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Nativity of Christ

The birth of our Lord took place at the time and place predicted by the prophets (Gen. 49:10; Isa. 7:14; Jer. 31:15; Micah 5:2; Hag. 2:6-9; Dan. 9:24,25). Joseph and Mary were providentially led to go up to Bethlehem at this period, and there Christ was born (Matt. 2:1, 6; Luke 2:1, 7).

The exact year or month or day of his birth cannot, however, now be exactly ascertained. We know, however, that it took place in the “fulness of the time” (Gal. 4:4), i.e., at the fittest time in the world's history.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.

The general consensus among chronologists is that Jesus Christ was not actually born in 0 B.C, but rather about 3 B.C.

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