When Was Jesus Christ Actual Birthday?

When was Jesus Christ born? September 29, 2 B.C.

Indisputable proof that Jesus Christ was born on September 29, 2 B.C.is provided by all of the information provided below, some of it new, that I have compiled from various sources including the books of Luke and Daniel as well as free astronomy software Stellarium among several other historical sources, as well as the free Stellarium Astronomy software, among several other historical sources.To get things started, Jewish tradition holds that Jesus began his 3.5-year ministry on his 30th birthday, based on Levitical Rabbinical practice, which was the day before his birth (Numbers 4:3).According to several conventional accounts, Jesus was 33.5 years old at the time of his crucifixion.

It has been confirmed that the projected crucifixion date from the previous blog article relating to Daniel’s 70-Week Prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27), along with historical and astronomical knowledge regarding numerous limitations, corresponds to the time period.The two new methods I have discovered to authenticate the birth of Christ make this the most persuasive argument for the date of Christ’s birth that I have found on the Internet.If you disagree with what I’ve said by the conclusion of this blog article, please leave a comment below.Take a look at what follows!

Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Jesus’ Birthday was September 29, 2 B.C.

  • According to the 70-week prophecy, His Crucifixion and Palm Sunday dates were computed from the year 33 A.D.
  • 2. It is timed to coincide with the 2nd BC Feast of Trumpets — Jewish New Year’s Day
  • 3. BRAND-NEW! This is supported by Revelation 12:1 and the Stellarium software
  • yet,
  • 4. It was verified by Saint Irenaeus, a 2nd Century Church Theologian, and by Eusebius, a 4th Century Church Bishop, Scholar, and Historian
  • 5. It was verified during the reign of Tiberius Caesar
  • 6. It was verified during the reign of Tiberius Caesar.
  • 6. Josephus, a 1st-century Jewish Rabbi, scholar, and historian, attested to the accuracy of the statement.
  • 7. Sir Isaac Newton, a 17th-century scientist, scholar, and historian, has verified the claim.
  • 8) John the Baptist’s birthday is perfectly aligned with the Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice of 3 B.C.
  • 9. BRAND NEW! According to the 70-Weeks Prophecy’s calculation, Mary’s birth date was precisely on the dot.
  • 10. The dates of Jesus’ birth and death coincide with a new moon and an eclipsed full moon, respectively.

Daniel 9:27 (NIV) … he will establish a binding commitment with the multitude for one week, but he will put an end to sacrifice and grain offering in the middle of that week;″

April 3, 33 AD – Crucifixion of Christ

  • According to Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy, the crucifixion took place during the 70th Week, often known as the real Holy Week. Palm Sunday was celebrated on March 29, 33 AD.
  • After sunset on Thursday, April 2, 33 AD, the Last Supper Passover Feast begins. The following day, Friday, April 3, 33 AD, is Passover with Lunar Eclipse – the Red Moon is best seen from Israel. The following day, Saturday, April 4, 33 AD, is Sabbath (a day set aside from Week of Creation for this event)
  • and the following day, Sunday, April 5, 33 AD is Resurrection Day.

Jesus was Baptized by John the Baptist

  • According to Levitical Rabbinical Tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist on his 30th birthday, which is regarded the formal beginning of His Ministry. It is possible to see either Palm Sunday or the Crucifixion as the culmination of Jesus’ 3.5-year ministry. 3.5 years later, on March 29, 33 AD (Palm Sunday), we have September 29, 29 AD
  • 3.5 years later, on April 3, 33 AD (Crucification), we have October 3, 29 AD
  • 3.5 years later, on March 29, 33 AD (Palm Sunday), we have September 29, 29 AD
  • 3.5 years later, we have October 3, 29 AD.

If you subtract 30 years from any of these two dates, you will arrive at either September 29, 2 BC or October 3, 2 BC as the date of Jesus’ birth.

30 AD or 34 AD Crucifixion Dates Do Not Meet Scriptural Requirements

It is impossible for Jesus to have been born in either the 5th or 1st centuries BC, contrary to popular belief and centuries of dogma. The reason for this is that Christ could not have been crucified in 30 AD or 34 AD for the following reasons:

  1. Passover did not take place on a Friday either year (it took place on a Wednesday both years)
  2. According to the NASA Catalog of Lunar Eclipses from 1 AD to 100 AD, there were no lunar eclipses in April of 30 AD or 34 AD, when Passover would have taken place in those two years
  3. however, there were lunar eclipses in April of 30 AD and 34 AD, when Passover would have taken place in those two years.

When the Romans conquered the world in 32 AD, there was a lunar eclipse on Passover, Monday, April 14th; however, it was not visible from Europe, the Middle East, or Africa, and it did not occur on a Friday.The only date that fulfills all of the Biblical conditions is April 3, 33 AD, which occurred on a Friday and corresponded with a lunar eclipse that could be seen during moonrise in Jerusalem on Passover that year, according to the Bible.A Crucifixion year of 33 AD places the birth of Christ in the year 2 BC, which is consistent with the findings of various experts, including Josephus, Irenaeus, Eusebius, and Sir Isaac Newton, amongst others.That Jesus Christ’s 3.5-year ministry came to a close on Palm Sunday, which corresponds exactly to the day of Jesus Christ’s birth, is confirmed.

September 29, 2 BC, ROSH HASHANAH – The Birth of Jesus Christ

On September 29th, the Feast of Trumpets, now known as Rosh Hashanah, was observed in the Fall of 2 BC.Yom Kippur, which fell on the 8th of October, was approaching.The 29th of September is a possible possibility for the birth of Christ since it happened on Rosh Hashanah, which was also Tishri 1, the second ″New Year″ commemorated by Hebrews each year with the New Moon, and because it was a Friday.This harvest celebration to commemorate their crop would explain quite well why there was no space in the inn for Joseph and Mary on the night of September 28, 2 BC, as recorded in Luke 2:7, and most likely the night before as well.

Keep in mind that the period from dusk September 28 to sundown September 29 is known as Tishri 1.2:7 (Luke 2:7) “7 As a result, she gave birth to her firstborn son, wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and put him in a manger since there was no room for them at the inn.″

Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) Tishri 1, 3760 September 29, 2 B.C.

