Jesus was born in Sukkot both, not a manger. Jesus means “savior” thus this name would be given, or taken, by a man who claims he is the Messiah of the Jews, and not Paul’s fake Sky-god that only Paul could access – as planned.
Paul was hired by the Herodians and Rome to take away the idea of a Jewish Savior from the millions of Jews who lived in the diaspora so they would stop financially backing the Redeemers of Zion. Being a Moabite proselyte who may have been kin to Ruth, and thus the House of Judah, Simon ben Giora read from the Book of Ruth on the Mount of Olives, and in the morning sent his disciple to buy back the land the temple stood on, that was given to Ruth, and her Moabite royalty, then later sold to pay a debt, or ransom a important prisoner out of jail.
Thus began the greatest democratic revolt in human history. Simon declared all proselytes to be equal with Jews. This made Josephus angry, because he had a wonderful genealogy, but, he was forced to go along with the Democratic Revolt that was sweeping Judea and much of the diaspora. I suspect Celts and German tribes were invited to join in in order to free all peoples from the yoke of Roman slavery. This is why it was vital to create a facsimile revolt by the Good Shepherds who were bringing the Lost Sheep back to Zion. These were the Roman priest-wolves of Satan Saul-Paul who tried to exterminate the leaders of the worlds first democracy. Judas Iscariot was one of Shepherds of Zion. Could the coins above be his coins that he hid when ambushed?
I suspect Simon ben Giora ROSE from the ground inside the temple – before the Romans destroyed it. This was seen as a prophecy. HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD! The news of this went all thru the Roman world. This is why the fake story of Jesus raising Lazarus was invented, and the fake story of Jesus coming out of his tomb. When Satan-Paul’s wolves went about, and people came to them to hear about the Messiah Proselyte, they told the people the Lazarus lie.
“Sorry! There is no Zionist Messiah. You heard wrong! His name was Lazarus!”
“No. I don’t think so. His name was Simon ben Giora. Here is his coin!”
“Guard! Arrest these disbelievers!”
This is why it took two eighteen hundred years to form a Democracy, that was not a real democracy, because slavery was practiced in half of the states. This changed when my kindred, John Fremont, and his wife, Jessie Benton, along with radicals from foreign lands, founded the Abolitionist Republican Party that would succeeded in making all black people equal with white people after a terrible war – that God won! Satan Paul, lost, alas!
Just before Passover in 70 CE, Titus began the siege of Jerusalem. He quickly took down the first and second wall, but then met fierce resistance as the factions within Jerusalem realized the necessity of joining forces. However, Simon and John both upheld their reigns of terror over the citizens, causing many to flee to the Romans. To counteract these desertions, Simon put every potential betrayer, including some of his previous friends, to death. In August 70, five months after the siege began, Jerusalem fell to Titus. Simon escaped into the subterranean passages of the city. By means of stone cutters he tried to dig away into freedom, but ran out of food before he could finish. Clothed in the garments of a Judean king he rose out of the ground at the very spot where the Temple had stood, was taken prisoner and brought to Rome.
There is evidence that Messiah was born at Sukkot (Boothes/Tabernacles) in
The key to calculating the date of the birth of Messiah is Luke 1:5
where we learn that Zechariah the father of Yochanan was a priest
of the course of Abijah.
The priests became to numerous to all serve at the Temple all the time,
so they were divided into 24 courses (1Chron. 24). Each course served
for two weeks each year, once in the former rain (first half of the
year) and once in the latter rain (second half of the year). There were
also three weeks in which all the priests were required to serve, these
were the three pilgrimage festivals (Dt. 16:16). 24 times 2 is 48 plus
three is 51. 51 weeks is 357 days fitting nicely within the 360 day
The course of Abijah is the eighth course (1Chron. 24:10) which
serves the tenth week during the former rain portion of the year (this
is because during Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost) all fo the priests
serve together Dt. 16:16). Zechariah had his vision while serving in
the course of Abijah in the tenth week (It will become apparant that he
was serving his first course not his second as the timing will show as
we progress). Thus Zechariah’s vision took place during the 10th week
of the year (The religious year beginning at Nisan/Abib around 14 days
before Passover). We must add two additional weeks before Yochanon
(John) could be concieved, due to the purity laws (Lev. 12:5; 15:19,
25). So Yochanon was concieved in the 12th week of the year. He was
born about 40 weeks later during the 52nd week of the year (12 + 40 =
52) which brings us to Passover. Thus Yochanon was born at Passover,
the very time that Elijah was, according to Jewish tradition, supposed
Yeshua was concieved 6 months (about 25 weeks) after Yochanon’s
conception. This means Yeshua was concieved around the 37th week around
Chanukah. This would mean the light of the world was concieved during
the festival of lights.
