Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2019   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages. ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done When was Jesus born? (Is there a connection to the rapture?)   According the Luke’s account of Gabriel’s visitation to Mary (below), Jesus would have been conceived in the last week of the 6th month (see points 1 & 2), which is Elul on the Hebrew calendar. (see chart on left)  Thus, He would have been born in the 2nd week of the 4th month (Tammuz), based on a 40-week pregnancy.  That corresponds to June or July.  That also makes sense, considering the shepherds were tending their flocks at night. (Luke 2:8) Luke 1:26-27 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. Luke 1:35-43 35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.  Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God." 38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.  39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!   Point #1: We know that John-the-Baptist was conceived after his dad, Zechariah the priest, was chosen by lot to enter the Temple to burn incense, at which time he spoke to the angel.  (Luke 1:8-11)  As noted above, Elizabeth was in her 6th month of pregnancy during the 6th month of the Hebrew calendar, so John-the-Baptist had to be conceived during the 1st month of the Hebrew calendar.  Thus, the time that Zechariah would have been entering the Temple would have been during Passover Week, starting on the 14th of the 1st month, and including the Feast of Unleavened Bread (15th - 22nd of the 1st month).  Since John-the-Baptist was conceived in the traditional manner, it would have after Zechariah went home.  Luke 1:23 says, “When his time of service was completed, he returned home.”  Thus, he must have stayed until the end of Passover Week, which is surprising since he had a traumatic experience that struck him mute.  Nevertheless, that narrows the time that John-the-Baptist could have been conceived to the last-week of the 1st Hebrew month.  It couldn’t have taken any longer than that because Elizabeth’s 1st month of pregnancy had to coincide with some part of the 1st month, so that her 6th month of pregnancy could coincide with some part of the 6th month, as noted above.  Therefore, since Elizabeth was already in her 6th month of pregnancy, Gabriel’s visit to Mary must have been during the last-week of the 6th month.    Point #2: Mary “hurried” to Elizabeth, and Jesus was conceived before she got there. (v.42) Granted, the trip from Nazareth (v.26) to the hill country of Judea (v.39) was about 70-miles, so it could have taken 3-4 days for her to get there, but I imagine that the conception took place immediately (after the angel left) or perhaps when she went to sleep that night.  Regardless, Jesus was most likely conceived in the last-week of the 6th month.    Note: Luke’s account was undoubtedly gathered through an interview with Mary, so she obviously remembered the 6th month.  That is understandable because she would have arrived at Elizabeth’s house around the 1st of the 7th month, which is the beginning of the High Holy Days (Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles).  That’s something she would have remembered, especially since Zechariah was a priest.    So, since Jesus’ conception was in the last-week of the 6th Hebrew month, then His birth would have been about 40-weeks later (+/-), which is about 280 days.  Since 9 lunar months equals about 266 days (29.5 days/month), then a normal pregnancy would be 9 lunar months plus 14 days, which would make Jesus’ birth in the 2nd week of the 4th month (Tammuz) Of course, Jesus’ birth can only be estimated because a pregnancy can vary in length. Does Jesus’ birth have any connection with the rapture?    The answer could definitely be ‘yes’, especially since the middle of the 70th Seven, as defined by Implementation Day of the Iranian nuclear agreement, which satisfies the ‘confirmation of a covenant with many’ (Daniel 9:27), lands very near the 17th of Tammuz (4th month), in 2019, which is an infamous day in Israeli history.  The only way to know for sure is to wait and see, but many tragedies have struck the Jewish people on that day, and the rapture would be yet another, since they don’t believe in Jesus.  Plus, it would be very fitting for Jesus to return near His original birthday on earth, which also corresponds to God’s appearance on Mt. Sinai. (see new section on Rapture-2019 for more details and a chart) Hebrew calendar months 1st month = Nisan (March/April) 2nd month = Iyar (April/May) 3rd month = Sivan (May/June) 4th month = Tammuz (June/July) 5th month = Av (July/August) 6th month = Elul (August/Sept) 7th month = Tishrei (Sept/Oct) 8th month = Cheshvan (Oct/Nov) 9th month = Kislev (Nov/Dec) 10th month = Teves (Dec/Jan) 11th month = Shevat (Jan/Feb) 12th month = Adar (Feb/March)