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.
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
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."
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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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?
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.
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.
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.