The announcement of the
conception of Jesus
The Timing of the Annunciation of the Conception
In Luke 1:26, the New Testament is crystal clear on the exact month when Angel Gabriel announced
to Mary that she was chosen to carry a special Holy Being from the abode of God, a Holy Child who
is the owner of the Israelites and of all men (Matthew 1:21). It was in the sixth month of the Jewish
Calendar, a month which is not the same in the Julian, later Gregorian Calendar or any other
calendar in use today. The ATS Bible Dictionary helps us place the Hebrew sixth month in the Julian
Calendar which is August/September. Note, though, that the Jewish or the biblical day is a divided
into an evening, sunset, night, and again morning, afternoon, and evening to start the next day. Note
also that sunset is not the same as evening as the ATS makes it. Nevertheless, Mary conceived the
Holy Child in the the sixth month of the Jewish Calendar which begins in the end of March or
beginning of April of the Julian or Gregorian Roman Calendar.
Based upon the normal standard nine months gestation for birth of a human
being, we can accurately calculate the month of birth of Jesus in the Julian
Calendar, which is end of May to beginning of June in the Julian Calendar after the
nine Julian months of pregnancy. Jesus could not have been born prematurely
because the animal offerings in the rites of Moses were to be perfect. Again,
anyone can stand behind that statement not because we were there, but based
on the requirement of a perfect lamb for the sacrifice and common sense.
If the Julian were the same as the Hebrew Calendar, and Jesus were conceived in
the sixth month of the Julian Calendar, He would have been delivered, in keeping
with the Julian annunciation month, on the sixteenth (6+9) month or in the fourth
Julian month April, after the nine months pregnancy. If the sixteenth month of
delivery would have been April in the Julian Calendar, that is 9 months very far
away from December.
But, again, the ‘sixth month’ time mentioned in the New Testament is in the Jewish
Calendar. The religious Jewish calendar did not depart from the custom of
beginning the year in Spring or the month of Abib or Nisan. As the ATS Bible
Dictionary defines it, the ‘sixth month’ in the Jewish Calendar roughly falls on
April, (or end of March), which roughly matches the beginning of the Jewish
Calendar in the Julian Calendar.
Again, if the first month of the Jewish Calendar falls on end of March towards the
beginning of April in our Julian Calendar, the Jewish sixth month in the New
Testament falls on end of August towards beginning of September in the Julian
Calendar which was in use at the time of conception. After a nine-months long
pregnancy from end of August towards beginning of September, Jesus was born
in the tenth month after the ninth month of pregnancy. Therefore, the end of May
towards beginning of June (on the tenth month of delivery, which is from the end
of March towards beginning of April, the beginning of the Jewish month Nisan in
the Julian Calendar, is the month of birth of Jesus. So, arithmetically, we look for a
birth of Jesus in late May or early June. That is kind of a summer timeline which is
very far from December!
What if a month was added to the Jewish religious calendar year when Jesus was
conceived? Still, December is very the unlikely month of birth of Jesus because we
do not add or subtract an intercalary month in the Julian Calendar.
Therefore, it is impossible that Jesus was born in December. John the Baptist was
conceived sixth month before Jesus. So, end of December to beginning of January
is more likely the Christmas month to celebrate the birth of John the Baptist (2
Timothy 4:1-4). Jesus does not ask us to celebrate His birth but only the last
If you are a believer and you absolutely love Christmas time, would you still keep
Christmas as a celebration of the birth of Jesus or would you dismiss the
arithmetical or mathematical timing of His birth that proves that Christmas has
no biblical basis besides the fact that there is no command from Jesus to
celebrate His birthday even if the exact date of birth was known?
Updated August 29, 2022.
PREDICTIONS ABOUT JESUS
To be named Jesus
He will be great
and will be called the Son of the
And the Lord God will give to him
the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of
and of his kingdom there will be no
therefore the child to be born will
be called holy—the Son of God
WHAT HAD BEEN FULFILLED SO FAR?
He is known as Jesus
He is great
He is called the Son of the
He is holy because He is the
Son of God
He was King before He was
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. Mark 7:7 EMTV
Luke 1:26-36 LITV
(26) And in the sixth month, the angel
Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee
(27) to a virgin who had been betrothed to
a man whose name was Joseph, of the
house of David; and the virgin's name was
(28) And entering, the angel said to her,
Hail, one having received grace! The Lord is
with you. You are blessed among women!
(29) And seeing this, she was disturbed at
his word, and considered what kind of
greeting this might be.
(30) And the angel said to her, Do not fear,
Mary, for you have found favor from God.
(31) And behold! You will conceive in
your womb and bear a Son, and you will
call His name Jesus.
(32) This One will be great and will be
called Son of the Most High. And the
Lord God will give Him the throne of His
(33) And He will reign over the house of
Jacob to the ages, and of His kingdom
there will be no end.
(34) But Mary said to the angel, How will
this be since I do not know a man?
(35) And answering, the angel said to her,
The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and
the power of the Most High will
overshadow you, and for this reason that
Holy One being born of you will be
called Son of God.
(36) And behold, your kinswoman
Elizabeth! She also conceived a son in
her old age, and this is the sixth month
to her who was called barren;
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT ALL ABOUT JESUS?
You search the Scriptures, for you think in them you have everlasting life.
And they are the ones witnessing concerning Me. John 5:39 LITV. Luke 24:44
WHAT HAD not BEEN FULFILLED SO FAR about JESUS?
And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end.
The Disciples did ask Jesus about their expectation of the restoration of the
kingdom by Him, the Messiah, as it was told to Mary. What is the answer of
(30) And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. (31) And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and
bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (32) He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall
give unto him the throne of his father David: (33) and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no
end. Luke 1:30-33 ASV
(6) They therefore, being come together, asked him saying, Lord, is it at this time that thou restorest the kingdom to Israel? (7) And he
said to them, It is not yours to know times or seasons, which the Father has placed in his own authority; (8) but ye will receive power,
the Holy Spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the end of the
earth. Acts 1:6-8 Darby
Did someone teach you that Jesus reigned already in secret, while we are still going on with life? If that is the case, how did that person know when
Jesus has started reigning if, when it comes to the end of the world, nobody knows when but the Father? God does not do anything without
revealing it (Amos 3:7). Had YHWH God changed His mind without telling Jesus?
Surely the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, except he reveal his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7 ASV)
What did the prophets do with the secrets of God? Did they keep them to themselves? In any case, when the Disciples asked Jesus about the
establishment of the kingdom of Israel, Jesus did not tell them it is something we cannot see (Acts 1:6-7).
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 Darby
The kingdom of Israel is not the same as the kingdom of God.
Jesus already has His throne in Heaven as does His our Father (Revelation 3:21). There was no invisible crowning of Jesus as King as another false
religion is teaching. He was born King of the Jews not as a future King of the Jews. The Magi sought the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2). Nathanael
recognized Jesus as the King of Israel. Jesus was killed for being the King of the Jews. Pilate witnesses that Jesus is the King of Israel (Matthew 27:37,
John 19:19). Jesus admits that He is the King of Israel, of the Jews (Matthew 27:11, John 19:21). The Jews rejected Jesus as YHWH their King (John
Updated July 22, 2021
JESUS SAYS THAT DAVID IS NOT HIS FATHER! Do you then understand Luke 1:32?
This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, Luke 1:32
(41) Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, (42) saying, What think ye of the
Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. (43) He saith unto them, How then doth David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying, (44)
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet? (45) If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his
son? (46) And no one was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. Matthew 22:41-46