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Jesus’ Birth Date & Month – September 11 or December 25?
Despite the fact that December 25 is observed as Jesus Christ’s birthday by the majority of Christians, few people in the first two centuries of the Christian era claimed to know the precise day or year of his birth. The first known account of a Christmas celebration is discovered in a Roman almanack, which describes a Christ’s Nativity event organized by the Roman Catholic Church in 336 AD. The exact reason why Christmas came to be observed on December 25 is unknown, although the majority of researchers agree that the holiday began as a Christian replacement for pagan rituals of the winter solstice.
Some scholars believe Jesus was born on Sept. 11, 3 B.C., when the stars were in conjunction. According to Dr. Carl Baugh of the Creation Science Museum in Texas, the star alignment was so that Jupiter, Venus, and Regulus all appeared together on that date. Therefore, Baugh concludes that Jesus was born on the Feast of Trumpets, September 11. Bible Codes also confirm the September 11 birth date for Jesus. Proverbs 15 states, “Holiday of Nativity, 1 Tishri 3759,” Sept. 11, 3 B.C.
Jupiter’s “crowning effect” on the King star Regulus
Astronomers have long known Regulus, a bright star in the constellation Leo. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky and was thought to be a royal star, linked to the conception of kings, the birth of a king, and rulership. But the true significance of this star is not clear. Jupiter’s crowning effect on Regulus was first noticed in ancient times but not fully understood until the discovery of the planetary alignment.
Its rotation speeds are much faster than the Sun, with a surface speed of about 700,000 mph. This rapid rotation imposes stresses that distort the star’s shape, and an increase of 15% of its speed would cause it to tear itself apart. Astronomers are still debating the exact causes of this rapid rotation. Even so, the King star has three minor companions, including the brightest star of Leo, the brightest of all.
In 3 B.C.E., the planet Jupiter joined the star Regulus in the constellation Leo. The star’s association with the Jewish Messiah would have seemed particularly powerful for ancient astrologers. They may have been wondering about the significance of Jupiter’s crowning effect on the star. And, if this were true, then Jupiter and Regulus were indeed signs of the Jewish Messiah.
Venus’ conjunction with Regulus
The significance of this event is difficult to ignore. Jupiter and Venus are two of the most prominent stars in the night sky. During Jesus’ birthday, these two planets were close to each other. The conjunction is especially significant since Venus and Jupiter are associated with kingship and fertility. Historically, the birth of Jesus took place in the constellation Leo, which the Old Testament associates specifically with the Jewish people. The proximity of Venus and Jupiter to the brightest star in Leo during Jesus’ birthday may have inspired the Wise Men to come to Jerusalem for their Savior’s birth.
A similar event occurred in astrology in early Christianity. In September, the stars Jupiter and Venus appeared to collide. The two stars appeared as one star but were two separate planets. The heavenly bodies represented the Father and the Mother. In astrology, these stars were called the “Star of Bethlehem.”
These planets are usually in the same constellation. However, Venus’ conjunction with Regulus on Jesus’ birthday date, September 11, is unusual because it occurs on the New Moon of Tishri, the Day of Trumpets. The New Moon of Tishri, the day of Jesus’ birth, coincides with the planetary conjunction of the Sun, Jupiter, and Regulus. Therefore, the star clusters in Virgo are very close together.
Gabriel’s visit to Mary
When the angel Gabriel came to visit the virgin Mary in Nazareth six months before Jesus’ birth, she eagerly anticipated the birth of the Christ child. Though a virgin, she had already been pledged to her betrothed, Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel, a messenger angel from heaven, told Mary, “Greetings, you who are highly favored of the Lord.”
The angel Gabriel appears to Mary throughout the New Testament on Jesus’ birthday. Mary’s question has caused intense debate over its historical accuracy. Some scholars think Luke invented the question; others believe it was inserted into the text as a literary device. Regardless of how it was added to the Bible, the answer is logical: Mary understood the significance of the message Gabriel was delivering to her. It was meant to take place soon before Mary would marry Joseph. Being a virgin would be a logical obstacle since the prophet Isaiah 7:14 states that only virgins would bear Messiah.
According to the Bible, Gabriel’s visit to Mary on Jesus’ birth is an occurrence that cannot be explained by science or human science. The angel’s visit to Mary on Jesus’ birthday is recorded in the gospel of Luke. While a virgin is not required for conception, the virgin birth is likely a significant event in the life of Jesus. While there may be many explanations for why this happened, this is one of the more compelling ones.
Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth
The gospel writers are more interested in theology than chronology, so their best guess for Jesus’ birth date is September 11. According to the first-century calendar, the year’s first week in late March or early June. Elizabeth was pregnant soon after an angel appeared to Zechariah in the Temple, and Mary was pregnant six months later. So the September date makes sense, as shepherds were in the fields tending their flocks. Moreover, it is cold enough in the Judean foothills outside Bethlehem to receive snowfall.
Similarly, Matthew 1:23 says the virgin will give birth to a son, whom she will name Emmanuel (God with us), but the implication here is that the child was born when Jesus was already a toddler. While some Bible scholars believe the birth of Jesus occurred in the middle of December, others believe that his birth was more likely during the Feast of Tabernacles in September. This is because the sheep would still be in the fields overnight, travel to Judea was easy, and God was present in the holy land.
This account is fascinating since it shows Jesus as the firstborn son of the parents. It does not necessarily mean that Mary had other sons; it is simply a legal description. In addition, the birth of Jesus may be a reference to the birth of Solomon, another great king, who was laid in a manger. In this case, the manger could be a reference to Is 1:3 LXX.
Did Jesus come on September 11? Is it possible to find a Bible verse indicating that Jesus was born that day? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” The Greek word for “wonder” in verse one means a sign. God says that there would be a sign in the heavens when Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ. When the ancient Zodiac was used, the signs represented characteristic traits of Jesus, such as his ministry and kingship.
Revelation 12:11 mentions a woman in the womb, a reference to Mary, which represents fidelity to God. The woman is a metaphor for the church that has fallen away from fidelity to God and gone whoring after idols. But when the woman gives birth, she is Jesus and Mary. While we may not realize it, Jesus’ birth date is September 11 in Revelation.
In the womb, a woman clothed in the Sun was mentioned in Revelation 12. Interestingly, she was clothed by the Sun, which appears to be between her knees and neck. In other words, her birth date is likely September 11. However, this date is in dispute. There are two schools of thought about the date of Jesus’ birth. First, if it was on September 11, the birth of Jesus was within a few minutes of the end of the womb.
Modern Yom Kippur
The day is the culmination of the High Priest’s rituals, which he performed in the Temple just before the destruction of the Jewish People. His rituals included a confession of sins to God, sprinkling the blood from the sacrifice, and offering incense. The rituals were finished with the sacrifice of a scapegoat, a symbol of all the people’s sins. This sacrifice is the culmination of a ten-day process of repentance and forgiveness.
The most important holiday for Jews, Yom Kippur, is the ‘Day of Atonement.’ It begins at sundown on October 8 and ends at nightfall on October 9. The day is the culmination of the “10 Days of Repentance,” which begins with Rosh Hashanah. The day of atonement marks the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land.
The Torah commands all Jewish adults to fast on Yom Kippur, but the day before is set aside for eating and preparing for the fast. This meal, known as the seudah ha-mafaseket, is a time of ritual purification. In addition to abstaining from eating, religious Jews also refrain from bathing, wearing leather shoes, and engaging in sexual relations.