Friday, December 12, 2008

"The Date of Christmas: In the Summer?"

New Testament Scholar Darrell Bock's latest blog entry discusses what, if anything, the gospel accounts of Jesus' birth tell us about the day He was born.

Bock writes:

"I did an interview for ABC's Good Morning America a few nights ago on the date of Christmas. It was triggered by an astronomer's claim to have nailed down the date to a day in June. The origins of this date are worth discussing, since the gospels do not give us a specific day or even the season Jesus was born. The most we can get for the biblical data is a range of years. Here is the gist of what I told ABC in an email before the interview..."

Check it out here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross

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