Yeshua was born 40 weeks later (around week 77 that is week 25 of the
following year) this brings us to the time of the fall feasts.
There are several clues that Yeshua was born at Sukkot:
1. Bethleham was “booked solid.” This would not have been due
census which would have taken place over the period of a year.
Every Jew was required to come to Jerusalem for Sukkot (Dt. 16:16)
this would have over run Jerusalem as well as Bethleham just
five miles away.
2. Yeshua was born in a stable. The Hebrew word for “stable”
is “sukkah” (as in Gen. 33:17) so it is likely that Yeshua was born
in a Sukkah/booth.
3. If Yeshua was born on the first day of Sukkot then he would
have been circumcised on the “eigth great day” a festival following
Sukkot. This day was the original “Simchat Torah” (Rejoicing in
the Torah) which is now held the following day in Rabbinic Judaism.
So Yeshua would have entered the covenant on the day of “rejoicing
in the Torah.”
4. When the angels appeared to the shepherds they made a statement
which closely echos the ancient Sukkot liturgy “…behold, we have come
to declare to you glad tidings of great joy.” (Lk. 2:10-11)
5. Sukkot is symbolic of God dwelling in a “tabernacle” (body?)
Now in Mt. 2:7-8, 16 Herod kills all the children two and under. The
fact that he killed such a wide range indicates that he did not know
quite how long ago Messiah had been born. Yeshua’s parants fled to
Egypt until they herad Herod was dead. They were back in bethleham in
time to perform Miriam’s (Mary’s) purificationa nd Yeshua’s dedication
on the 4oth day after Yeshua’s birth (as required by Torah) (Luke.
2:22-38. By this time Herod had to be dead or they could not have come
to the Tempole in Jerusalem. Herod had to have died during the 40 days
between Yeshua’s birth, and his dedication 40 days later. Herod is
known to have died in September of 4 B.C.E. So Yeshua had to have born
in the fall (this rueles out that Zechariah could have been serving
during Abijah’s second course of the year, since that would place
Yeshua’s birth in the Spring and not allow for Herod’s death during the
40 days after his birth in the fall). This also tells us that the year
of Yeshua’s birth was 4 B.C.E.
ukkot has long been associated by the rabbi’s with the coming of Messiah, for many reasons. One of them is the fact that Scripture tells us that people from the nations of the world will come up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles with the Jewish people in Jerusalem during the Millennial Kingdom: “Then…all nations of the earth…will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16). Regardless of whether Sukkot was the time of his birth or not, it will definitely find its full prophetic fulfillment when Yeshua comes to establish his long awaited kingdom. And all people who have been redeemed by his glorious sacrifice will gladly celebrate Sukkot in all its fullness – for God will then dwell among us forever!
The seventh day of this Sukkot is known as Hoshana Rabba – the Great Save. Because Sukkot was a festival celebrating the final harvest of the year, it was customary to thank God during this time for the produce of that year and to ask Him to provide the needed winter rains for next year’s harvest. There were many special observances and traditions developed along this theme. The most spectacular of these was the water drawing ceremony.
Water was an important part of Sukkot. Before the festival, the Rabbis taught on every passage in Scripture dealing with water. During the water drawing ceremony, the High Priest would recite Isaiah 12:1-3: “And in that day you shall say, ‘O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you have comforted me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.’ Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.”
In the Middle East during the first century water was often scarce. The people were very much aware of their dependence on God for the rains that were so vital for the preservation of life. No wonder the prophets came to see rain as a symbol of salvation and the work of God’s Holy Spirit: “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean.” (Ezekiel 36:25)
We can now more fully appreciate the events recorded on one particular Sukkot – when Yeshua stood in the Temple on this great day of the feast and cried out: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38)