It is important to know that the birth of Jesus, the Shepherd-King in Bethlehem was not an evolution of a Sumerian Tammuz or a Greek Adonis. Tammuz and Adonis are passed away remembered only in Departments of Antiquities. Devotion to, and anticipation of, Jesus of Nazareth, continues apace, because the evidences for his identity are factual not mythical. He was born in obscurity to reign in entitlement. He is God. He is Man. And he yet lives.