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Why don’t the Rabbis believe the Messiah could be born on December 25th?

 

First, what do we know? We know, “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past.” (Micah 5:2)

So the ruler of Israel is to be born in Bethlehem and his origin is from the beginning of time. “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is the Messiah, the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)

We have a record that this baby was born in David’s city some 2000 years ago, “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.” (Luke 2:8) This baby was born during a time of the year when the shepherds were in the fields with their flocks. “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” (Luke 2:6-7)

Fittingly this baby who years latter would call himself the Lamb of God was born in a stable and placed in an animal trough because there were no more rooms available in Bethlehem. So what else do we know? Continue reading

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