Was Jesus born on Christmas?


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It is unlikely that Jesus was born on Christmas, according to both scientific and scriptural analysis. It has also been suggested that the birth of Jesus was only assigned to December 25th because of its existing popularity among pagan religions.

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Scientific analysis of the positions of celestial bodies indicates that, while there was the appearance of a bright star over Bethlehem during the year of Jesus's alleged birth, the precise date was June 17th.

One scriptural argument against a December 25th birth for Jesus is that shepherds would not have been in the fields during December, as suggested in Luke 2:7-8.

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