According to the Jewish calendar, the Molad of Tishri in 3760 (shown above) was the astronomical beginning of the New Moon, which marked the beginning of the new month and the beginning of the new year.″8 And there were shepherds living out in the pastures nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night,″ according to Luke 2:8-12.The Lord came to them by an angel, and the brightness of the Lord blazed around them, and they were afraid at what was happening.10 But the angel assured them, saying, ″Do not be alarmed.

I have fantastic news to share with you that will bring tremendous delight to the entire community.9 For you have received a Savior today in the town of David; he is the Messiah, who is also known as the Lord.The presence of a baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger will serve as a signal to you.″

The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi 3 BC – 2 BC regarding the Birth of Jesus Christ

On September 15th, 3 BC, according to Stellarium.org, Jupiter formed a conjunction with Regulus, the star of royalty and the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, bringing them together for the first time.The constellation Leo was known as the ″King’s Star,″ and it was connected with the Lion of Judah.On August 12, 3 BC (Stellarium.org), Jupiter and Venus had appeared to be virtually touching each other in another tight conjunction, this time in the constellation of Leo, just a month before.Afterwards, the conjunction of Jupiter and Regulus occurred twice more, on February 15th and May 10th, in the year 2 BC (Stellarium.org).

These astronomical occurrences would almost definitely have piqued the interest of the magi or wise men who traveled from afar.An inscription from the year 8 BC was discovered in the temple of Augustus in Ankara, relating to a census that took place in the city.The link between this ″tax call″ and the enrolment of Joseph and Mary is an incorrect supposition, because it would only apply to Roman citizens, not to those who were enrolled.Even more conjectural is the notion that Mary would have had to go such a long distance because the taxes would only have applied to Joseph and not to her.

The census and oath of allegiance, which would have effectively included Mary and Joseph, were conducted between the years 3 and 2 BC as a result of an imperial decree related to the bestowal of the title ″Pater Patriae″ to Augustus by the Senate on the 5th of February in 2 BC, which historians believe was the catalyst for the birth of Jesus.Approximately one year before Herod’s death, Josephus claimed that almost 6000 Pharisees refused to swear the pledge of allegiance.When Jupiter and Venus, the two brightest objects in the night sky (apart from the moon) got so near to each other on June 17, 2 BC, their disks appeared to touch, according to the website Stellarium.org.Observers such as the Wise Men could not have missed this extremely unusual occurrence because of their position in the sky.This might have been the occurrence that validated the preceding series of heavenly phenomena and signaled the beginning of the forthcoming trek to Jerusalem, according to certain theories.The planet Jupiter would not have been seen at night for much longer until the end of June, and it would not be visible again until August, 2 months later, at nightfall after passing behind the sun, according to Stellarium.

With an estimated trip distance of 750 miles between Babylon and Jerusalem, the time it would have taken to travel may have been as long as 2-3 months, depending on the route across the desert, weather delays, rest times, and other considerations.I believe that the Wise Men would have spent part of the Summer preparing for the voyage, and that they would have set off somewhere in October or early November in order to arrive by the end of December, 2 BC, on their journey.It is not the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ that helps us date the birth of Christ to a specific date, but rather it was intended to be a very visual sign of the times, which I personally believe was the result of a once in an eternity, hyper supernova (like Kepler’s supernova of 1604 AD) that also had some sort of amazing conjunction with Jupiter (viewable to the West, months earlier near Babylon, moving West to East in the night sky) to bring the three wise men to Ju The Bible does not specify how many Wise Men there were or where they came from; nonetheless, it is likely that they were Jewish descendants of the old Babylon Magi School founded by Daniel.(3 Wise Men) The story of the Three Wise Men originated from the Bible’s depiction of three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

  • When Jupiter (the King Planet) stopped moving (retrograde motion) almost directly over Bethlehem to the south on the edge of Virgo (stellarium.org) just after 5 a.m.
  • before sunrise on Dec.
  • 25, 2 BC, they were in Jerusalem.

The figure below shows that they were in Jerusalem before dawn on Dec.25, 2 BC.They could have journeyed the five miles to Bethlehem and offered their presents on the same day, but they would have had to travel cautiously since Herod’s spies were keeping an eye on the direction they were traveling from the capital.According to Matthew 2:11-12, Jesus would have been a young kid living with his parents in a house, not a baby in a manger, at that point in the story.‘’ 11 When they arrived at the house, they were greeted by the infant and his mother Mary, and they immediately fell on their knees and worshipped him.Then they uncovered their riches and gave him with presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, which he greatly appreciated.

  • 12 And, after being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they took a different way back to their homeland.″ A toddler (paidion) is mentioned rather than an infant (brephos) in the Greek text, suggesting that the birth itself had taken place some months earlier.
  • ″A picture taken in Stellarium shows the Southern Hemisphere as seen from Jerusalem on December 25, 2 BC, when Jupiter ceases to move in retrograde motion.″ data-medium-file=″ data-large-file=″ loading=″lazy″ src=″ alt=″Dec 25 2 BC″ data-large-file=″ data-medium-file=″ data-large-file=″ ″ width=″640″ height=″548″ ″ width=″640″ height=″548″ data-recalc-dims=″1″ data-lazy-src=″ srcset=″ data-lazy-src=″ data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAA AAP/yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7″> On December 25, 2 BC, a snapshot taken in Stellarium of the southern sky looking towards Bethlehem from Jerusalem shows that Jupiter has stopped travelling in retrograde motion.
  • On December 25, 2 BC, a screenshot from Stellarium depicts a closeup of Jupiter Retrograde Motion (when a faster-moving Earth passes a slower-moving Jupiter), as seen in the sky.
  • When Jupiter is in retrograde, it lasts around 4 months and happens every 13 months.

Jan 6, 1 BC – Magi find Jesus who is ~ 3 months old.  

Epiphany is a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6th (12 Days ofChristmas).The Magi arrive in Bethlehem and discover a three-month-old Jesus.Jesus was born in the middle of the night on Tishri 1, 3760, and the shepherds to whom the angels appeared were approximately a mile distant in Beit Sahour, to the southeast of where Jesus was born.The Feast of Trumpets will be a spectacular event, complete with live heavenly trumpets and choirs from Heaven.

