Is Yeshua's Biblical birth related to the 25th of December (Kislev)?
The Bible appears to set the timeline for Christmas in [Luke 1:5] : when Zechariah the father of John the Baptist served as priest in the temple of YHVH (in the ' order of Abijah' ). The ' order of Abijah ' refers to the division of temple priests who led services on Sabbath during the month of July ('Tammuz'). This order of priests was decided by King David in [1 Chronicles 24:10]. [ This means Zechariah conceives John the Baptist with his wife Elizabeth during the month of July. ]
- During the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy (January) stated in [Luke 1:26] Mary is visited by Gabriel and concieves "Yeshua" whose name means 'YHVH is Salvation' .
- Nine months later on the 15th of Tishri (October) during the Festival of Tabernacles, does Mary deliver the messiah [Luke 2:4-7] in a manger (Tabernacle/Booth) in Bethlehem fulfilling the prophecies of [Micah 5] and [Leviticus 23]?
[Does the Bible ever mention December 25th?]
The Bible only mentions December 25 *once - regarding the Festival of Chanukah (Dedication) in [1 Maccabees 4].
Although Yeshua of Nazareth celebrated Chanukah in [John 10], can the Bible provide textual evidence linking the birth date of Yeshua of Nazareth to the 25th of December (Kislev) - instead of the 15th of Tishri?