In this article, we will look at the prophecies which were written in the Bible concerning the when, the where, and the how of Jesus’ birth. This is a great evidence that the God of the Bible is all-knowing and unchangeable, not as in the case of Allah, the god of Mohammed. The first prophecy given in the Bible concerning the timing of the birth of Jesus is found in Genesis 49:1:
“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, ‘gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.’” This is how we know that Jacob was a prophet because he prophesied to his sons concerning what is coming at the end of time.
In Genesis 49:9-12, Jacob prophesied about his son, Judah. In verse 10, he said: “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” Shiloh is the Christ. It also means “the prince of peace” or “to Him is the judgment.”
God Himself made a prophecy in Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, ...