Jesus was the most unfortunate man that even his most trusted men were deserted him for money and they never cared to preserve his anything original including his birthday or the day of his capital punishment, under Roman dispensation on the seditious accusation of Jews. From the Bible, we almost do not know anything about Historical Jesus(1). In the same way, we do not know when When Jesus was born.
The date was calculated by Dionysius the Small in 525 CE. He Roman monk of Scythian origin. German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) concluded in 1603 that Jesus was supposedly born in 6 BCE. The place of Nazareth not mentioned either by any old testament book or Josephus. Researchers proved that Nazareth[ N’z e- ratt (נְצֶרֶת), or N’tsá-rat -Ναζαρέθ] was a fictitious place or later established [Kryelev I. A. The Bible: a historical-critical analysis. – M., 1982. – Page 170]
According to the Laodicean Council(363), the New Testament included 26 books (except for the Revelation of John). After that, the question of the New Testament canon was discussed at two other councils – Hippo (393) and Carthage (419) – until finally it was finally resolved at 692 at Trull Cathedral. [ Ruslan Khazarzar- “The Son of Man”]
Now regarding his Date of Birth :
Defending the Truth
- Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6.
- Up to the 4th century, all Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus (Nativity)on January 6.
- The Romans feast of Sun, celebrating the birth of the Sun was around December 22 the Winter Solstice takes place in the Northern Hemisphere. The feast was ended on 25th December with three days celebration.
- In the 4th Century, following the Emperor Constantine’s[c. 285 – 337] conversion to Christianity, the Roman Empire moved the Nativity of Jesus on December 25. Why was Jesus’ birthday timed to the day of the solstice? It turns out that it was on this day that the pagans of the Roman Empire celebrated the birthday of the Invincible Sun – Dies natalis Solis Invicti . “Among the Gentiles,” writes an anonymous Syrian Christian writer, “it was a custom to celebrate the Sun’s birthday on December 25 […]. Christians also participated in these celebrations and merriments. When the Church Fathers noticed that Christians like these celebrations, they decided on this day to celebrate the Nativity of Christ ” .
- Armenian acceptance of Christianity had taken place in the year 301.
- Jesus or Joshua was not the founder of Christianity, even he was not the first preacher of Christianity. Christianity was founded by Emperor Constantine and galvanised the idea of Christianity through the Council of Nicea in 325 CE. He started the system of Episcopy and Dioces religious superintend to overshare non-Roman subjects(especially slaves) who adopted Christianity as Religion. Till today the Bishops wear the dress of a slave master.
- Roman emperors and senators were worshippers of the Sun God. Sunday was a holy day. That is why Sunday was accepted for Christian gathering instead of Sabbath(Friday) if one accepts that the first Christian groups were a handful of Jews.
- Constantine(Died on 337 CE) pressurised the council[ city of Nicaea modern Izvik in Turkey] to accept Jesus ( Nobody knows what was the original name of Jesus and why should the proper name be changed) as divine. The task was enormous because nobody would accept a capital convict to be deified by the Roman senate. Therefore the trinitarian formula was invented and imposed, Greek converts were used to write Apologetics in this connection.
- Eusebius was appointed as Bishop of Caesarea around 320 CE and he was a die-hard admirer of the genius of Constantine. In his book The Life of Constantine (Vita Constantini in Greek), he said: “It is as if the religion of Abraham is at last fulfilled, not in Jesus, but in Constantine.” Constantine imposed him as the Father of the church. Jews accepted Jesus as a failed, persecuted Jews apparatus and Constantine as the real Abrahamic messiah who could deliver the Jews as a Nation. Gradually Jew Aramic speaking Joshua assumes the form of Roman emperor Constantine and Senators as Vicar of Jesus( Deputy of Jesus).
Bibliography: Esubious -Vita Constantini [337CE]
- T. D. Barnes, “Panegyric, History and Historiography in Eusebius’ Life of Constantine” in R. Williams, ed., The Making of Orthodoxy: Essays in Honour of Henry Chadwick (Cambridge, 1989) p. 94 ff.
- T. D. Barnes, “The Two Drafts of Eusebius’ Vita Constantini” in T.D. Barnes, From Eusebius to Augustine (Aldershot, 1994) no. xii
- Averil Cameron, “Eusebius’ Vita Constantini and the Construction of Constantine” in Simon Swain and M. Edwards, edd., Portraits: Biographical Representations in the Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire (Oxonii 1997) p. 145 ff.
- H.A. Drake, “What Eusebius Knew: the Genesis of the Vita Constantini” in Classical Philology vol. 83 (1988) p. 20 ff.
- S.G. Hall, “The Use of Earlier Eusebian Material in the Vita Constantini, I.58-59” in Studia Patristica vol. 24 (1993) p. 96 ff.
- S.G. Hall, “Eusebian and Other Sources in the Vita Constantini, I” in Logos: Festschrift für Luise Abramowski (Berlin, 1993) p. 239 ff.
(1)The books of the Bible are divided into chapters, and chapters into verses. The current chapter division was introduced by the Canterbury Bishop Stephen Langton (d. 1228). In 1214, he divided the text of the Vulgate into chapters; this division was transferred to the Hebrew and Greek texts. The poems were numbered first by Santes Panino (d. 1541), and then, in 1551, by Robert Stefan Etienne (1503–1559).
The composition and sequence of the books of the New Testament of the Orthodox Bible is as follows:
Matthew (Matthew) – Κατὰ Μαθθαῖον .
The Gospel of Mark (Mark) – Κατὰ Μᾶρκον .
The Gospel of Luke (Lk) – Κατὰ Λουκᾶν .
The Gospel of John (John) is Κατὰ Ἰωάννην  .
The acts of the apostles (Acts) – Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων – were written in the 90s of the 1st century. [ Ruslan Khazarzar- “The Son of Man”]