Around the world, Christians and other devotees are celebrating the birth of Jesus. Jesus came into the world to show people the Right and Divine Path. There are some interesting facts related to Jesus’ life that not everyone knows. Let’s know about them:
Jesus Got His Name From An Angel
Jesus got his name from an angel. It is mentioned in the Bible that an Angel went to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and told her that you have the special Grace of God and he is with you. Mary got nervous after hearing this but the angel told her that you need not be afraid. You will give birth to a child whose name will be Jesus. His kingdom will never end.
Jesus’ Surname Was Not Christ
Many people think that Christ is Jesus’ surname but it is not. In the first century, people did not have surnames in Palestine. At that time people used to identify children in the name of parents. The word Christ derives from the Greek Christos meaning Messiah.
Jesus Was Not Born On 25 December
The whole world celebrates the birth of Jesus on 25 December, but there is doubt about his birthday on 25 December. Long ago Christian leaders such as Hippolytus and John Chrysostom observed the date of December 25, and finally, the date was chosen to celebrate. There are many differences among scholars regarding the date of Jesus’ birth. Some people say that Jesus was born not in the cold but in the autumn season.
Jesus Had Many Siblings
According to Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus had many siblings. They have named their four brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas.
Jesus Did The Work Of A Carpenter
According to the Gospel, Jesus used to work as a carpenter in the beginning. Very often, Jesus’ brother Joseph was a carpenter and it is said that Jesus learned this work from him. Later, the people of the city also came to know him as a carpenter.
Jesus Was Very Simple In Appearance
Although there is not much information about the physical structure of Jesus, but it is said that he had simple features.
The First Miracle Of Jesus
We all know, Jesus performed great miracles. He performed his first miracle during a wedding ceremony in Kana. Here he made water into liquor. Jesus’ glory was started spreading everywhere after this miracle.
Jesus Spoke Many Languages
In first-century Palestine, Jews usually spoke the Aramaic language. And Jesus also spoke the same Aramaic language. Although, according to Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus had knowledge of many languages including Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek.
Jesus Was Not A Vegetarian
According to Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus was not a vegetarian. Gospel mentioned that Jesus too used to eat meat like the rest of the Jews. Jesus used to eat fish regularly.
Jesus Fasted For 40 Days
According to the Bible, Jesus fasted for 40 days. Usually, at the time, in that region, there was no ordinary person can keep fast for so many days.