Silent Night in September

When was Messiah born?

The Barking Fox

‘Tis the season for understanding what the season is all about!  In a few days much of the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel and the world whom I have come to know by His Hebrew name, Yeshua.  Of course He was not born on the 25th of December, which leads to the question of why that day was selected for the occasion.  The answer to that question is not in this blog post.  Two years ago this article,Silent Night in September, was the first post to appear on The Barking Fox. Then, as now, it is offered as a resource to the curious about when Jesus was really born.


"The Angel Gabriel Appearing to Zacharias" William BlakeThe Angel Gabriel Appearing to Zacharias
William Blake

At some point in my youth I grew curious about why we Christians celebrate Christmas in December.  When I asked my elders where…

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