Birthday of Jesus Christ and Christmas Info

When is the birth date of Jesus Christ?

In this Video Information you can find the answer to: when was Jesus Christ born? You can calculate the time when Jesus Christ was born. Based on information from the Bible, Gods Word. Press on the Video to play it:

Maybe especially around the time of Christmas many people might ask, when was Jesus Christ born? When was the birthday of Jesus Christ? Where was Jesus Christ born? Was Jesus Christ born at the time around Christmas? Or similar questions. Is there a way to find out?

Can the Bible help to find out if Jesus Christ is born on Christmas Day?

The Bible is a source of many Informations about Jesus Christ. In the Bible book 2. Timothy it is written: "All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness" (Chapter 3 Verse 16). According to this information from the Bible, the Bible is inspired of God. And in fact, there is many, many proof that the Bible is really the word of God.

God Almighty himself. Who can tell us better when Jesus Christ is born? In God’s word, the Bible, we find information about Jesus Christ for setting things straight about the question if the birthday of Jesus is really on Christmas Day.

Birthday of Jesus Christ not in December

The information in the Bible gives us sound reason for the Conclusion that the birthday of Jesus Christ was really not in December or Christmas Day. Why can we say this? They are several reasons for this conclusion. Here is one:

At Jesus birth shepherds living out of doors at night

The Bible clearly tell us, that at the time of Jesus birth in Bethlehem: "There were also in that same country shepherds living out of doors and keeping watches in the night over their flocks" (The Bible, Luke 2:8). In the area of Bethlehem the Jewish months of Chislev (November/December in our calendar) was a time with cold and rainy weather. December and January, around the time of Christmas, is a time with even the lowest temperatures in the year. Even snow in the Highlands is possible. But the Bible states clearly, that the shepherds were living out of doors, also during the night. The shepherds were not just strolling outside during the day. If you read in the Bible Ezra 10:9, 13 and Jeremiah 36:22, you will know, how unlikely it is, that shepherds and their flocks were living out of doors in the night ("... It is the season of showers of rain, and it is not possible to stand outside...", Ezra 10:13)!

Let's calculate the time of birth of Jesus Christ together

God´s Word, the Bible, tell us exactly the day when Jesus Christ died. Jesus Christ died on Nisan 14 (biblical calendar). This is April 1, 33 (calendar of the Western Hemisphere). According to the Bible Jesus Christ started his special ministry three and a half years earlier at his baptism. So, we can calculate the time of the beginning of Jesus special ministry. When Jesus Christ was baptized, and became the Christ, which means anointed one. When the Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus (Bible Book Luke 3:15-22). Let's calculate that first. Afterwards we can calculate the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. Please calculate: calculate from April 1 (33 CE), 6 months before. You come to what date? It is beginning of October 32 CE. Now calculate three years before, beginning from the start of October 32 CE. Then you come to what date? So, we know exactly and for sure the day when Jesus died: April 1, 33 CE. Also for sure, from Bible prophecy (Bible book of Daniel 9:24-27) we know exactly the time of the special ministry of Jesus Christ: 3 1/2 years. We can calculate from April 1, 33 CE 3 1/2 years backwards and come to the beginning of the special ministry of Jesus Christ and of the baptism of Jesus Christ. What Date do you have? Fall 29 CE, about September-October 29 C.E. (Bible months Ethanim)? That is right.

Birthday of Jesus Christ according to the Bible about 30 years before

Now we know for sure the time when Jesus was baptized and started his special ministry of 3 1/2 years: September-October 29 C.E. When Jesus Christ commenced his special ministry, Jesus was about 30 years old (according to the Bible book Luke 3:23: "Furthermore, Jesus himself, when he commenced [his work], was about thirty years old, being the son, as the opinion was, of Joseph, [son] of He′li,“). Now calculate from about September-October 29 C.E. 30 years before. And remember: there is no Year 0. From September-October 29 C.E. till September-October 1 CE is 28 years. From September-October 1 CE till September-October 1 B.C.E. is only one year (you remember why?). So together we have 29 years. One more year we are coming to the time when Jesus Christ is born in Judea, David's city, which is called Bethlehem (Bible Book Luke 2:4-7). So Jesus Christ was born about September-October 2 B.C.E. in Bethlehem. About 30 years after Jesus was born he began his special ministry (his special work) here on Earth.

Don’t keep this interesting information about Jesus Christ’s birthday for yourself

Now you know, that the birthday of Jesus Christ was not at Christmas time. But about September-October 2 B.C.E. in Bethlehem. Now you can even show to other people, that Jesus Christ was clearly not born at Christmas. And do you know what? Now, with this little information, you know more as many, many people in the world. And maybe you know some people, who would like to know, what you (now) know. So, don't keep this interesting information for yourself.

And before, read the following interesting Information about Christmas: what is the origin of Christmas? Why do so many people celebrate Christmas as the birthday of Jesus Christ; when Jesus is not born at Christmas? What is with the customs on Christmas, are the customs on Christmas Christian?

