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Sunday, October 30, 2005
(PR Web) Through a study of various passages in the Bible, a timeline can be calculated, which begins with the date of priestly service of Zacharias during the Jewish two-week "course of Abia." The timeline continues through the conception of Zacharias' son, John the Baptist, on July 31st, and on to the birth of Jesus Christ, indicating October 31st as the birthday of Christ.
Although it probably nearly impossible to find the exact date of his birth, Bible Instructor Dr. Hank Lindstrom thinks that Christ may have been born around Halloween if not on the day. If correct, this would make Halloween (an already popular festival in the United States) a confusing celebration as one would probably see both witches and Christians fighting for superiority in celebrating a "holiday." But if Halloween was the day Christ was born, what would happen to Christmas? (audio file below)
Editor's note: Although one is welcome to listen to the entire audio, it may be preferable to start at 20:00 in order to get to the heart of the debate. One thing to note about this discussion is that the month's July and August were inserted during the respective reigns of Julius and Augustus Caesar so that may skew things slightly with this analysis by Dr. Lindstrom.
Although this blogger could care less about what date Christ was born historically (as it is what an individual does during their life time that makes them significant, and not their birth) the audio does make for a good listen, if not a good laugh.
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