Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?
Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem?
An in-depth study of Mary and Joseph and ancient marriage. Findings may be surprising. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel commanded him: He took Mary as his wife (Matthew 1:24). Luke’s version seemingly contradicts Matthew’s, according to present English translations.
Source: Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth? – Biblical Archaeology Society