Category Archives: K) The Newborn Jesus

1) Where did Mary Joseph and Jesus go after the birth of Jesus?

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Where did Mary, Joseph, and Jesus go after the birth of Jesus?

Answer

They went and moved from a stable cave where Jesus was born to a house within Bethlehem city. The wise men came into a house, when they visited Jesus. It implies, they moved not long after his birth.

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2: 11)

When did they move to a house?

Jesus was circumcised in January 1, 4 BCE. In ancient Hebrew context, it served religious and social purposes. Neighbors, relatives, and friends came to celebrate the moment and mealed together. This tradition led to thought that circumcision was held in a house and needed preparation a day before. Hence, they moved from the cave to a house in a day between 26 and 30 of December, 5 BCE Julian Calendar.

Time in Julian Calendar Event Ref
25 of December 5 BCE Jesus was born in a cave. SeeTrain of Thought about Christmas December 25
A day between 26 and 30 of December 5 BCE Joseph, Mary, and Jesus moved to a house. Matthew 2: 11
31 December 4 BCE Preparation for Jesus circumcision (religious and social event). Considering social setting of Luke 2: 21
January 1, 4 BCE Jesus circumcision. Luke 2: 21
A day between 6/7 of January and 14 of April 4 BCE The wise men arrival. Matthew 2: 11
2 of February 4 BCE Mary purification. Luke 2: 22

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2) When was Jesus circumcised?

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When was Jesus circumcised?

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January 1, 4 BC, Julian Calendar.

Jesus was circumcised in the eighth day after his birth.

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. (Luke 2: 21)

His birth is December 25, 5 BC Julian Calendar. Eighth day after December 25, 5 BC Julian Calendar according to ancient calculation is:

  1. December 25, 5 BC Julian Calendar
  2. December 26
  3. December 27
  4. December 28
  5. December 29
  6. December 30
  7. December 31
  8. January 1, 4 BC Julian Calendar
Time in Julian Calendar Event Ref
25th of December 5 BC Jesus was born in a cave. SeeTrain of Thought about Christmas December 25
A day between 26th and 30th of December 5 BCE Joseph, Mary, and Jesus moved to a house. Matthew 2: 11
31st of December 4 BC Preparation for Jesus circumcision (religious and social event). Considering social setting of Luke 2: 21
1st of January 4 BC Jesus circumcision. Luke 2: 21

3) Were Joseph and Mary poor? How do you know?

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Were Joseph and Mary poor? How do you know?

Answer

Yes.

Luke reported that their sacrificial animals were two pigeons or turtledoves.

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. (Luke 2: 24)

Two pigeons or turtledoves were sacrificial animals determined by Torah for the poors who could not afford to provide a lamb.

And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean. (Leviticus 12: 8)


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