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Is Jesus's birthday in December 25 or June 17?

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Actually no one knows exactly when Jesus' birthday is. The Bible doesn't say. We celebrate His birthday on December 25, but that was actually because the church wanted a Christian holiday at that time, because there used to be a pagan festival around that time.

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you may want to go back and read the bible again!
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I heard its actually on June 17
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Angelfire is correct. The exact date is not known. :)
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@Number1- actually if you read your bible the Gospel of Luke indicates a date of birth around mid-September.
Shouldn't you believers know that about your own religion?
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Hi skeptikitten.....number 1? Chuckle. You have an amazing memory. You must be referring to my previous profile name of FirstBorn. How do you do that? Wait till you get to be 60 though. Lol
I am not aware of an "exact" date being specified. As far as I know, the date can be pinned down to an approximate time line.
Hey, since you're here, let me wish you Happy Holidays and a great 2013! :)
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Skeptikitten........Lol....oh, now I see the NumberOne that you were commenting too. My bad!
Merry Christmas to you. :)
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Heh, no problem. And I don't think I'll mind 60 when it comes- my mom seems to be having a great time. Cottage in the Finger Lakes, hanging out in wineries for retirement, new grandkid.
As for dates, of course the exact can't be pinned down. However, if one calculated from the information in the Gospel of Luke, one could nail it to a few weeks. In it, John the Baptist is said to be born six months before Jesus. It also tells that John was conceived when his father Zacharias returned from his duties at the course of Abijah. From history and 1 Chronicles, we know how long those courses took in the Judaic priesthood and when they were celebrated. This puts John's birth in mid-March, leaving Jesus to be born in mid-September. While there's enough leeway in those dates and average gestation to have it be plus or minus two weeks either end, you'd still never get past mid-October at the latest.

And Happy Holidays to you, as well. :)
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Thankyou so much and thankyou also for your comment. Appreciate it. :)
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Dec 25

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Actually,Jesus's birthday is on Christmas of Dec.25th

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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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Yep- if Jesus had existed he would have been born in the fall, mid-September according to the Gospel of Luke.
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It's on Christmas -__-

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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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No it wasn't. Shouldn't believers know that about their own religion?
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December 25th. Why?

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I heard its on June 17, a.d. 0
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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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And there's no such thing as "AD 0". There is no year zero in the AD/BC or BCE/CE systems. It goes from 1 BC to 1 AD.

Also, if Jesus had been born the Gospels indicate it would have been 4 BC.
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Really, I heard that They never wrote down what Jesus's Birthday was... So.. They came up with Christmas, December 25th to honor and celebrate it.

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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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Whats a pagan catholic? Im sorry, i just wrote what i heard in history....
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his birthday is on Christmas day, this is why some people have nativity scenes somewhere in their house. It is in remembrance of his birth

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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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He was born in March. but that was a few centuries ago. Along asbout 100o years ago he forgot when his birthday was and asked a Saint, he reassigned the 25th of Dec to JC as his opirthday so that is when we party down about the Birthday thing of our lord and salvador

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Christmas

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Dec.25 where did June 17 come from?

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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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Indeed- if Jesus had existed, the Gospel of Luke indicates he would have been born mid-September.
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In what manner does it suggest that?
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It states that Jesus was born six months after John the Baptist. It also states John was conceived right after his father Zacharias returned form his priestly duties in the Course of Abijah. Between historical record and 1 Chronicles 24, we know when that course was in the Judaic calendar and how long it lasted, meaning we can calculate the time of John's birth to mid-March. This means Jesus would have been born mid-September, between the 16th and the 29th.
In addition, the Roman census was conducted in the fall after Harvest (not that the census story in the Gospels lines up with reality- no one had to return to town of origin and only heads of households were counted), and no shepherd would be watching flocks in the fields in midwinter.
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its always been on Christmas sweet cheeks

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I heard its on 6-17-0 AD
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Who on the planet or in the universe told you that?
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read the bible
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Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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that's the truth.
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Actually, Rosie, if you read the bible you'd know that the Gospel of Luke indicates he was born in the fall. Mid September to be more precise.
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December 25... That's the point of Christmas is because of his birthday. :-)

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Nope. The early church superimposed their beliefs on the existing pagan solstice celebrations to get converts. If Jesus had existed, he would have been born in the fall.
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Dec. 25th is the day that Jesus' birthday is celebrated, but the actual date is not known...too many calendar changes in the last 2100yrs.

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Most archeo anthropologists believe it was April 23.
Catholics took the Pagan holiday Dec 25( winter solstice) so when the pagans celibrated they could tell them "see you're celibrating jesus' birthday'....... aren't you a good little pagan catholic."

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The 6th month June is when the angle spoke to Mary and said she was with child so she that would make her being pregnant some time in may so the 25 of dec would be about 9 months at his birth luke 1:26-38

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No, the Gospel states that the angel spoke to Mary when ELIZABETH was in her sixth month of pregnancy, not the sixth month of the year. In addition, June WASN'T the sixth month until the 1800s. Our calendar system was only in use after the 900s, and until the 1800s the New Year was celebrated in March.
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You are fighting a loosing cause. If it is of any consolation, I agree with you...Jesus was not born on December 25. I find it silly to think that shepherds would be tending flocks or wise men would be going on a long journey at that time of year. Whenever the birth was nobody knows but the Christains did have the sense to superimpose it on a pagan holiday.
For Christains it is not so important the date of its happening but the fact that it did happen. Why rain on their celebration?

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When do you think you should tend flock they need it most in the winter when there's no grass so they abandon there flock in the winter
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Flocks were yarded and fed near stables as today... not foraging the countryside.
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Upon further examination, I confess that I was wrong. December conditions in that area are conducive to herding flocks away from home. I regret any misconceptions I have made and concede to the possibility of the birth being on December 25.
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Mine is June 17. Jesus is Dec. 25

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No one knows when his birthday is. But it is celebrated on December 25th because it coincides with a Pagan holiday.

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Actually, if Jesus had existed he would have been born in mid-September according to the Gospel of Luke. It states that he was born six months after John the Baptist, who would have been born in mid-March since the Gospel states he was conceived after his father Zacharias returned from his priestly duties in the Course of Abijah.

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It has become common Knowledge that Jesus was not born on dec 25th. The church saw that the pagans worshiped the Sun god on the 25th, so they saw the chance to covert pagans into there their religion, by changing the title of the birth celebration of the Son of God, and to conform to the pagans standards rather then God's standards. The first century Christians did not even celebrate birthdays, do to their pagan origin, and on top of that Jesus never commanded his followers to celebrate his birth, he told his true followers to preach throughout the world, follow his examples, to love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself, remember his death, and many other things.

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Many have opinions but no one really knows for certain when Jesus exact birthday was. Probably not on Dec 25th (not as late as July either), but that was the date chosen almost 2000 years ago by Romes first Christian Emperor to celebrate it and that date has stuck for all this time.

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Jesus was not born on December, there is no such date in the Bible. The New Catholic Encyclopedia says "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.

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No one knows when he was born.

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