December the 25th is definitely not the date Jesus of Nazareth was born. He was not born during the middle of winter; for the shepherds were keeping watch over their flocks by night (Luke 2:8). In Palestine the shepherds always bring their flocks in by mid-October. Here are three good reasons for the fall of the year to be the approximate time of the year for Jesus' birth all from the Bible.
These are proofs from the Bible, that Jesus was born in the fall of the year.
First; his public ministry would start when he was thirty years old (Nu. 4:3), and last three and one half years. His ministry ended at the time of the Passover (John 18:39) that was in the spring. Then going back three and one half years he would have turned thirty in the fall of that year.
Second; he was born six months after John the Baptist. Finding John's approximate time of birth, and adding six months we have Jesus time of birth. Now John's father Zechariah was a priest at the temple in Jerusalem. Each priest had a definite period of the year in which to serve. There were twenty-four of these courses and according to Josephus each course lasted one week. Each priest served a week twice a year and all had to serve the three weeks of Passover, Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles. Zechariah was serving the course of ABIA (Abijah) when he learned his wife by some divine intervention, would give birth to a son (Luke 1:5-13). According to 1Chronicles 24:10, the course of Abijah was the eight in order. That is Iyar 27 to Sivan 5 to us this would be June 1-8. He was obligated to remain another week for Pentecost. After this time his ministry finished. He returned home and his wife conceived (Luke 1:23-24) this being about the middle of June. If we add nine months, John's birth would be in early spring about march. Add to this the six months the younger Jesus was (Luke 1:29-36), and Jesus' birth would be mid-September, again the fall of the year.
Third, Joseph and Mary had gone to Bethlehem to be taxed (Luke 2:1-5). The fall was a logical time for taxes since it was the end of harvest. Also, when they made the trip it was most likely a time of a great feast at Jerusalem because it was crowded (Luke 2:7). Taxation alone would not draw this large a crowd in Bethlehem. Another point is that the law did not require a woman's presence at a taxing. Considering all of this Mary made the journey with Joseph to attend the Feast of Tabernacles that again is in the fall.
You can see from this that Christendumb is dishonest, and have stolen Dec.25 (Their Xmas holiday) from pagans of Roman and Greek worlds to northern Europe (YULE). With other holidays, like June 24 they just subtracted six months from Dec. 25. Then came up with ST.Johnís day (John the Baptist) since he was born six months before Jesus. They even went as far as calling the fire leaping at this time of year (Summer solstice) ST.Johnís fire in Ireland.
Have a Happy Yule Season!
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