NEW! Stellarium Astronomy Software confirms Revelation 12:1 the Birth of Jesus Christ as September 29, 2 B.C.

According to the computer model, no other possible birth years, either before or after this date, or adjacent dates, place these three referenced celestial bodies described in Revelation 12:1 anywhere near these three well-placed locations with Virgo, including October 3, 2 BC, according to the computer model.Revelation 12:1 is a verse from the book of Revelation.″A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.2 This woman was clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

She was expecting a child and was in excruciating pain as she was ready to give birth.″ The constellation Virgo as seen from Jerusalem on September 29, 2 BC, at 7:45 a.m., according to Revelation 12:1.″ data-medium-file=″ data-large-file=″ loading=″lazy″ src=″ alt=″Sept 29 2 BC″ width=″640″ height=″442″ data-large-file=″ data-medium-file=″ data-large-file=″ loading=″lazy″ src=″ alt=″Sept 29 2 BC″ width=″640″ height=″442″ data-recalc-dims=″1″ data-lazy-src=″ srcset=″data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAP/yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7″ data-recalc-dims=″1″ data-lazy-src=″ srcset=″data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlh The constellation Virgo as seen from Jerusalem on September 29, 2 BC, at 7:45 a.m., according to Revelation 12:1.The moon is moving into position under the feet of the constellation Virgo on September 29th, 2 BC, just after 12:00 am local time, according to Revelation 12:1 and the Stellarium’s computer representation of the stars and planets around Virgo (based on Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion) on September 29th, 2 BC, just after 12:00 am local time in Jerusalem.It is said that Jesus was born in the middle of the night, notably in Luke’s Gospel.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., the assemblage of all Biblically referenced celestial bodies, as well as the constellation Virgo, would have been visible above the horizon in Jerusalem; however, Jupiter and Virgo would not have been visible to the naked eye due to the sun shining so close to them during the daytime hours in Jerusalem.You can see in the graphic above that the sun is directly next to, almost touching, the base of Virgo’s clothes, with the Moon on the same lateral plane as the base of her feet and Jupiter (the king planet of 12 significant objects that orbit the sun, i.e.eight planets plus the four dwarf planets; Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris) is lateral to the crown of Virgo’s head; everything is in its proper place on the appropriate date.Given that this Bible reference was written by John many years after Jesus was on Earth, and that the celestial event was neither visible because of the shining sun in such close proximity to Jupiter and Virgo, nor known to those on Earth at that time in Jerusalem from future Scripture that had not yet been written, it is clear that it was intended for those of us in the future who would be able to calculate the orbits in reverse direction with software to these dates and locations to determine the birth date in the past, as was the case with the However, to my mind, Christ’s Birthdate verifies Daniel’s 70-Week Prophecy dating technique (and vice versa), which in turn confirms the computations and sorts of historical and astronomical crossings revealed in the decoding of Daniel’s 2300 Evenings and Morning Prophecy (and vice versa).John is addressed by the Lord in the verse immediately before, or Revelation 1:19, which reads: Now jot down everything you’ve seen – everything that is and everything that will be.″ Revelation 12:1 is unmistakably referring to a significant occurrence that occurred prior to the time when John was writing this on the island of Patmos.

When Was Jesus Born?

Traditionally, Christmas is celebrated on December 25, but ″approximately 37 percent of Orthodox Christians, primarily in Egypt and Russia, celebrate Christmas on January 7,″ as a result of the way their calendars were created.(Source: Egypt Today.) Both dates are unlikely to be valid in light of various historical indicators as well as facts included within the Bible itself.The biblical story does not specify the year in which Jesus was born (Luke 2).What factors went into determining the date of Christmas, and when was Jesus actually born?

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What Year Was Jesus Born?

Confusion in Historical Calendars

When determining the year of Christ’s birth, a number of elements must be considered.At the time of Julius Caesar, in 44 BC, there were two different dating methods in use.He used two calendars: one based on the Julian calendar he created, and the other based on the year Rome was founded, which was 753 BC.According to BibleStudyTools.com, Julius Caesar also decreed that a year would be counted from the day of ″the acquisition of total authority by the then emperor.″ This further complicated matters.

Following that, ″a mathematically-minded monk…Dionysius Exiguus established the notion of AD,″ according to BibleStudyTools.com, which was founded in 2003.In order to determine when Easter should be celebrated, he needed to go backwards through a sophisticated procedure that he devised on his own.He came at the conclusion that Christ was born in the year 1, and his system was eventually embraced by Europe roughly 200 years later.

Evidence in the Bible

Bible scholars base their conclusions on what the Bible says about the life and times of Jesus.The events took happened during the writers’ or their families’ lifetimes, such as the reign of Herod, during which Matthew tells us Christ was born, and were thus still fresh in their minds.We know there was a celestial occurrence that triggered the Magi’s attention, and we can also put a date on it.It was during ″the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius″ that John the Baptist delivered his message (Luke 3:1).

In addition, the book of Luke provides an estimate of Jesus’ age at the beginning of His career (30), allowing us to conclude that Christ was most likely born in the year 2 or 3 BC.

When Is Jesus’ Birthday?

December 25 – Pagan or Christian Roots?

It is much more difficult to determine the exact day and month of Christ’s conception.Theologians largely believe that December 25 is far from likely.According to this Christianity.com article, some believe that the creation of ″the pagan celebration of the ‘Birth of the Unconquered Son’″ was ″an attempt to provide a pagan alternative to a date that was already of considerable significance to Roman Christians.″ Another point of view is that the opposite is true.It was simpler for the newly created church to reuse the pagan celebration of the winter solstice, which took place between December 17th and December 25th, when the Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity since inhabitants were already prepared to commemorate the day.

″This holiday was a time of merriment, during which relatives and friends would exchange presents,″ according to the website History.com.These customs would be carried out during the Christmas season.Another story holds that Sextus Julius Africanus, who reigned from AD 221 to AD 220, was the one who established December 25 as Christmas Day.BibleStudyTools.com reports that he established this date on detailed computations, beginning with the ″creation of the world, which he placed in 5499 BC,″ according to the website.

