Religion Today

2021-12-26 Religion Today – Jesus Birth Date and Birth Year, Messiah, Son of Man

Host Martin Tanner corrects an error from his prior podcast, then describes why there was a Jewish community or colony in Egypt when Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled there to escape the wrath of Herod.  The Star of Bethlehem was likely a comet, seen and noted in 5 BC.  The phrase in Matthew 2:9 the star “stood over” was used exclusively to describe comets in the ancient world.  “Jesus” (from the Hebrew) also transliterated “Joshua” or “Yeshua” literally means “YHWH saves”.  “Christ” (from the Greek) “kristos” is a translation of the Hebrew word “Meshia” or “Messiah” literally means “smeared, or anointed with oil.”  Jesus was thus “Jehovah who saves, the anointed or chosen Savior.” 

Published: Friday December 24, 2021
Runtime: 00:19:59