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When Was Jesus Born?

When Was Jesus Born? This is a legitimate question. We have grown up with December 25th as the time we celebrate Christmas. And I imagine this date will remain constant.

But what is the truth?

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The following is an excerpt from What’s True About Christmas.

The birth of Jesus is celebrated on December 25th, but the actual birth is now believed to have been September 11, 3 BC[1] (Tishri 1 or Feast of Tabernacles). There are many reasons for this date, and I will be covering some if not all of them. The purpose for this is not to do away with Christmas, an unlikely event, but to bring knowledge to the table so that when we celebrate Christmas we do so with a true understanding of our Savior’s birth and of the events surrounding it.

In the truthinscripture.net article that I researched, one of the reasons for this date is that Tishri 1 (see Ancient Jewish Calendar) is the first day of the new year (Civil year).

Also, in Revelation 12:1-6 we have a future event taking place. But scholars have noticed that in verse 6 it reads, ‘And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place…’.

Because of the word ‘hath’ it is believed that verses 1-6 describe the birth of Christ[2]. Too deep for this book, but the evidence points to a period between August 27th and September 15th. And further evidence points to September 11th between 6:18 pm (sunset) and 7:39 pm (moonset). This is a worthwhile study for someone who truly wants to know and understand when our Savior was born. This date is also interesting since it is the same date that the World Trade Center was destroyed.

Any significance? Perhaps Satan wanted to hide the fact that the date was Jesus’ birth date. However, that is just speculation, but I thought it interesting.

There is additional evidence regarding the Magi that will be touched upon in the chapter The Magi.

The year 3 BC aligns itself with other scriptures, such as Luke 2:1-5, which says,

‘And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.’

The Roman king Augustus Caesar announced a taxation during the second governorship of Syria which was of Cyrenius. This taxation was also a time of registration when people would proclaim their oath of allegiance to Rome.[3] This then is why Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem.

Further, Bethlehem was only 6 miles from Jerusalem where Joseph would be required to visit in two weeks after Jesus’ birth for the Feast of Tabernacles, which commemorated the 40-year long sojourn of the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. All Jewish men were required by Jewish law to attend the Feast of Tabernacles.

While the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem was a mere 70 miles, the mode of travel made it much more difficult than it would be today. It is likely that he had a donkey upon which Mary rode since she was now in her ninth month. How many hours or days it took we are not told. But traveling on foot with her riding on a donkey and in her ninth month suggests it could have taken at least four days, possibly more. It would have been very hard on her.

But when they finally arrived and saw the crowds, Joseph realized with a sickening reality they would have a problem finding a place to live. He stopped and looked at Mary, who was obviously in pain.

“Stay here while I step aside to pray,” he said.

She watched as he made his way to a nearby tree where he knelt and prayed. While he sought God’s guidance, she looked at the small city. It was her first time ever visiting Joseph’s ancestral home of Bethlehem.

The sight of the small village overflowing with people was discouraging. But it was the odor that touched her nostrils that was truly depressing.

The smell consisted of a mixture of sheep dung, human sweat, and meals being prepared. The combination made her a little nauseous.

Joseph returned.

“We shall go in and seek a room. Perchance God has prepared a place for us.”

She nodded and they continued into the city.

That excerpt should have given you some food for thought. The book goes on to talk about the shepherds, the sheep, and the nativity scene itself. It is available on Amazon in both print and eBook. If you want it for Christmas then the eBook is the purchase to make. If you simply want it and don’t care about the arrival date, then you might consider the print version.

Speaking of which, the print version can also be purchased at T&R Bookstore where all our books are discounted. Grab yourself a copy and learn more about Christmas! This book may not answer all questions, but it will answer the date of  His birth, and much more!

Have a Blessed Christmas!

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Below are some links you may want to check out.


[1]truthinscripture.net/2017/01/02/jesus-birth-feast-of-trumpets/

[2]truthinscripture.net/2016/12/28/jesus-birth-astronomical-zodiacal-references/

[3]truthinscripture.net/2017/01/05/jesus-birth-roman-history/

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Reflections on Experience Bethlehem

I have decided to share with you some reflections on Experience Bethlehem which our church performed this past weekend. The first thought is the powerful response of our community. Originally scheduled for 4 performances per night on Friday and Saturday night. Because of the community interest it was expanded to Thursday night and 3 additional performances.

