verify and remove all doubt!