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Matthew and Luke both say that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. But their accounts clearly come from different sources. So there is independent testimony from multiple witnesses that Jesus really was born in Bethlehem.
This is important because it was the home town of King David, the greatest king of Israel. It mattered to Matthew that Jesus was a descendant of David, so he had a legitimate claim to be the king.
It also fulfilled an Old Testament prophecy about where the Messiah would be born, which Matthew quotes.
So although Bethlehem was only an unimportant little village, it became important because of its link with King David, and because of the promise that the Messiah would be born there.
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