The synoptic Gospels share his Baptism and 40 days wilderness temptation just before his actual ministry began. John shares in John chapters that Jesus after his baptism in February went 40 days into the wilderness and was tempted and then came back to the river Jordan. It is now Spring time and near Passover time. It is in the beginning of Jesus public ministry. Jesus attends the wedding of Cana in Galilee, spends some a few days in Capernaum and then goes to Jerusalem at Passover time.
Luke says at His baptism he was about 30 years old. His baptism would had to have been in February after which he went 40 days in the wilderness temptation and then came back to Nazareth, Cana. Capernaum and on to Jerusalem. All this in less than couple weeks time. Remember He is 30 years old at this time in the Spring Passover time. If He is 30 ears old at this time and we know he died about 3 and half years later at Passover time then we need to work backwards from Passover time to the months earlier.
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Passover time to months earlier would account for His birth being in the Fall season of the year — not winter. More than likely around the Feast of Tabernacles time.
MY personal opinion from my own observations in the scriptures. Birthdays may not have been celebrated or commemorated as they were later. I read that the tradition among his people was to celebrate the recognition of age for everyone, on the first day of the new year. That maintained a general record of age, but also implied that the celebration of an individual birthdate was not all that important. We are now beginning to understand that God ordained feasts more aptly named rehearsals to prepare His people for significant events in the future. All of the Jewish springtime feasts were fulfilled by Jesus during His life and death.
The fall feasts have yet to find their fulfillment in our timeline. We know that His birth was the fulfillment of prophecy, as outlined by Isaiah and others… but also discerned by Babylonian scholars wisemen who were more than likely dispersed Jews who also studied the prophecies. What we need to be cognizant of is, who he was and what he did while he was here on earth.
May God be with you all! My apologies for any typos I may have made in the earlier post I published! Please stop using C. It has no significance and means absolutely nothing. You should be using the accurate terms B. Now, the date December 25 cannot be and is not a myth. We have much historical evidence supporting this date, and it is not enough to start doubting it simply because it is so far away from our current time today. We should also not try claiming that it is simply a secular holiday for selling gifts or presents; because companies only got their presents and gifts from advertising these gifts as necessary during Christmastime otherwise, no one would both buying them, because a lot of companies make pretty useless toys that are neat but truly pointless for our Salvation.
We should not be too quick to judge our history just because people doubt the Christian religion and want to discredit it. The time Zachariah went to the Holy Temple was in modern calendar today September. It is not at all foolish to assume that nine months later, the Christ-child was born Christ means the chosen one. That would place this date on December That we may doubt our history is not the point. That we should, however, disregard the obvious historical recordings in exchange for our own meager and scantily supported theories, is truly an unscientific, unfair, and unjust way of analyzing history.
The second point here is that Mary was still alive after the death of Christ — If Christianity was just started, do you know how many Christians including the Twelve Apostles of Christ would be fervently asking Mary when was the date she bore her Son into the world?
And how hard do you think it is for a mother to forget the date she bore her only son into the world? Have you ever your mother when you were born, only to realize she forgot? Will she ever forget the day that son was born? Will she forget when he died, especially when his friends and family remember him so clearly and love him so dearly?
Sirs, I ask you not to trust this scholarly work published here. It is not based on the full available history of Christianity.
And he is not a person who knows much about Christianity, let alone about the birth of the One who would redeem the world. By the way, how hard do you think it will be for the Twelve Apostles to forget the birth and death of their own leader, the One Who, with more power, authority, and goodness than anyone they had known before, asked them to carry on the work of Salvation for the entire human race?
Here are some resources for more researching on why December 25 is not in any way a pagan holiday. Are you for real buddy? The gospels were written, at earliest, 30 years after Jesus died.
They contradict themselves all over the place, and give no rational reason to believe they are accurate or true. If you want to just be a believer and go with the Bible as being an historic book, that is your choice, but do not sit here and chastise people that are able to be objective when searching for truth.
People like you are the problem in the world. You operate based on belief and not knowledge. Yeshua was born on Sukkot, The feast of Tabernacles.
This can be found in scripture if you read carefully. Now when He was born the angels rejoiced. I think its ok to celebrate Jesus, an you can celebrate Jesus everday. Its how you do it, whats in your heart, is it purely for the Lord, or do you share it with santa. After all He allowed it to be their. Jer Thus says the Lord: Learn not the way of the [heathen] nations and be not dismayed at the signs of the heavens, though they are dismayed at them, Jer For the customs and ordinances of the peoples are false, empty, and futile; it is but a tree which one cuts out of the forest [to make for himself a god], the work of the hands of the craftsman with the ax or other tool.
Jer They deck [the idol] with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers so it will not fall apart or move around. Jer [Their idols] are like pillars of turned work [as upright and stationary and immobile as a palm tree], like scarecrows in a cucumber field; they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk.
Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it possible for them to do good [and it is not in them]. I would change your source information.
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In the Jewish month of Kislev on the 25th day, begins Chanukah and it ends on the 1st day of the next month, Kislev and Tevit always occur during the cold months of our Gregorian calendar. I understand, from memory, that in very early Christian times, the year began on March 1 and so Dec 25 and Jan 1 would roughly correspond to the two Jewish months. Jesus lay with newborn lambs in the barn——something that would ONLY have occurred during lambing season—april and may.
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I want to thank you for an interesting exposition. I was unaware of this ancient deduction that Jesus was conceived and died on the same day. Why did Jesus nor His parents not care much about The birthday? The intention is to celebrate the birth not the day. S ancient Romans really adulterated the true Christian religion that no one knows d truth.
It is mixed up wt paganism nd demonism feather than d true God. Xtians hav adopted dr own ways nd left d ways of d bible.
Adultery nd fornication is tolerated but not polygny. Jesus is worshipped not d His Father, wealth has replaced love 4 neighbour, miracle has replaced true salvation etc. May God help us! Then God speaks about a day in which He will Redeem mankind who He has created.