The Lord provided nice weather, we were performing within a thousand seat tent, that added to the overall success. In addition to that was the involvement of our people. We are a small church of a little over 100 members and some 80 members were involved as actors, and support personnel such as Parking Lot, Welcome Center, Props, Costumes, and more. That was awesome.

We will explore more on the other side of the break.

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The presentation from start to finish was special. I think everyone involved was touched. It wasn’t just a play, but the story of Jesus’ birth, life, and death. Usually lost in our modern society’s commercialized Christmas celebrations, the story of Jesus’ birth, life, and death is a powerful reminder of God’s love for mankind!

We live in a world where we have an aggressive Russian dictator, a weak President, rioting in our cities across the nation, media mayhem, and a general turning away from God. But God still rules, and He still loves us. So, it is important that we pause and remember what God did for us.

Being a Christian has rarely been popular. We have a world of history of persecution that attests to that fact. But having a God Who loves us, and the Son of God Who loved us enough to die for us, helps us live for Him and serve Him.

It is easy to forget that the Babe in the manger grew up to die on cross for our sins and rose 3 days and 3 nights later Victor over sin and death! He now sits on the right hand of God the Father and intercedes on our behalf!

Another important fact brought out in the play was that although Jewish priests and Roman soldiers were physically involved in the death of our Savior, it was Christ who dismissed His spirit because man could not kill God. He had to do it as seen in Luke 23:45-46.

Experience Bethlehem captured the true meaning of Christmas and resulted in many people making decisions for Christ, including salvation. Many of the visitors who walked the streets of Bethlehem expressed their thanks.

The play expresses visually what my book, What’s True About Christmas, does in a literary way. Christmas is so much more than a nativity scene. As pointed out in my book, the nativity scene only tells part of the story.

The true story began before the foundations of the world were laid. God knew that man (Adam) would sin and would need a Savior. God also knew He would send His Son Jesus Christ to be the Savior, that Jesus would pay for our sins with His life, and rise again triumphant over sin and death!

I hope that as we draw closer to the celebration of His birth, that likely occurred in September of 3 B.C., that we look to Him for salvation, guidance, strength, and joy.

If you would like to see a video of Experience Bethlehem, click here.

Have a Blessed Christmas!

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What Do We Know About Christmas?

What do we know about Christmas? You might be surprised by such a question, but the truth is that some factors we tend to accept about Christmas are not really true. Traditions have grown up that have replaced facts. I am not talking about Santa Claus which is a fiction we all understand as fictional. But there are some traditions that obscure our understanding of the real meaning of Christmas and what it is all about.

So, what’s true about Christmas?

That question became the title of my latest book, What’s True About Christmas? This is a short (less than 150 pages) nonfiction book that examines Christmas and the traditions associated with it. It is a book that takes a closeup view of the traditional Nativity scene, examining the various aspects of that scene.

When you do that, you discover that while some of the factors are biblically based, others are traditional. But uncovering the truth brings the Nativity alive!

We will explore these factors more on the other side of the break.

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If you are like us, you like the bright lights of Christmas as well as the various Christmas displays. But in the world that we live in we tend to accept as fact certain ideas and/or beliefs about Christmas that may not be true.

In writing the book I have tried to research both biblical and secular sources to address the Nativity scene and its various components, plus additional factors. Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Birth of Jesus
  • Gifts
  • Magi
  • Manger
  • Shepherds

It was an interesting and exciting book for me to research. One topic, the birth of Jesus, was particularly interesting to me. I have known for some time, and you probably have also known, that Jesus was not born on December 25th. That date is more associated with pagan celebrations than anything having to do with His birth. But that leaves another question, when was He born? Do we know? Does the Bible tell us or at least hint at it?

The answer may surprise you.

The result of the research was a deeper understanding and appreciation for our Christmas celebration. In this day and age of commercialism, it is refreshing to learn the truths associated with this holiday. Truths

The book is now available as an eBook and a print book on Amazon.com, plus the print book is available at a discounted price at our bookstore T&R Independent Books.

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