History of the Nativity

The date of the Nativity is unclear. Many scholars believe the date was influenced more by the Romans Winter Solstice celebrations, when Pope Julius I chose the date of December 25th. Clues from the New Testament put the birth of Jesus in the spring, shepherds were staying out in the fields overnight when Jesus was born (Luke 2:8), as winter would have been to cold for them to do this. … Continue readingHistory of the Nativity