Christianity maintains that December 25 is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but IS it? The tradition started in the 4th century and even though many tried to get rid of Christmas as the premier day on many a calendar, the festival clung stubbornly to its position on December 25.
But regardless of tradition, what does the Bible say about the birth of Jesus? Is it possible that the Bible would stay mum on the birth of its most central figure, the Hub around whom the Old and New Testaments of the Bible evolve: Jesus? Upon closer scrutiny, it becomes clear that the Bible is not at all secretive about the birth of Jesus. All that needs to be done is to read the parts around Jesus’ birth in the context of the history of the Law for the Jews and voilà!
THE DATE OF JESUS’ BIRTH