I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. John 6:51
Think on this.
For John’s birth to take place around Passover, Elisabeth needs to conceive nine months earlier in Tammuz (June/July).
Zechariah was of the priestly division of Abijah (Luke 1:5; 1 Chron 24:1-19) and was serving as priest before God in the order of his division, according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. Luke 1:8-10
If Zechariah begins serving his time at Passover, in the month of Nisan, then he would stay throughout the Spring Feasts and Shavuot (Pentecost), in the month of Sivan. After the Spring Feasts finish, he goes home to Elisabeth and arrives before the month of Tammuz, which follows Sivan.
The timeline does work.
When Elisabeth is six months along, Gabriel appears to Mary in Nazareth. The month is Tevet, equivalent to our late Dec/Jan.
In conclusion I give you a brief summary.
Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem (House of Bread) for the census. There is no room for them and they end up at Migdal Edar (tower of the flock), a mile north of Bethlehem, where shepherds watch over Levitical sheep.
It is Tishrei 21, the last night of Sukkot when David is the expected guest. The Son of David is born in a sukkah at Migdal Edar and place in a manger, a feeding trough for sheep. It is quite appropriate to place the Bread of Life in a “place for eating” near the House of Bread.
Angels appear to the shepherds to tell them the glad tidings of great joy. The shepherds on the way toward Bethlehem, discover the Lamb of God at Migdal Edar.
The wife of Israel, Rachel, gave her life in delivery of her son she called Ben-oni (son of my sorrow). Israel named him Benjamin, son of my right hand.
Mary gave birth to a Child that dies many years later to deliver you from sin and give eternal life. He is the Son of her sorrow and the Son of the Father’s right hand.
Pretty great how God put all this together.
I can be mistaken about all of it. But I am not mistaken in the fact Jesus came born of a virgin, fulfilling all scripture concerning Messiah, and dying on a cross for you and me.
He rose the third day, conquering death and hell and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He is returning!