YAHUSHA was born on Sukkot not on December 25

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YAHUSHA was born on Sukkot not on December 25

There are several clues that YAHUSHA was born at Sukkot:

1. Bethleham was “booked solid.” This would not have been due census which would have taken place over the period of a year. Every Jew was required to come to Jerusalem for Sukkot (Dt. 16:16) this would have over run Jerusalem as well as Bethleham just five miles away.

2. YAHUSHA was born in a stable. The Hebrew word for “stable” is “sukkah” (as in Gen. 33:17) so it is likely that YAHUSHUA was born in a Sukkah/booth.

3. If YAHUSHA was born on the first day of Sukkot then he would have been circumcised on the “eighth great day” a festival following Sukkot. 

4. When the angels appeared to the shepherds they made a statement which closely echos the ancient Sukkot liturgy “…behold, we have come to declare to you glad tidings of great joy.” (Lk. 2:10-11)

5. Sukkot is symbolic of Elohim dwelling in a “tabernacle” (body?) with us.

Now in Mt. 2:7-8, Herod kills all the children two and under. The fact that he killed such a wide range indicates that he did not know quite how long ago Messiah had been born. YAHUSHA’s parents fled to Egypt until they heard Herod was dead. They were back in Bethleham in time to perform Miriam’s (Mary’s) purification and YAHUSHA’s dedication on the 40th day after YAHUSHA’s birth (as required by Torah) (Luke 2:22-38).

By this time Herod had to be dead or they could not have come to the Temple in Jerusalem. Herod had to have died during the 40 days between YAHUSHA’s birth, and his dedication 40 days later. Herod is known to have died in September of 4 B.C.E. So YAHUSHA had to have born in the fall (this rules out that Zechariah could have been serving during Abijah’s second course of the year, since that would place YAHUSHA’s birth in the Spring and not allow for Herod’s death during the 40 days after his birth in the fall). This also tells us that the year of YAHUSHA’s birth was 4 B.C.E.

When YAHUSHA was born the shepherds were at watch in their fields (Lk. 2:8) which could not have been in the Winter. In fact it can be shown that YAHUSHA was born at Sukkot (Boothes/Tabernacles) in 4 B.C.E..

The key to calculating the date of the birth of YAHUSHA is Luke 1:5 where we learn that Zechariah the father of Yochanan was a priest of the course of Abijah.

The priests became to numerous to all serve at the Temple all the time, so they were divided into 24 courses (1Chron. 24). Each course served for two weeks each year, once in the former rain (first half of the year) and once in the latter rain (second half of the year). There were also three weeks in which all the priests were required to serve, these were the three pilgrimage festivals (Dt. 16:16).

The course of Abijah is the eighth course (1Chron. 24:10) which serves the tenth week during the former rain portion of the year (this is because during Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost) all of the priests serve together Dt. 16:16). Zechariah had his vision while serving in the course of Abijah in the tenth week (It will become apparent that he was serving his first course not his second as the timing will show as we progress). Thus Zechariah’s vision took place during the 10th week of the year (The religious year beginning at Abib around 14 days before Passover). We must add two additional weeks before Yochanon (John) could be conceived, due to the purity laws (Lev. 12:5; 15:19, 25).

So Yochanon was concieved in the 12th week of the year. He was born about 40 weeks later during the 52nd week of the year (12 + 40 = 52) which brings us to Passover. Thus Yochanon was born at Passover, the very time that Elijah was, according to Jewish tradition, supposed to appear.

YAHUSHA was conceived 6 months (about 25 weeks) after Yochanon’s conception. This means YAHUSHA was conceived around the 37th week

YAHUSHA was born 40 weeks later (around week 77 that is week 25 of the following year) this brings us to the time of the fall feasts.

YAHUSHA was born on Sukkot not on December 25

There are several clues that YAHUSHA was born at Sukkot:

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Gera'el Toma

A highly esteemed elder in the faith of the Natsarim, the first century believers in Messiah Yahusha, and a treasured member of the Remnant House Team.

Gera'el Toma (Gerald Thomas) is an internationally recognized and respected teacher of the Holy Scriptures as originally written in the Hebrew language.

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A highly esteemed elder in the faith of the Natsarim, the first century believers in Messiah Yahusha, and a treasured member of the Remnant House Team.

Gera'el Toma (Gerald Thomas) is an internationally recognized and respected teacher of the Holy Scriptures as originally written in the Hebrew language.

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