Christmas Origin, Christmas history: What origin does Christmas have? Why is Christmas celebrated?

The reason why the birthday of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Christmas is not based on the Scriptures: “The observance of Christmas is not of divine appointment, nor is it of N[ew] T[estament] origin. The day of Christ’s birth cannot be ascertained from the N[ew] T[estament], or, indeed, from any other source. The fathers of the first three centuries do not speak of any special observance of the nativity.”-Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1981 reprint), by John McClintock and James Strong, Volume II, page 276.

Encyclopedia Americana about Christmas: “The reason for establishing December 25 as Christmas is somewhat obscure, but it is usually held that the day was chosen to correspond to pagan festivals that took place around the time of the winter solstice, when the days begin to lengthen, to celebrate the ‘rebirth of the sun.’ . . . The Roman Saturnalia (a festival dedicated to Saturn, the god of agriculture, and to the renewed power of the sun), also took place at this time, and some Christmas customs are thought to be rooted in this ancient pagan celebration.”—(1977), Vol. 6, p. 666.

New Catholic Encyclopedia: “The date of Christ’s birth is not known. The Gospels indicate neither the day nor the month . . . According to the hypothesis suggested by H. Usener . . . and accepted by most scholars today, the birth of Christ was assigned the date of the winter solstice (December 25 in the Julian calendar, January 6 in the Egyptian), because on this day, as the sun began its return to northern skies, the pagan devotees of Mithra celebrated the dies natalis Solis Invicti (birthday of the invincible sun). On Dec. 25, 274, Aurelian had proclaimed the sun-god principal patron of the empire and dedicated a temple to him in the Campus Martius. Christmas originated at a time when the cult of the sun was particularly strong at Rome.”—(1967), Vol. III, p. 656.

The Story of Christmas: “In the middle of this period of general gaiety, there was a day set aside for special reverence to the sun whose apparent rebirth on the Winter Solstice had originally provided the excuse for all these widespread pagan jollifications. This day was known as Dies Solis Invicti Nati, the Day of the Birth of the Unconquered Sun, and it fell on what corresponds to 25 December in our calendar.”

The celebration further traced back to ancient Babylonia: There the people worshiped the sun-god Shamash. Historian Pimlott in The Englishman’s Christmas: “Uncanny parallels to Christmas customs occur in the New Year celebrations of Babylon”

"…Christmas was born"

It is interesting, what the magazine U.S. Catholic of December 1981, page 32, notes: “It is impossible to separate Christmas from its pagan origins.” The magazine further states: “The Romans’ favorite festival was Saturnalia, which began on December 17 and ended with the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun’ (Natalis solis invicti) on December 25. Somewhere in the second quarter of the fourth century, savvy officials of the church of Rome decided December 25 would make a dandy day to celebrate the birthday of the ‘sun of righteousness.’ Christmas was born.”

Are the customs at Christmas Day connected with Christ Jesus?

No. Most of the customs related to Christmas Day are not genuine Christian customs, as the following Encyclopedia states: “Most of the Christmas customs now prevailing in Europe, or recorded from former times, are not genuine Christian customs, but heathen customs which have been absorbed or tolerated by the Church. . . . The Saturnalia in Rome provided the model for most of the merry customs of the Christmas time.”-Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics (Edinburgh, 1911), edited by James Hastings, Volume III, pages 608, 609.

The celebration further traced back to ancient Babylonia: There the people worshiped the sun-god Shamash. Historian Pimlott in The Englishman’s Christmas: “Uncanny parallels to Christmas customs occur in the New Year celebrations of Babylon”

Dr. Conway in his book Ancient Italy and Modern Religion about the Saturnalia, which commenced on December 17th and lasted until the 24th: „Ordinary life was by common consent turned topsy-turvy; people gave up serious occupations, and when they were not feasting at one another’s houses, they roamed about the streets calling to one another ‘Io Saturnalia’ just as we say ‘Merry Christmas’ . . . You were expected at this festival to make some present to all your friends”

The Encyclopedia Americana states: “During the Saturnalia . . . feasting prevailed, and gifts were exchanged.” (1977, Vol. 24, p. 299)

Christmas was outlawed

Likely because of the pagan origins of Christmas, there was also a time in some areas in the world when Christmas was outlawed. The World Book Encyclopedia (1982) observes under “Christmas”: “During the 1600’s . . . Christmas was outlawed in England and in parts of the English colonies in America.”

Christmas: how does Jesus Christ think about it? What guidlines about the celebration of Christmas can we find in the Bible?

The Bible in Ephesians 5:10, 11: “Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord; and quit sharing with them in the unfruitful works that belong to the darkness, but, rather, even be reproving them.”

The Bible in 2. Corinthians 6:14-18: “What fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Be´lial? Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? . . . ‘“Therefore get out from among them, and separate yourselves,” says Jehovah, “and quit touching the unclean thing”’; ‘“and I will take you in, . . . and you will be sons and daughters to me,” says Jehovah the Almighty.’”

