The Origins of Christmas
and the Date of Christ's Birth

The first article since the Reformation to be published in a peer review academic journal defending the Dec. 25th birth of Christ!


Editor's note: This article is offered in pdf format as it appeared the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS)  with footnotes at bottom of the page (recommended), and in html, which converts footnotes to endnotes.


pdf format Simmons family

Author with wife and six children
html format



Adoration of the Shepherds


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