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-Was Jesus Really Born on December 25?

Q: We know that Jesus really wasn’t born on December 25th so why celebrate Christmas at all? A: We have answered this question about December 25th before. It is true that the Bible doesn’t really tell us what day Jesus was actually born on.  The only scriptural clue is that there were shepherds in the […]

-The First Words of Jesus in the Gospels?

Q: Can you tell me the first spoken words of Jesus in the gospels.  What version you used? Thanks Brad A: The first words of Jesus recorded in the Gospels are found in Luke 2:49. The context is Luke 2:41-52.  Jesus was 12 years old at the time and he and his family went up […]

-NT Writing About Jesus Came Much Later?

(A question posed on my main blog concerning the reliability of the NT record) Q:  Why the long lag between Jesus’ life and the first writings about him? A:  Long lag? I don’t think so. After all Jimmy Carter recently came out with a book about his White House years and he was President 30-34 […]

-The Genealogy of Jesus and Jewish Objections

Q: I’m very confused regarding a Jewish objection to Jesus as the Messiah which goes like this: “The Bible says that the Messiah would be of the tribe of Judah and a descendant of David. According to Christians, Jesus was born of a virgin. However, tribal affiliation is conferred through the birth father only (Numbers […]