03.06.16 A.D. 6 – 10 Coponius Replaces Herod Archelaus as Procurator of Judea
Herod Archelaus was removed from office by the Roman senate in A.D. 6. He was the reason the angel of the Lord told Joseph not to return to Bethlehem. Even though a new procurator (i.e. governor), Coponius, was appointed in his place, Joseph and Mary remained in Nazareth.