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QUESTION:
WHEN WAS CHRIST BORN?

 ANSWER: CHRIST WAS BORN 4 YEARS “BEFORE CHRIST”

EXPLANATION:

When Christ was born time was reckoned in the Roman Empire from the founding of the city of Rome.

When Christianity became the universal religion over what had been the Roman world, a monk named Dionysius Exiguus, at the request of the Roman Emperor Justinian, made a calendar AD 526, reckoning time from the birth of Christ, to supersede the Roman Calendar.

Long after the Christian Calendar had replaced the Roman Calendar, it was found that Dionysius had made a mistake in placing the birth of Christ from the founding of Rome in 749BC. It should have been 753BC. This correctly places the birth of Christ in 4BC.

THE CHRONOLOGY OF CHRIST’S BIRTH

 

5BC                                   Announcement to Zacharias                  Luke 1:5-15

      

       6 months later            Announcement to Mary                         Luke 1:26-38

                                        Mary’s visit to Elizabeth                         Luke 1:39-56

 

       3 months later            Mary’s return to Nazareth                      Luke 1:56

                                        Announcement to Joseph                       Matthew 1:18-24

                                        Birth of John the Baptist                        Luke 1:57-80

 

4BC                                   Birth of Jesus                                        Matthew 1:25

                                                                                                    Luke 2:1-7

                                        Announcement to the Shepherds             Luke 2:8-20

 

        8 days later               Jesus’ circumcision                                 Luke 2:21

        32 days later             Jesus’ presentation                                 Luke 2:22-38

 

3BC                                  Visit of the wise men                               Matthew 2:1-12

                                       Flight to Egypt                                        Matthew 2:13-15

                                       Slaughter of children                               Matthew 2:16-18

 

2BC

                                       Return to Nazareth                                  Matthew 2:19-23

                                                                                                    Luke 2:39

 

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Harley Hitchcock


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