Evidence in the Bible

Shepherds, on the other hand, would not have been tending their flocks in December, when the weather was frigid; they would have stopped shepherding no later than October, if they had been shepherding at all.Bible scholars have also attempted to determine the date of Christ’s birth by comparing the birth of his cousin John to the limited information concerning Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Mary provided in the book of Luke.Elizabeth was six months pregnant when Mary came, and she gave birth to a child three months after Mary left.According to BibleInfo.com: ″We may roughly estimate the month of Jesus’ birth to be around the period of Tishri (September)″ (mid to late September).

Begin with the conception of John the Baptist in Sivan (June), count forward six months to the announcement of Jesus’ conception by the archangel Gabriel in Kislev (December), then count forward nine more months, the length of a human pregnancy, to arrive at Tishri (September), the date of Jesus’ birth.This is presuming that each mother’s pregnancy was completed to term.Other narratives use data regarding Zechariah’s temple responsibilities to arrive at the conclusion that Christ was born in the spring.There is no conclusive solution to this question.

It is necessary to obtain the advice of the most respected academics on this subject.

Does the Date of Jesus’ Birth Matter?

  • It would be quite difficult for the entire Christian community to come to a unanimous decision that Christ was born on a different day, and altering the date of Christmas throughout the world would create several difficulties. Selecting a new date for the celebration of Christ’s birth would need significant changes at the commercial and institutional levels, respectively. Calendars for schools and public holidays have been arranged to correspond with this period
  • the economies of industrialized countries rely on the cash boost offered by the Christmas season
  • churches conduct special activities around this time
  • and families utilize this day as an excuse to be together.

Even though the date for Christmas day appears to be arbitrary, there is an advantage to deciding on one.With ″our fast-moving lifestyles having played havoc on our relationships,″ as Rick Warren put it, and with us feeling detached from one another, commemorating Jesus’ birth brings the church body together, both locally and globally.Furthermore, Christmas celebrations give a chance to involve individuals of the community who would not normally be able to attend church functions.Unbelievers’ hearts and thoughts are also set apart for this special occasion on May 1.

Even though associating Christmas with light-hearted festivities may appear to be disrespectful in light of the holiday’s true meaning, the joy of singing familiar carols and lighting candles, along with a sense of belonging and love that is associated with the holiday, encourages many unbelievers to attend Christmas services where they may hear the gospel message Take advantage of a FREE 25 Days to a Joyful Christmas Prayer Guide to celebrate the birth of Christ!Candice Lucey lives in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two kids in a (usually) quiet setting.When she is not working or participating in missionary activities, she may be found here digging into God’s word.Image courtesy of Getty/Lukbar

When Was Jesus Really Born?

The Christmas narrative has become linked with the date of December 25, which is a historical fact.The concept that Christmas is His birthday is everywhere, whether you’re listening to songs or looking at images of the nativity scene.However, what has become public belief is not entirely accurate in terms of historical fact.The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke are the only two versions of Jesus’ birth in the New Testament, and both gospels present the tale from a somewhat different perspective than one another.

In contrast to Luke, who begins in Nazareth, Matthew concentrates primarily on events in Bethlehem.Due to the fact that neither is especially specific in terms of a calendar date, identifying Jesus’ birthdate is a difficult endeavor.The writers of the gospels rarely include details on when events took place or what time of year they occurred.″The Bible does not indicate a specific day or month when Jesus was born,″ says the author.

The Bible does not give a specific date or month for the birth of Jesus.Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, according to a variety of various hypotheses.Early Christian tradition held that the day on which Mary was informed that she would be the mother of a highly unique baby, Jesus (known as the Annunciation), occurred on March 25, and this tradition is still observed on that date.The 25th of December is nine months following that day.Others say Christmas is celebrated on this day because it was already well-known in ancient religious ceremonies as the birthday of the sun, which led to its adoption as the official holiday.It was about this time in December that the Winter Solstice, as well as the ancient festival days commemorating the return of the sun known as ‘Saturnalia’ and ‘Dies Natalis Solis Invicti,’ occurred.

While the date of December 25 has been widely accepted as the day of Christmas, this was not the case because Jesus was born on that day.The Bible makes it clear that this is an implausible date for Christ’s birth, and this is supported by historical evidence.Although it is not impossible, it is doubtful that Jesus was indeed born on December 25, as some have speculated.Here are a few of the most important reasons.

We Know That Shepherds Were in the Fields Watching Their Flocks at the Time of Jesus’ Birth

‘She gave birth to her firstborn son,’ according to the Bible’s account.She wrapped Him in cloths and laid Him in a manger because they were unable to get a guest room for the duration of their stay.In addition, there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping an eye on their flocks at night″ (Luke 2:7-8).Shepherds, on the other hand, were not out in the fields in December.

According to Luke’s narrative, Jesus’ birth may have occurred around the summer or early fall.Because Judea is chilly and wet in December, it is likely that the shepherds sought cover for their sheep throughout the night.Shepherds would not have been able to keep an eye on their flocks in the field at night due to the weather conditions.

Jesus’ Parents Came to Bethlehem to Register in a Roman Census

The census or enrollment, which, according to Luke 2:1, served as the impetus for Joseph and Mary’s travel to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, is associated with a decree issued by Augustus that applied to the whole Greek-Roman world at the time.Luke makes a point of distinguishing the census taken at the time of Jesus’ birth as the ″first″ in a series of enrollments associated with either Quirinius or the imperial policy established by the edict of Augustus, and he does so with care.In winter, the census was not conducted due to the low temperatures that frequently fell below freezing and terrible road conditions that existed.It was not possible at this time of year.

Winter Would Be a Difficult Time for Mary to Travel

In order to go from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Mary had to travel a considerable journey of around 70 miles.Traveling such a vast distance during the winter would most likely be particularly tough for Mary, who is expecting her first child.The world in which Mary and Joseph lived was a terrible and dangerous one, one whose severe conditions were not completely documented in the Gospel stories of their trials and tribulations, which are available online.According to James F.

Strange, a New Testament and biblical archaeology professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the writers of the gospels of Matthew and Luke ″are so laconic about the event because they presume the reader would know what it was like.″ ″We have no concept how difficult it was.″ says the author.Because of Mary’s approaching birth, Strange believes that Joseph and Mary would have journeyed no more than 10 kilometers each day.The time of year in which Jesus was born, and more specifically the month in which Jesus was born, continues to be a great source of controversy.Many biblical experts feel that the Bible indicates that Jesus’ birth occurred around the fall of the year as the most plausible timeframe.

