Can I use "there were shepherds in the same country" like this? How different "there were the same country shepherds" and "there were shepherds in the same country"?
In this video clip, Linus was quoting the scripture of Jesus's birth from the Bible, which was written in an older style of English that isn't used today. This means that these shepherds were located in the same country as Jesus was on the night Jesus was born, which is the country of Israel. To answer your question, yes, you can use: "There were shepherds in the same country." It means the same thing as what is said in the video, it is just written in modern English.
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