THE BIRTH OF YESHUA
The Scripture tells us about the birth of Yeshua, “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth…So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division… Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him…But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John…Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months…Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary…hen the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and
bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus…Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. (Luke1)
King David established shifts or courses of service in the temple for the priests. He created 24 shifts. Each shift being half a month long. Lots were thrown to create each priests time of service. (1 Chronicles 24)
In agreement to Luke 1, Zachariah was in the shift of Avi. Avi’s term of service was the 8th out of the 24 terms. The course lasted half a month. This means that Zachariah time of service in the temple was the 2nd half of the fourth month of the Biblical calendar.
In this time an angel of the Lord came to him and told him about the future birth of his son.
In the 5th month, Zachariah was returning home after his time of service was over. He was with his wife, Elizabeth, and she became pregnant.
Elizabeth hid her pregnancy for 5 months.
In the 6th month the angel of the Lord came to Miriyam (Mary) and told her that she will conceive from the Holy Spirit and will give birth to Yeshua (Jesus).
A short time after this, Miriyam goes to visit Elizabeth.
The Holy Spirit comes over Elizabeth and she calls Miriyam – “the mother of her Lord”. So from here we can see that Miriyam had already conceived at that point. This means that she had conceived of the Holy Spirit at about the time of the middle of the 10th month.
After 9 months, Miriyam gives birth to Yeshua. This would make it about the middle of the 7th month, or during the holiday of Sukkot.
1. The service in the temple of Zachariah; the 8th term.
2. 5 months of Elizabeth’s pregnancy
3. The appearance of the angel to Miriyam telling her about the conception of the Holy Spirit in her womb. Not too long afterwards, Miriyam goes to visit Elizabeth and Elizabeth reveals that Miriyam is already pregnant, that is, she conceived in the 10th month – Tevet
4. Nine months later, Yeshua is born
Notation: The first month of the calendar during that time was the month Nissan
The Emperor Konstantin, making Christianity the governmental religion of the Roman Empire, could not resist from worshiping the sun god – Metra. He left the solar calendar, getting rid of the lunar Biblical calendar; and moved the birth of the Lord from being in September – October to December. The followers of Konstantin went even further. They exchanged the sukkah with the colorful Christmas tree, worshiping it and putting presents underneath it and teaching their children to expect gifts not from God but from Santa Clause.
Thus says the Lord: Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them. For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple. They are upright, like a palm tree, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good. (Jeremiah 10:2-5)