Astronomer Dave Reneke proposed in 2008 that Jesus was born during the summer months.According to Reneke, the Star of Bethlehem may have been formed by the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, which resulted in a dazzling light in the night sky.Reneke discovered that this very unusual occurrence occurred on June 17, the year 2 B.C., by using computer simulations.Other experts have asserted that a similar conjunction, this time between Saturn and Jupiter, happened in October of the year 7 B.C., therefore designating Jesus as an autumn child.The biblical account that shepherds were looking over their flocks in the pastures on the night of Jesus’ birth – something that would have been more appropriate for them to perform in the spring rather than the winter – has also led some theologians to speculate that Jesus was born in the spring.The Bible makes no mention of Jesus being born in the middle of winter.

Unfortunately, no one is certain of the precise date of Jesus’ birth.The New Testament writers are not very concerned with the date of Jesus’ birth, but rather with the fact that God the Father has sent His son at precisely the proper time in all of history in order to achieve His rescuing intentions and therefore fulfill His promise.″When the appointed time had fully arrived, God sent His son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so we may be adopted into sonship,″ the apostle Paul declared (Galatians 4:4-5).The Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus traveled into Galilee, announcing the good news of God to the people.

  • ‘The moment has arrived,’ he stated emphatically.
  • It has been brought nearer to the kingdom of God.
  • ″Repent and put your faith in the good news!″ 14-15) (Matthew 1:14-15) While it is interesting to learn about Jesus’ birth from a historical viewpoint, it is theologically useless and has very little significance when looking at the larger picture of the Christian faith.
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When it comes to knowing when something happened, it is less critical than knowing that something happened and why it happened.The Bible is unequivocal on this point.

The Bible’s answer

  • According to these reference books, the Bible does not provide a definite date for the birth of Jesus Christ, indicating that ″the real birth date of Christ is uncertain.″ —From the New Catholic Encyclopedia. According to the Bible, ″the exact day of Christ’s birth remains unknown.″ Early Christian Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopedia of Early Christianity

While the Bible does not explicitly answer the question, ″When was Jesus born?″ it does relate two incidents that occurred around his birth that have led many to believe that he was not born on December 25, as is commonly believed.

Not in winter

  1. The registration process. Caesar Augustus issued an edict shortly before Jesus’ birth, mandating ″the registration of all the inhabited world.″ This occurred shortly before the birth of Jesus. To register, everyone had to go to ″his own city,″ which may take a week or more if they were not already there. (See Luke 2:1-3 for more information.) That decree, which was most likely issued to support taxes and military conscription, would have been unpleasant at any time of year, but it seems doubtful that Augustus would have irritated his countrymen any more by requiring many of them to travel vast distances during the frigid winter months. The sheep, of course. Shepherds ″were forced to live outside and maintain watch over their flocks at all hours of the day and night.″ (See Luke 2:8 for further information.) According to the book Daily Life in the Time of Jesus, flocks were forced to dwell in the open air from ″the week before the Passover″ to the middle of October. This is followed by the statement, ″They spent the winter under cover
  2. therefore from this alone it may be concluded that the conventional date for Christmas, which occurs in the winter, is unlikely to be correct, since the Gospel states that the shepherds were in the fields.″

In early fall

We can determine the date of Jesus’ birth by counting backward from his death on Nisan 14, which occurred in the spring of the year 33 C.E., which occurred on Passover (John 19:14-16) According to Luke 3:23, Jesus was around 30 years old when he began his three-and-a-half-year ministry, which means he was born in the early fall of 2 B.C.E.

Why is Christmas on December 25?

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25 since there is no proof that Jesus Christ was born on that day?What is the significance of this day in the Christian calendar?According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, church officials most likely picked the date ″to correspond with the pagan Roman celebration celebrating the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun,’″ which occurred around the time of the winter solstice.Numerous experts, according to The Encyclopedia Americana, feel that this was done ″in order to make Christianity more significant to pagans who had become Christians.″

When is Jesus’ Actual Birthday?