The Bible speaks about the false religion (Religion, which worship God in a wrong way). People in the false religion should go out. We can find a good reason to go out of any false religion in the Bible book of Revelation: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.” (The Bible, Revelation 18:4)

What example do we have in the early Christians? Did Early Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Professor Ferguson in The Religions of the Roman Empire about the Birthday of Jesus Christ: “The early Christians did not celebrate the birthday of Jesus; it was unrecorded.”

The World Book Encyclopedia states: “Christmas is the day on which Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ...The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom.”

Interesting is also what the book "The Making of the Modern Christmas, by Golby and Purdue" writes about the birth of Jesus Christ: “Early Christians did not celebrate the birth of Christ. Birthdays in themselves were associated with pagan practices; the Gospels say nothing about the actual date of Christ’s birth.”

More information about Christmas

Read more information about Christmas and the question: "When was Jesus Christ born? When is the birthday of Jesus Christ? Is Jesus Christ born on Christmas?" Commendable webpages are:http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/when-was-jesus-born/ . And http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/bible-about-christmas/ .

A Bible study can help to understand useful information's and prophecies

In the Bible we can find very useful, helpful information‘s. Also we can find many Prophesies about Jesus Christ. Some prophecy about Jesus Christ is very easy to understand and very, very clear. And some prophecy about Christ Jesus you can clearly understand with some insight. For example the following prophecy about Jesus Christ in Daniel 9:24-27. Can you calculate from the following prophecy about Jesus Christ (and reliable history information), when Jesus should appear as Messiah (Messiah means Christ)? How long the special ministry of Jesus Christ would take? When Jesus Christ should finish of sin by being cut off, with nothing for himself? And with that provide the needed ransom for mankind? If not, why not make an study of the Bible with someone who can tell you, explain you, what you don't understand so easily? Look for example this video about a Bible study for free. This Bible study is from Christian religion. And gives really very much insight in the Bible. Really commendable.

So, here comes the prophecy of Jesus Christ. Look if you understand it very clearly or not: Daniel 9:24-27: "24 “There are seventy weeks that have been determined upon your people and upon your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, and to finish off sin, and to make atonement for error, and to bring in righteousness for times indefinite, and to imprint a seal upon vision and prophet, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. 25 And you should know and have the insight [that] from the going forth of [the] word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Mes·si′ah [the] Leader, there will be seven weeks, also sixty-two weeks. She will return and be actually rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in the straits of the times. 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Mes·si′ah will be cut off, with nothing for himself. “And the city and the holy place the people of a leader that is coming will bring to their ruin. And the end of it will be by the flood. And until [the] end there will be war; what is decided upon is desolations. 27 “And he must keep [the] covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease. “And upon the wing of disgusting things there will be the one causing desolation; and until an extermination, the very thing decided upon will go pouring out also upon the one lying desolate.”"

Did you understand everything very clearly? Can you calculate the dates and answer the questions before the prophecy. If not, why not learn to understand easily and clearly all what the Bible really teach? It is really fascinating and interesting what the Bible, God's Word, has to say to you and all mankind. For a little better understanding of the prophecy: Messiah is the Hebrew word for Christ. Christ is an Greek word and means in English anointed one. The weeks are years of weeks (one week = 7 years).

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Bible Scriptures

(Ezra 10:9) So all the men of Judah and Benjamin collected themselves together at Jerusalem within three days, that is, in the ninth month on the twentieth [day] of the month, and all the people kept sitting in the open place of the house of the [true] God, shivering because of the matter and on account of the showers of rain. (Ezra 10:13) However, the people are many, and it is the season of showers of rain, and it is not possible to stand outside; and the business will not take one day or two, for we have rebelled to a great extent in this matter. (Jeremiah 36:22) And the king was sitting in the winter house, in the ninth month, with a brazier burning before him.

(Luke 3:15-22) Now as the people were in expectation and all were reasoning in their hearts about John: “May he perhaps be the Christ?” 16 John gave the answer, saying to all: “I, for my part, baptize YOU with water; but the one stronger than I am is coming, the lace of whose sandals I am not fit to untie. He will baptize YOU people with holy spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing shovel is in his hand to clean up his threshing floor completely and to gather the wheat into his storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with fire that cannot be put out.” 18 Therefore he also gave many other exhortations and continued declaring good news to the people. 19 But Herod the district ruler, for being reproved by him concerning He•ro′di•as the wife of his brother and concerning all the wicked deeds that Herod did, 20 added also this to all those [deeds]: he locked John up in prison. 21 Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized and, as he was praying, the heaven was opened up 22 and the holy spirit in bodily shape like a dove came down upon him, and a voice came out of heaven: “You are my Son, the beloved; I have approved you.”

(Luke 2:4-7) Of course, Joseph also went up from Gal′i•lee, out of the city of Naz′a•reth, into Ju•de′a, to David’s city, which is called Beth′le•hem, because of his being a member of the house and family of David, 5 to get registered with Mary, who had been given him in marriage as promised, at present heavy with child. 6 While they were there, the days came to the full for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her son, the firstborn, and she bound him with cloth bands and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the lodging room.

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