Paul Wilson (16 Nov 2010)
"Does this timeline seem OK?? Please do answer."

I am pretty sure on a Tishri birth as it is well believed that John the Baptist was born on Passover and we know that Jesus' birth was 6 months later (as Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant when Mary be came pregnant) which is tabernacles. We are not told how long they were in Egypt so we can only guess. Now it appears he was 33 and a half at death, he celebrated 3 Passovers after baptism (somewhere around 30) and was killed on preparation day of what would have been the fourth and again Passover is 6 mouths from Tishri, so since we know based on his saying he would be in the belly of the earth “3 days and 3 nights” he was killed on a Wednesday and that would place it in 30 AD as only 30, AD 27 AD, and 37 AD have Wednesday prep days. With a 30 AD date we have a 5 BC birth. Now lately several scholars are believing Herod died in the beginning months of 1 BC as there was a lunar eclipse on Jan 9th that year and they believe the eclipse of 4 BC was not soon enough for the events to have taken place that would have happened after his death without interfering with Passover (http://www.askelm.com/star/star010.htm).  Given this we can see a time line of :
 
Birth-Tishri 15 5 BC, Magi arrive fall-winter 3 BC, Flee to Egypt late 3 BC or early 2 BC, Stay till Herod’s death in 1 BC, Return after his death 1 BC, They go to Jerusalem when he is 12 sometime between Tishri 15 8 AD and Tishri 14 9 AD, He is baptized somewhere around Tishri 26 AD, He is crucified on Nisan 14 30 AD. total 33.5 years: 4.25 in BC and 29.25 in AD
 
On the resurrection 3 days and 3 nights bring us to Saturday night after sundown so at the earliest this is when he rose at the latest on Sunday just prior to sun rise. Now the earthquake on Sunday morning is not said to be because of the resurrection but “for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,”. Now Jesus could have risen on Saturday night and been in the tomb till the angel rolled it away or he could have risen on Sunday morning as he not only said “3 days and 3 nights” but also “after 3 days he would rise” so that would put it anytime after sundown Saturday.
 
Paul
 
I know some of you place his birth at a different date and/or year this is simply my guess.  I invite you to share your own timeline that we may discuss this respectfully. We can disagree on some things and still be brethren and still be seeking the truth.