Today we will share about Interesting Facts about Jesus. Hope you liked this Article.
1. Jesus probably wasn’t born in 1 A.D.
Jesus’ significance is seen in how His presence divides history. Today we see history through the lens of B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini “in the year of the Lord”). The only problem is that Jesus was probably born before 4 B.C.
Herod is the main reason that many scholars believe Christ was born earlier. Most believe Herod died in 4 B.C. And since he played such a big part in Christ’s birth story (Matthew 2), Jesus had to have been born before this date.
2. Jesus gets his name from an angel
“The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.’ Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end’” (Luke 1:28–33)
3. Jesus quotes Deuteronomy to the devil
Imagine if your entire spiritual welfare depended on how well you knew the book of Deuteronomy! When Satan tempts Jesus in the desert, He answers every enticement with a passage from this one book from the Pentateuch.
Jesus had fasted for 40 days and was nearing starvation. When the devil lures Him to use his power to make stones into bread, Jesus responds with a quote from Deuteronomy 8:3: “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4)
Next, Satan tempts Jesus to prove His uniqueness by throwing Himself off the temple. The devil reminds Jesus that God won’t allow Him to fall. This time, Jesus pulls a quote from Deuteronomy 6:16: “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” (Matthew 4:7)
Finally, Satan offers Jesus the world and all its splendors if only Jesus will worship him. And Jesus answers him from Deuteronomy 6:13: Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” (Matthew 4:10)
4. Jesus was worshipped as God
Not only did Jesus claim to be God, but the disciples worshipped Jesus as God:
“Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’” (Matthew 14:33)
“So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him” (Matthew 28:8–9).
“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’
Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:27–28)
5. Only one miracle is recorded in all four gospels
There are more than 40 miracles recorded in the gospels. And while most of them occur in more than one account, there’s only one miraculous event that makes it in every gospel: the feeding of the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13–21; Mark 6:31–44; Luke 9:12–17; John 6:1–14).
6. Mary was present at Christ’s birth and death
When Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple, they met an older man named Simeon. The Holy Spirit promised Simeon that he would see the Messiah before he died. Prompted by the Spirit, he recognized Jesus. Taking the child in his arms, he thanked God for allowing him to witness God’s salvation.
Then he spoke to Mary, “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too” (Luke 2:34–35).
The last sentence of his prophecy proved true as Mary watched her son be crucified. Even in His agony, Jesus was concerned for the care of His mother, instructing John to care for her (John 19:26–27).
7. Where Jesus would be buried was prophesied
After Jesus died, Matthew tells us that a rich man offered up his burial plot:
As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away (Matthew 27:57–60).
Isaiah prophesied about Jesus’ burial hundreds of years before:
“He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth” (Isaiah 53:9).
As the prophet had predicted, Jesus was executed as a criminal but ended up in the tomb of the wealthy.
8. The risen Jesus appears to His disciples and followers 12 times
The New Testament records 12 post-resurrection appearances Jesus makes to individuals or groups:
Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9–11)
The women at the tomb (Matthew 28:8–10)
Peter (Luke 24:34)
The travelers on the road (Mark 16:12–13)
The disciples without Thomas (Mark 16:14)
The disciples including Thomas (John 20:26–31)
The disciples while they fished (John 21:1–14)
The disciples on the mountain (Matthew 28:16–20)
The crowd of 500 (1 Corinthians 15:6)
James (1 Corinthians 15:7)
Those who were at His ascension (Acts 1:6–9)
Paul (Acts 9:1–6)
9. Bethlehem means “House of bread”
The name of the town where Jesus is born is called Bethlehem. In Hebrew, this is two words. Beth meaning “house,” and lehem which means “bread.” It’s hard not to see the significance here
Not only did the prophet Micah predict that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, but Jesus frequently referred to himself as the “Bread of Life” (John 6:35, 48, 51).
10. Jesus probably wasn’t born on December 25
The entire world celebrates Christ’s birth on December 25, but is that His actual birthday? Probably not.
Early Christian leaders like Hippolytus and John Chrysostom began observing Christ’s birth on this date. Over time it became the accepted date for celebration, offering an alternative to many pagan festivals happening at this time.
Many scholars question the accuracy of this date, and doubt the shepherds would be out with the sheep at night during the coldest time of the year. Looking at the conception and birth of John the Baptist, many believe Jesus was probably born in the fall.