According to the Bible in which season was Jesus born?


Actually the Bible does not give a specific date or even season for Jesus' birth. From what Bible historians and scholars have discovered, Christ was born closer to mid or late spring. Exact dates can be argued but that would be the time. The Catholic church moved the date in order to compete with several pagan holidays and a well known Jewish holiday.


According to Luke 2:8 the shepherds were out in the fields watching their flocks at night. This is apparently unlikely to take place in the winter and is thought by some to have been late September, which would make the end of December of the previous year as the time of the miracle of the incarnation. The adoption of December 25 has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual date of Jesus' birth. This is not an unusual thing even in modern times as a holiday for the birthday of the Queen Elizabeth II of England is not held on her actual birthday either.

Nor is it significant at all that the date is not known as the fact of both Jesus' birth and death and glorious resurrection are more important to the writers and their meaning, not the actual date. This was common practice for ancient writers -to only focus on key events in a life or in the history of a nation. In any case, September would be autumn in Israel.

**Scripturally, John the Baptist was born six months before Jesus (Luke 1:26-38). John's father, Zechariah, served in the temple with the 8th division ('division of Abijah') just before John was conceived(Luke 1:5, 8-25, 1 Chronicles 24:7-18), meaning John was born in late March 2BCE .

Six months later, Jesus was born Sept-Oct, 2BCE.

**Another way to figure scripturally is this: Jesus was 30 when he started his ministry (Luke 3:23). He preached for three and a half years, and died at Passover around April, A.D. 33. Count back six months, and it brings you to his birth month of Sept/October.



He was born in the Feast of Tabernacles or the Festival of Booths (SUKKOT). This is one of the Feastdays mandated by G-D for all Israel to observe annually. Jews, even, today are required to build a "sukka" or temporary booth/shelter close on three sides and open to the skies. They can sleep, eat or lounge inside throughout the night. Yeshua was probably birthed in one of those "sukkas" at that time. All male Jews are also required to make the pilgrimage to the Temple at this time. One of three required annual pilgrimages.

John Chapter 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and tabernacled* among us And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us

tabernacled* : the actual word used here was sukkotai. Sukkot is a noun word, yet in this verse it was turn into a verb the only time it was used as such.