  • ″For God loves the world so much that He gave His only born Son,″ the Bible says. John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love. One of my husband’s Christian coworkers recently expressed his displeasure with the holiday season and indicated his desire to avoid it. My husband and I, who are devout Christians, are baffled as to why this is happening. The only conclusion we can come to is that his coworker may have made the error of believing that the festival is more about celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ than it is about celebrating the birth of the Roman deity Saturnalia. It’s possible that we’re utterly incorrect, but that appears to be the case. Regardless, the coworker does not think that Jesus’ birthday is on December 25th. And he’s absolutely correct in his assessment. In 336 A.D., Christian Roman Emperor Constantine declared December 25 as Christmas Day for the first time. The reality is that no one knows for certain when Jesus was born in the flesh. Although the Bible does not provide us with this knowledge, this does not deter some people from attempting to discover it. It is believed by some researchers that He was born in the spring, while others believe He was born in the fall, both of which are thought to coincide with a certain Jewish feast. So, which researchers are accurate in their conclusions? When was Jesus’ birth commemorated? When does He celebrate His actual birthday? And, if it isn’t in December, what is the point of celebrating Christmas during the month of December? Most academics begin by attempting to ascertain when Zacharias the priest was doing his responsibilities at the temple in order to pinpoint the date of Jesus’ birth. He would have completed his service just as his wife, Elizabeth, was about to become pregnant. If we can figure out when his division was in action, we can figure out when Elizabeth fell pregnant with their son, John, to an approximate degree. Following that, we may make an educated guess as to when Mary got pregnant with Jesus. This is not a straightforward computation. Let’s start with Zacharias for the time being. The divisions of the temple priests are described in detail in First Chronicles 24:4–19. Their father, Aaron, and their uncle, Moses, served as the leaders of the priesthood. Despite the fact that Aaron had four sons, two of them had perished (Leviticus 10), leaving Eleazar and Ithamar to serve as the heads of the divisions in the camp. Eleazar had sixteen divisions because he had inherited the family birthright after his brothers died, and Ithamar had eight divisions because he had received the family birthright after his brothers died. Following it, a quick calculation reveals that there were twenty-four priest divisions. Not everyone is in agreement on how frequently the divisions should serve in the temple. There is a popular belief that each division served for one week twice a year. Others claim to have served for a total of two weeks every year. Other believers assert that they served one month every two years, citing 1 Chronicles 27:1–15 and Nehemiah 12:1–21 as proof for their claims. The eighth division was named Abijah (1 Chronicles 24:10), and it was this division that Zacharias would later serve in (Luke 1:5). Based on an assumption that priests worked in two-week shifts and that the first division began on the first week in Nisan (March-April), Abijah served throughout the second half of the fourth month (Tammuz), which corresponds to late June or early July in the Jewish calendar. The Bible says that during the reign of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, who belonged to the division of Abijah, who had a wife who was descended from the daughters of Aaron, whose name was Elizabeth. He was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense, which happened while he was fulfilling his priestly duties before God in accordance with the prescribed sequence of his division, as was customary for priests in their position. And a vision of an angel of the Lord appeared to him. When the angel spoke to Zacharias, he was told, ″Do not be frightened, Zacharias, because your plea has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son, whom you will name John.″ His priestly duty came to an end, and he returned to his family in his hometown. Following these events, Elizabeth, his wife, became pregnant.″ 1:5–24 (Luke 1:5–24) Because of the significance of the time period during which Zacharias worked in the temple, we can figure out when Elizabeth became pregnant. According to Luke, her pregnancy began as soon as Zacharias returned home from his missionary work. Six months later, her cousin Mary came to the door and said that she, too, was expecting a child. ″Now Mary awoke in those days and traveled quickly into the hill country to a city in Judah, where she entered the house of Zacharias and welcomed Elizabeth. Because the infant sprang in her womb as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s welcome, she was filled with the Holy Spirit.″ Luke 1:39–41 (KJV) As a result, if Elizabeth became pregnant in July or maybe early August, that implies Mary became pregnant six months later, around the time of the holidays in late January. Add another nine months for Mary’s pregnancy, and the birthday of Jesus will be celebrated in late September or early October, according to the most recent estimates. The Jewish celebration of Sukkot, commonly known as the Feast of Tabernacles, would fall between September and October, making this a good period for Jesus’ birth to take place. The Feast of Tabernacles (also known as Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, or the Feast of Tents) is a seven-day holiday that takes place every year in the Jewish month of Tishrei (September) (September-October). It is also referred to as ″The Season of Joy″ in some circles. A number of things are celebrated and remembered by the Jewish people throughout this holiday, making it the most joyful of all the festivals in their eyes. The Israelites’ time wandering in the desert as Moses led them to the Promised Land
  • how God protected them while they were in the wilderness
  • and how God guided them to the Promised Land.
  • What a blessing God was to them
  • To remind the Jewish people of their reliance on God
  • to remind them that God has chosen to ″tabernacle″ with His people
  • to remind the Jewish people of their reliance on God

According to John 3:16, ″For God so loved the world, that He sent His one and only Son.″ 1 John 3:16 (John 3:16 is the foundational verse of the Christian faith).One of my husband’s Christian coworkers recently expressed his displeasure with the holiday season and indicated his desire to boycott it.It baffles my husband and me, who are devout Christians, why this is happening.

  1. All we can conclude is that his coworker may have made the mistake of believing that the celebration is more about honoring the Roman deity Saturnalia than it is about celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
  2. While we might be absolutely incorrect, the current evidence suggests otherwise.
  3. No matter how you look at it, the coworker does not think that Jesus was born on December 25.
  • and in this case, he’s completely correct.
  • December 25th was initially observed as Christmas Day in 336 AD by Christian Roman Emperor Constantine.
  • However, no one is certain of the exact day on which Jesus was born.
  • Some individuals are still attempting to figure it out even though the Bible does not provide us with that knowledge.
  • Others believe He was born in the fall, while others believe He was born in the spring, both of which are said to coincide with a specific Jewish festival.

In that case, which scientists are accurate?Was Jesus born in the year of our Lord?On what day does He celebrate His actual birthday?

  • Then why do we celebrate Christmas in December if it doesn’t happen in December?
  • Most academics begin by attempting to ascertain when Zacharias the priest was doing his responsibilities in the temple in order to pinpoint the date of Jesus’ conception.
  • He would have completed his service just as his wife, Elizabeth, was about to become a mom.
  • After determining when his division was active, we can make an educated guess as to when Elizabeth got pregnant with the couple’s son, John.
  • As a result, we may make an educated guess as to when Mary started expecting Jesus.
  • In this case, the math is difficult.

Take Zacharias as a starting point.The priestly divisions are described in detail in 1 Chronicles 24:4–19.Their father, Aaron, and their uncle, Moses, served as the priestly leadership.The divisions were headed by Eleazar and Ithamar, despite the fact that Aaron had four sons, two of whom had perished (Leviticus 10).In order to receive the family birthright, Eleazar had sixteen divisions, but Ithamar only had eight divisions because he got the inheritance after his brothers died.

Following it, a quick calculation reveals that there were twenty-four priest divisions in the church.Not everyone is in agreement on how frequently the divisions should be offered in the temple, for example, A common belief is that each division was only required to serve one week twice a year.Many others claim to have served for a total of two weeks a year.Others, however, claim that they served one month every two years, citing 1 Chronicles 27:1–15 and Nehemiah 12:1–21 as support.In 1 Chronicles 24:10, Abijah was sent to the eighth division, which was also the division in which Zacharias would later serve (Luke 1:5).If we believe that the first division began on the first week of the first Jewish month in Nisan (March-April) of the Jewish calendar and that the priests worked in two-week shifts, Abijah would have served during the second half of the fourth month (Tammuz), which would be roughly late June.

