Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th? Why is the Annunciation on March 25th?
According to some authors, it’s due to something called the “integral age” view that was common among ancient Jews.
But this idea itself might be a myth.
Here are 9 things to know and share . . .
1) What is the “integral age” view?
Supposedly, it is a belief that was common in ancient Judaism, and it held that prophets (and other holy men) died on the same day that they were born or—according to some accounts—the day they were conceived.
They thus lived their lives in whole or “integral” years (from the Latin integer = “whole”).