Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 10 months ago

Where in the Bible does it say Jesus was born on December 25?


Thank you for your responses: Please note: The Encyclopædia Britannica says that church leaders probably chose it “to coincide with the pagan Roman festival marking the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun,’” at the time of the winter solstice. According to The Encyclopedia Americana, many scholars believe that this was done “in order to make Christianity more meaningful to pagan converts.”

72 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    He wasn't.

    He was probably born in March or April. December 25th was picked centuries later.

  • 10 months ago

    It doesn't say.  25 December, during Jesus time, when he was probably around 6 months old, the planet Jupiter was in retrograde motion with earth.  Right above Bethlehem.  Thats how the wise men were able to find him and bear him gifts.

  • 10 months ago

    No date is given for Jesus' birth in the Bible but clues indicate it could have been late September or early October. As for pagans celebrating 25 December, well, their Saturnalia festival was held from 19 to 21 December. But some claim the pagan Tammuz was born on the 25th. In a book called "The Two Babylons" by Rev. Hislop makes that claim (he also says Tammuz was Nimrod). He cites a reference that the son of Isis was born 'about the time of the winter solstice'. When we actually look up the reference he gives for this, the son of Isis was not Horus, her older son, but Harpocrates. The reference also explains this was a premature birth, causing him to be lame, and that the Egyptians celebrated the feast of his mother's delivery in spring.

    So much for Hislop's poor (and misleading) claims about Tammuz. But lots of people - to this day - think he was right and parrot that totally wrong statement that Tammuz was born on 25 December. No, this mythical character was not. The real Jesus really was born, but the date is not important. Lots of Christians give all the gluttony and drunkenness (hallmarks of pagans) a total body-swerve.

  • 10 months ago

    It doesn't and he wasn't.  Jesus was most likely a composite character made up of several different characters just like Moses and Noah.  The December 25th date was taken from other beliefs far older than Christianity because Christianity is a conglomerate of beliefs from other religions that predate it.  By thousands of years.  Religion is an assumed conclusion supported by logical fallacies nested within circular reasoning bringing you back to the assumed conclusion.  It is made up make believe mystical magical woo woo.  There is not truth to it.  Religion has nothing it can point to, to even suggest it is possible.  By definition, magic, the supernatural and deities cannot exist.  Fact.

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  • 10 months ago

    It doesn’t and he wasnt

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    It doesn't. So what? The Brits celebrate the Queen's birthday in June but she was actually born in April.

  • 10 months ago

    It does not. However, His birth was celebrated on so many different days that the Roman Church chose one particular date, December 25, as the date when everyone would celebrate. It was not 100% effective, but it was 99% effective.

  • 10 months ago

    It dosen’t we just celebrate it then

  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    No it doesn't and since Jesus didn't celebrate his birthday, nor did his apostles.

    If it had been important, he would have told us his date of birth, and how he wanted us to celebrate it.

    If he did want us to celebrate it, it wouldn't be with pagan festivals renamed as christian.


  • There is no date, not even month is given. When ever God wanted something celebrated or observed, he gave a month and day or week.

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