According to Luke, the couple traveled from Nazareth, where they lived, to Bethlehem, Joseph’s home town, and it was there that the baby Jesus was born. Thus it is more likely, he said, that Jesus was born sometime between late July and early October.
The Roman Christian historian Sextus Julius Africanus dated Jesus ‘ conception to March 25 (the same date upon which he held that the world was created), which, after nine months in his mother’s womb, would result in a December 25 birth .
This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus , with AD counting years from the start of this epoch and BC denoting years before the start of the era. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar in the world today.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most theologians assume a year of birth between 6 and 4 BC.
Dec . 25 is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus’s birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year when Mary was said to have given birth to him in Bethlehem. The earliest Christians did not celebrate his birth. 25 became known as Jesus’s birthday .
The birth of Christ may be the most famous Bible story of all, reprised annually in nativity scenes across the world each Christmas: Jesus was born in a stable , because there was no room at the inn.
“to give up one’s very self – to think only of others – how to bring the greatest happiness to others – that is the true meaning of Christmas .”
Historians have never included a year zero . This means that between, for example, 1 January 500 BC and 1 January AD 500, there are 999 years : 500 years BC, and 499 years AD preceding 500. In common usage anno Domini 1 is preceded by the year 1 BC, without an intervening year zero .
The Roman year originally had ten months , a calendar which was ascribed to the legendary first king, Romulus. Tradition had it that Romulus named the first month , Martius, after his own father, Mars, the god of war.
Mary is almost always decked out in blue , while Jesus typically wears red. Throughout history, blue has been considered a sacred and valuable hue.
Jesus does not have a last name. Last names were not common in those times. Christ is not a name, but a title. Christ means “anointed” or “Messiah”, so Jesus became the “ Christ ” or “Messiah” when he got baptized at the age of 30.
With the story of the birth of Christ coinciding with this date, many Christian symbols for Christ use the astrological symbol for Pisces, the fishes. The figure Christ himself bears many of the temperaments and personality traits of a Pisces, and is thus considered an archetype of the Piscean.