Christmas Chronology

December 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

Below is a chronological list of passages from the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John related to the Christmas story.

Time Frame:                                                 Passage:                    Topic:

Creation to Eternity                                      John 1: 1-18             The Word became flesh

9 months before Jesus was born               Luke 1: 26-38           Annunciation to Mary
9 months before Jesus was born               Luke 1: 39-45           Mary visits Elizabeth
9 months before Jesus was born               Luke 1: 46-56           Mary’s Song

6 months before Jesus was born               Matthew 1: 18-25    Annunciation to Joseph

Birth of Jesus                                                  Luke 2: 1-7               Birth
Birth of Jesus                                                  Luke 2: 8-20             Shepherds and Angels

8 days after Jesus was born                         Luke 2: 21                Circumcision

40 days after Jesus was born                       Luke 2: 22-40           Presentation in the Temple

About 18 months after Jesus was born     Matthew 2: 1-12      Visit of the Magi
About 18 months after Jesus was born     Matthew 2: 13-18    Escape to Egypt

About 5 years after Jesus was born           Matthew 2: 19-23    Return to Nazareth

 

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