  1. The Bible says that during the reign of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, who belonged to the division of Abijah, who had a wife who was descended from the daughters of Aaron, whose name was Elizabeth…
  2. ″ He was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense, which happened while he was fulfilling his priestly duties before God in accordance with the prescribed sequence of his division, as was customary for a priestly function…
  3. And he was visited by an angel of the Lord….
  4. Zacharias was comforted by the angel who told him, ″Do not be frightened, Zacharias, because your plea has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will birth you a son, whom you will name John.″…
  5. His priestly ministry came to an end, and he returned to his home in the Philippines.
  6. This was followed by the pregnancy of Elizabeth, his wife.″ In Luke 1:5–24, the Bible says: Because of the significance of the time period during which Zacharias worked in the temple, we can figure out when Elizabeth fell pregnant.
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According to Luke, her pregnancy began as soon as Zacharias returned home from his missionary assignment.Six months later, her cousin Mary came to the door, revealing that she, too, was expecting a child of her own.″Now Mary awoke in those days and traveled into the hill region in haste to a city in Judah, where she entered the house of Zacharias and welcomed Elizabeth.

″ When Elizabeth heard Mary’s welcome, the infant in her pregnancy sprang out of her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.″ Luke 1:39–41 is a biblical passage.To put it another way, if Elizabeth became pregnant in July or maybe early August, that implies Mary became pregnant six months later, in late January.Then you have to include in nine months for Mary’s pregnancy, and the date for Jesus’ birthdate comes somewhere between late September and early October.The Jewish celebration Sukkot, commonly known as the Feast of Tabernacles, falls between September and October, making this a good period for Jesus’ birth.This seven-day celebration, also known as Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, or the Feast of Tents, is held every year in the Jewish month of Tishrei (which means ″booths″ in Hebrew) (September-October).

Also known as ″The Season of Joy,″ it is a festive time of year.A number of things are celebrated and remembered by the Jewish people on this day, making it the most joyful of all the holidays in their calendar.How God protected the Israelites during their time wandering in the desert while Moses led them to the Promised Land; the Israelites’ time traveling in the desert while Moses led them to the Promised Land
What a blessing God was to them.As a way of reminding the Jewish people of their reliance on God; as a way of reminding them that God has chosen to ″tabernacle″ among His people;

When is Jesus’ Actual Birthday?

″For God loves the world so much that He gave His only born Son,″ the Bible says.John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love.One of my husband’s Christian coworkers recently expressed his displeasure with the holiday season and indicated his desire to avoid it.

  1. My husband and I, who are devout Christians, are baffled as to why this is happening.
  2. The only conclusion we can come to is that his coworker may have made the error of believing that the festival is more about celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ than it is about celebrating the birth of the Roman deity Saturnalia.
  3. It’s possible that we’re utterly incorrect, but that appears to be the case.
  • Regardless, the coworker does not think that Jesus’ birthday is on December 25th.
  • And he’s absolutely correct in his assessment.
  • In 336 A.D., Christian Roman Emperor Constantine declared December 25 as Christmas Day for the first time.
  • The reality is that no one knows for certain when Jesus was born in the flesh.
  • Although the Bible does not provide us with this knowledge, this does not deter some people from attempting to discover it.

It is believed by some researchers that He was born in the spring, while others believe He was born in the fall, both of which are thought to coincide with a certain Jewish feast.So, which researchers are accurate in their conclusions?When was Jesus’ birth commemorated?

  • When does He celebrate His actual birthday?
  • And, if it isn’t in December, what is the point of celebrating Christmas during the month of December?
  • Let’s have a look at one theory.

The Priest Divisions

Most academics begin by attempting to ascertain when Zacharias the priest was doing his responsibilities in the temple in order to calculate Jesus’ birthdate.He would have completed his service just as his wife, Elizabeth, was about to become pregnant.If we can figure out when his division was in action, we can figure out when Elizabeth fell pregnant with their son, John, to an approximate degree.

  1. Following that, we may make an educated guess as to when Mary got pregnant with Jesus.
  2. This is not a straightforward computation.
  3. Let’s start with Zacharias for the time being.
  • The divisions of the temple priests are described in detail in First Chronicles 24:4-19.
  • Their father, Aaron, and their uncle, Moses, served as the leaders of the priesthood.
  • Despite the fact that Aaron had four sons, two of them had perished (Leviticus 10), leaving Eleazar and Ithamar to serve as the heads of the divisions in the camp.
  • Eleazar had sixteen divisions because he had inherited the family birthright after his brothers died, and Ithamar had eight divisions because he had received the family birthright after his brothers died.
  • Following it, a quick calculation reveals that there were twenty-four priest divisions.

Not everyone is in agreement on how frequently the divisions should serve in the temple.There is a popular belief that each division served for one week twice a year.Others claim to have served for a total of two weeks every year.

  • Other believers maintain that they served for one month every two years, citing 1 Chronicles 27:1-15 as evidence as well as Nehemiah 12:1-21 as justification.
  • The eighth division was named Abijah (1 Chronicles 24:10), and it was this division that Zacharias would later serve in (Luke 1:5).
  • Based on an assumption that priests worked in two-week shifts and that the first division began on the first week in Nisan (March-April), Abijah served throughout the second half of the fourth month (Tammuz), which corresponds to late June or early July in the Jewish calendar.

Pinpointing Jesus’ Birthday

The Bible says that during the reign of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, who belonged to the division of Abijah, who had a wife who was descended from the daughters of Aaron, whose name was Elizabeth…He was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense, which happened while he was fulfilling his priestly duties before God in accordance with the prescribed sequence of his division, as was customary for priests in their position…And a vision of an angel of the Lord appeared to him…

  1. When the angel spoke to Zacharias, he was told, ″Do not be frightened, Zacharias, because your plea has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son, whom you will name John.″ His priestly duty came to an end, and he returned to his family in his hometown.
  2. Following these events, Elizabeth, his wife, became pregnant…″ 1:5–24 (Luke 1:5–24) Because of the significance of the time period during which Zacharias worked in the temple, we can figure out when Elizabeth became pregnant.
  3. According to Luke, her pregnancy began as soon as Zacharias returned home from his missionary work.
  • Six months later, her cousin Mary came to the door and said that she, too, was expecting a child.
  • ″Now Mary awoke in those days and traveled quickly into the hill country to a city in Judah, where she entered the house of Zacharias and welcomed Elizabeth.
  • Because the infant sprang in her womb as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s welcome, she was filled with the Holy Spirit.″ Luke 1:39-41 (KJV) So, if Elizabeth became pregnant in July or maybe early August, that implies Mary became pregnant six months later, towards the end of January, based on the dates above.
  • Add another nine months for Mary’s pregnancy, and the birthday of Jesus will be celebrated in late September or early October, according to the most recent estimates.
  • The Jewish celebration of Sukkot, commonly known as the Feast of Tabernacles, would fall between September and October, making this a good period for Jesus’ birth to take place.

