The Star of Bethlehem DVD shows the sky on Jesus’ birth date, but doesn’t talk about it, so I froze the frame and blew it way up. It looked to me like it said He was born on June 17, 2 BC. When I checked this against the Hebrew calendar, I found that this day was Sivan 15, 3759. On the Jewish calendar, Sivan is the THIRD month.
Check this out!
- Sivan 15 = THREE for the Trinity, ONE for God’s only begotten Son with FIVE which is Mary’s number.
- 3759 = THREE, SEVEN for completeness and creation, FIVE for Mary, and NINE for the end of pregnancy.
I got curious about Mary’s pregnancy. It’s a girl thing. There are two ways to calculate pregnancy and due dates. One is the first day of the Last Menstrual Period (Day 1 LMP) + 40 weeks. The other is Conception + 38 weeks. (Most women ovulate 14 days after Day 1 LMP.) I counted 40 and 38 weeks backwards on a calendar from June 17th, then plugged dates into a “When are you due?” calculator. It gave me back June 17th due dates for both.
- Day1 LMP: Sept 10, 3 BC + 40 weeks = Due date June 17, 2 BC
- Tishri 1, 3759 + 40 weeks = Due date Sivan 15, 3759
- Conception: Sept 24, 3 BC + 38 weeks = Due date June 17, 2 BC
- Tishri 15, 3759 + 38 weeks = Due date Sivan 15, 3759
Something very cool happened here. Did you notice? Day 1 LMP lands smack on Rosh Hashanah, New Year’s Day of 3759 and Conception lands smack on the first day of Sukkot, the Festival of Tabernacles!
Forgive me for getting goosebumps! But … you gotta admit, it is just totally cool that Jesus’ very first week as a human being on Earth were spent inside his mommy’s womb during the most joyful festival in the Jewish calendar, the time referred to as “the Season of our Rejoicing” and during which Jews eat, sleep and pray outdoors in sukkahs (aka, booths, tabernacles) covered with the fruits of harvest. Read about Sukkot @ http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday5.htm and think about the holiday in terms of Jesus’ coming to Earth. It’s quite something!
- Hebrew-Roman Calendar @ http://www.cgsf.org/dbeattie/calendar/?hebrew=3759
- Due date calculator @ http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-due-date-calculator. I used September 2014 dates, because 2 BC and 2015 AD were both common (i.e., not leap) years and the calculator was already set up for 2014 when I got there.