Exploits Christmas Special: From Succot to Hanukkah

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Exploits Christmas Special: From Succot to Hanukkah

Was Jesus born during the Feast of Tabernacles? The Bible doesn’t say WHEN he was born but gives us some big clues. Christine Darg searches them out in this intriguing program.

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  1. Dr. Edoardo Recanati December 21, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    True, there is no historical mention of Jesus’ birth date. The first Christians looked for a day which would not hurt established traditions of the pagans they intended to convert.They found out that in the Roman world there was a goddess very much loved, because on her yearly feast, she was asking that people exchanged presents with great joy. The day of the celebration was falling on December 25 and the new converts would have found difficult to forget the occasion. Done! It was decided that the birthday would be just on that date and people should joyfully exchange presents. The name of the goddess was Strenna and to our days this is the word for presents exchanged from Christmas to New Year Eve in Italy. In France they are called etrennes!

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