Feast of Tabernacles

  • The Feast of Tabernacles (also known as Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, or the Feast of Tents) is a seven-day holiday that takes place every year in the Jewish month of Tishrei (September) (September-October). It is also referred to as ″The Season of Joy″ in some circles. A number of things are celebrated and remembered by the Jewish people throughout this holiday, making it the most joyful of all the festivals in their eyes. In order to remind the Jewish people of their reliance on God, God chose to ″tabernacle″ with His people throughout their time of wandering in the desert as Moses led them to the Promised Land. God also chose to ″tabernacle″ with His people during their time of wandering in the desert.

During the nighttime wanderings of the Israelites through the desert, they slept in tents.As a result, the festival is known as the ″Feast of Tents.″ Due to the fact that God referred to them as ″booths,″ the celebration is frequently referred to as the ″Feast of Booths.″ In modern times, the Jewish people erect sukkot (plural for sukkah) to commemorate the Israelites’ trip through the wilderness.As part of the holiday, they may choose to eat their meals in their sukkah or even sleep there as part of their accommodations.

  1. Aside from the waving of the lulav, the construction of sukkot is the only ceremony that is still performed today.

Feast Rituals

During the Feast of Tabernacles, four rites took place in preparation for the destruction of the Temple by Roman General Titus’ soldiers despite his orders in 70 A.D.

Drink Offering

The Simchat Beit HaShoevah was the first of them (Rejoicing at the Place of Water-Drawing).Each day of Sukkot, water was collected from the Siloam spring in Jerusalem and transported to the Temple, where it was delivered as a drink offering by the priests during a great ritual known as the Nisuch ha-Mayim (Water Offering Ceremony) (the pouring of water).Some academics think this ceremony is based on Isaiah 12:3, which says, ″With pleasure shall you take water from the wells of salvation,″ despite the fact that God did not mandate it.

Waving Lulav

On the second day of the festival, a lulav was waved in the Temple courtyard, marking the beginning of the festivities.According to Leviticus 23:40, a lulav is made up of four different types of fronds that are tied together.The fruit of magnificent trees, palm branches, leafy tree boughs, and willows from the stream are to be taken for yourselves on the first day, and you are to exult before the LORD your God for seven days.

  1. A lulav was waved by participants in a procession around the Temple at one point in time.
  2. On the seventh day, the crowds made their way seven times around the Temple grounds.
  3. Despite the fact that God commanded the waving of the lulav, the procession was not.
Illuminating the Temple

The illumination of the Temple was the subject of the third ceremony.Several large candelabras were lighted in the Court of Women by young Levite boys who poured oil into the candelabras’ basins before lighting the candles.They also made wicks out of old linen that had previously been used by the priests.

  1. They supposedly emitted so much light that people could see the Temple on its hill from miles away because of the candelabras.
  2. Following the lighting of the candelabras, men dancers with torches would take to the stage as an orchestra performed in the background.
  3. It turned into quite the gathering for those in attendance.
  • However, according to Leviticus 23, this was not mandated by God in the first place.
Building Sukkot

The fourth ceremony involved the construction of sukkot, which were occupied by the people for seven days.It is the only religious practice that is based on the Bible.″For seven days, you must live in booths.″ Sukkot (booths) are required for all native Israelites so that future generations may remember that the children of Israel were forced to live in booths when I took them out of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

  1. 23:42-43 (Leviticus 23:42-43) In the Jewish faith, the Feast of Tabernacles was and continues to be a time of great pleasure and celebration.

The Big Connection

You’re probably wondering what the significance of Jesus’ birthday has to do with the Feast of Tabernacles at this point.If Jesus was born around the month of Tishrei (September-October), it is possible that His birthday coincided with or was near to the Feast of Tabernacles.Keeping in mind that the event was held to honor how God ″tabernacled″ with His people during their forty-year journey through the wilderness, It is the most joyful of all the Jewish festivals, and it is celebrated worldwide.

  1. In Jesus’ birth, God has returned to the tabernacle with His people for the first time since the Exodus.
  2. Also keep in mind that Caesar Augustus issued an edict ordering the counting of every adult male in the city.
  3. Even though there is no evidence to support this, we can infer that Caesar arranged the census to coincide with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, because everyone would have been heading to Jerusalem anyhow to celebrate the holiday regardless.
  • Rosh Hashanah was one of three Jewish festivals during which it was necessary to perform rituals in the Temple.
  • Following their devotion in the Temple, Joseph and Mary would have traveled to Bethlehem to be registered with the government.
  • An official census should be conducted between September and October to allow for safe travel before the onset of winter’s severity in the region.
  • God, surely, would not have intended Mary, who was bearing His Son, to be forced to travel ninety miles on the back of a donkey in the dead of the winter to get there.
  • Consequently, one can assume that God orchestrated this date to make it simpler for Mary to go across the country.

When we take all of these things into consideration, it becomes feasible that Jesus’ birthdate occurred during the Feast of Tabernacles in 6 B.C.God had returned to the tabernacle to be with His people once more.

Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday

Now, if the Abijah division served in shifts of one week every two years or one month every two years, all of this idea would be thrown out the window immediately.Furthermore, some academics believe that Jesus’ birth was more likely to have occurred on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, which occurs during the month of Tishrei.The truth is that no one can truly tell when Jesus was born since there is no reliable method of determining this.

  1. Does it really make a difference at the end of the day anyway?
  2. One of my husband’s coworkers believes Christmas is a pagan celebration since it is not genuinely Jesus’ birthday, as he believes it should be.
  3. And it isn’t, but that isn’t the purpose of this discussion.
  • The idea is that it’s critical to remember that Jesus came to earth for us.
  • He has come to live among us.
  • It was He who stepped down from His seat in heaven and took on flesh, enduring the entirety of the human experience alongside us, all for the express goal of rescuing us from sin and death.
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