Did the Christmas Story Really Happen?
The Birth of Jesus in History & Legend
Online Course Created from Live Seminar, Dec. 5th
Topics Covered:

  • What can we actually know about the birth of Jesus? 
  • How can we decide whether he was born in Bethlehem? 
  • Is it possible to reconcile the different Gospel accounts? 
  • Was the story of the Virgin Birth a later fabrication? 
  • What is the evidence for (or against) the many details, such as the trip to Bethlehem, the visit of the wisemen, and the “slaughter of the innocents”? 
  • How many of the most familiar parts of the stories come from later legends?

Four Sessions:  

  • Session ONE:  Did Matthew Misinterpret Scripture to Prove the Details of Jesus’ Birth? 
  • Session TWO:  Can Secular History Disprove (or Validate) Luke’s Account? 
  • Session Three:  Where Did the Later Legends of Jesus’ Birth Come From? And Why Were (and Are) They So Influential? 
  • Session Four:  What Can We Actually Know About the Birth of Jesus? A Historian’s Answer


Regular price for a single-lecture online course by Dr. Ehrman is $14.95.  Four works out to nearly $60.  Save $10 by buying all four Christmas lectures.


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  • What happens if I can't attend live?
    The best feature of this purchase is Lifetime Access to the Seminar recording. We will set up seminar access and email it out to all purchasers within 3-5 days after the event.
  • Where will the seminar be held?
    This will be a Live seminar held using Zoom Webinars. Zoom Webinars are a bit different than typical Zoom meetings. You will not be on camera. In fact, you don't even need a camera to attend. You can watch from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Inside of Zoom, you will also have the ability to ask questions in chat and converse with other attendees.
  • What is Early-Bird Pricing?
    The event price is $49.95, and in fact, that will be the price to purchase the seminar recording after the event. However, we are offering the seminar at a $10 discount as an incentive to purchase early, which helps us get an early head count. Early-bird pricing ends Nov. 28th.
  • Are any other discounts available?
    Yes, if you have attended one of Dr. Ehrman's other events, such as the "Did Jesus Call Himself God?" webinar, you should have received an additional discount code during the webinar or via email.
  • Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
    Absolutely! If you don't love the seminar, send us an email and we will refund 100% of your investment. You will have 30 days from the date of the seminar.