Was Jesus was Born in early Oct and not on Dec 25th?

October is warm to hot at the end of the summer in Israel. The average temperatures on the west coast and the central highlands are between 17.2°C (63°F) and 27.2°C (81°F). The Jordan River Valley and the Negev Desert register temperatures in the zone of 21.1°C (70°F) to 32.2°C (90°F). The daily sunshine is strong but lasts below 9 hours in most regions. The skies see specks of clouds, as the daylight recedes below 11 hours.

October signals the arrival of wet days, which bring up to 35.6mm (1.4") of rainfall on the west coast. The rest of the country receives light rainfall. The seawater temperatures along the Red Sea coast are slightly warmer at 27.2°C (81°F) compared to 26.1°C (79°F) on the Mediterranean Coast.

The autumn is evident mostly in the areas under the Mediterranean influence in the west. Expect fair weather on both the western and southern coasts, with a drop in humidity. October is a nice time to visit Israel in the autumn.


December is the beginning of the mild to cold winter in Israel, with cloudy skies and significant rainfall. Tel Aviv temperatures are in the average range of 12.2°C (54°F) to 20°C (68°F), with 6 hours of daily sunshine. The average temperatures in Jerusalem are between 7.8°C (46°F) to 13.9°C (57°F), but nights remain above freezing. Frost and snow occur at high altitudes above 750 meters. https://www.weather-atlas.com/en/israel-climate#climate_text_16

(Jerusalem is 754 meters (2,474 ft) The Bible does revealed the possible birth date for Jesus Christ, but for sure the date is not December 25th. December 25th was selected by the church as a day to observe His birth; and for that purpose it is fine to do. But Christ's actual birth took place in 7 BC, during the Hebrew 7th month. It can be shown from the Bible that Jesus Christ was born on the Sabbath, October 1. Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.  Mark 2:27-28

We can compute the actual birth date for Jesus Christ: But first we have to calculate the birth of John the Baptist, and thus make this a baseline to determine when was Christ actually born.


There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abijah: Luke 1: 5

Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, was of the division with another priest Abija, where the priests and Levites performed ministered in the temple according to their monthly assignments . We read of the various courses in 1 Chronicles 24.


Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office. And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service. 1 Chronicles 24: 1-3

Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar. 1 Chronicles 24: 5

There were 12 divisions (or courses) which assigned 2 lots per month with a total of 24 lots, thus deputizing 2 priests per month to administer in the temple.



7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah. (1st Month of Nisan, March/April)

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim. (2nd Month of Iyyar,April/May)

9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin. (3rd Month of Sivan, May/June)

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah. (4th Month of Tammuz. June/July)

11 The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah. (5th Month of Av, July/August)

12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim. (6th Month of Elul, August/September)

13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab. (7th Month of Tishri, September/October)

14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer. (8th Month of Heshvan, October/November)

15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses. (9th Month of Kishlev, November/December)

16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel. (10th Month of Tevel, December/ January)

17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul. (11th Month of Shevat, January/February)

18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah. (12th Month of Adar, February/March)

19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him. 1 Chronicles 24: 7-19


Thus, John the Baptists' Father Zacharias, according to his appointment with Abijah, was ministering in the temple, at that time in Hebrew 4th month of Tammuz. And while in the temple, an Angel of God appeared to him and told him that his wife Elisabeth would have a son. Luke 1:19

And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. Luke 1: 23

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Luke 1: 24

We heretherefore conclude that, John the Baptist was conceived at the start of the Hebrew 5th Month of AV, or around July/August. Well after the end his duties as a priest at the temple.....


Now how do we connect this to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here we could determine the connection by the following verses from Luke 1: 30-42.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.



Here we have justifiable information to ascertain the specific birth date of Jesus.

As we have read from the scriptures, Mary's cousin Elisabeth, the mother of John Baptist, was conceived early in the Hebrew 5th Month of AV, or around July/August. And at 6 months later, probably the end of the (10th Month of Tevel, December/ January) or at the very beginning of the (11th Month of Shevat, January/February) Mary payed a visit to her cousin Elisabeth who was at this time, 6 months pregnant. Thus, we could infer that, Christ had just been procreated through the Holy Ghost in her womb. Hence, we come to the conclusion, that Jesus Christ was conceived early in the womb of the virgin Mary, at the end of the Hebrew 10th month/Month of Tevel or possibly at the first few days of the Hebrew 11th month/Month of Shevat.

Therefore accordingly, 9 months later - Jesus was born counting from the Hebrew 10th month would be as follows:

(January-February) 10 to 11th month-- Jesus 1 month old in womb - Shevat

(February-March) 11 to 12th month---Jesus 2 months old in womb - Adar I (leap years only)

(March-April) 12 to 1st month---Jesus 3 months old in womb - Nissan

(April-May) 1st to 2nd month---Jesus 4 months old in womb - Iyar

(May-June) 2nd to 3rd month---Jesus 5 months old in womb - Sivan

(June-July) 3rd to 4th month---Jesus 6 months old in womb - Tammuz

(July-August) 4th to 5th month---Jesus 7 months old in womb - Av

(August-September) 5th to 6th month---Jesus 8 months old in womb - Elul

(September-October) 6th to 7th month---Jesus 9 months old in womb - Tishrei

Hence we conclude that, Jesus Christ was born during the Hebrew 7th month, which is the Gregorian month of October. But what day?


                                            A King born in a Manger 

Manger/ebus: a crib, feeding trough (18. Strong's Concordance)

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. Matthew 2:2

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:37

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.   Luke 2:7

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12

Sukkah: a thicket, booth (5521. Strong's Concordance)

Booth, cottage, covert, pavilion, tabernacle, tent (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance)

And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. Genesis 33:17

Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles and Booths) Sukkot recalls the journey of the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land when they lived in a temporary booth called a Sukkah. The harvest season is symbolized by the lulav (palm branch), etrog (citron), the myrtle, and willow, which are used together during the synagogue service.

Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: Leviticus 23:42

And they found written in the law which the Lord had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month (Tishrei or Oct): Nehemiah 8:14

And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness. Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner. Nehemiah 8:17-18       

************************************************                                        The Circumcision

This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. Genesis 17:10-12

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. Leviticus 12:2-4

Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. John 7:22

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. Luke 2:21-24



                                             The Feast of Trumpets

Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Isaiah 44:6

These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. Leviticus 23:4

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month (Tishrei or October ) in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Leviticus 23:24

And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. Numbers 29:1

And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.

1 Kings 1:34