|ext_17625 (capriuni.livejournal.com) wrote in capriuni,|
But it seems such a simple way to answer the "We have no way of knowing Jesus's real birthday!"
Of course, since Luke's version of the birth story was nothing more than a massive retcon, and Jesus was likely born very happily at home, we still have no way of knowing the historical fact.
But the lambing season is a concrete, real-world, way of putting some internal logic into the story, and puts some humanity into it. And as a storyteller, that's what I care about.