Much speculation has been put out there about when Jesus was born. Most scholars (as well as the general public) agree that he was not born in December let alone on December 25th. But can we really know when Christ was born? Although the star of Bethlehem plays a front and center part in the so called “Christmas Story” it had never come to my attention that YHWH may have actually written a prophecy in the heavens proclaiming the birth of His Son until I saw these videos below. Here are a couple videos which demonstrate the possibility and perhaps the probability that YHWH did just that. Interestingly they come to 2 different conclusions.
Michael Heiser once again sheds some light on the matter (no pun intended).
This one by Rick Larson one has a bit of a commercial, rather than academic feel, but still is worth the time to watch.
One of the conundrums for both theories presented by Heiser and Lawson in these videos is that the conventional dating of King Herod the Great’s death is 4BC. That’s one of the reason that Reasons to Believe (Astrophysicist, Hugh Ross’s organization) casts skepticism on Larson’s theory. But not so fast Hugh…
Not everyone is in agreement about the date of Herod the Greats death. The Catholic Register explains some of the problems with the 4BC date and comes up with a theory of their own in this article.
Do your own research into the matter, don’t depend on one source – be a Berean.