Gerry Almond (5
INTERESTED IN BIRTH DATE OF JESUS"
For years I have struggled with the birth of
Jesus. I felt certain that is was no coincidence that the
numbers of His name when multiplied gave us the days of His Holy
life. I was hung up on a September birth because of the
Feast of Tabernacles. But, slowly I have come to the truth
of the matter. Below is the probable truth of, as much as
I dislike having to give up the September birth idea. It
is supported by the numbers.
I refer the reader to early historian Dionysius Exiguus who got
it right back in the early Church age. Eclipse data
indicates that the traditional death date of Herod in 4 B. C.
was wrong and rather, that he died in 1 A. D. Tracking the
priestly courses indicates the time of the birth of John the
Baptist was in August 2 B. C.
“Dionysius Exiguus was a Scythian monk and prominent scholar who
lived in Rome and who had access to the state and church
archives, including many records now lost. He carefully
selected the year we call 1 B. C. for the birth of Christ, and
set the date at December 25 as was customary in his time, and
commenced the Christian era with January 1, 1 A. D.” (See
footnote 1) Why? Because that was the day Jesus was
circumcised and NAMED. Now we know why January 1, the date
of naming our precious Lord Jesus starts the Christian calendar
“No ancient historian recorded the birth of Jesus as being in 4
B. C. That date was based on the statement of Josephus
that the death of Herod the Great occurred on March 13, 4 B.
C. This is the only eclipse recorded by Josephus.
That eclipse was only a partial eclipse in March 4 B. C. visible
for only 2 hours. A greater one occurred December 29, 1 B.
C.” (See footnote 2). Since Herod died after
the eclipse, this one more accurately fits data regarding Herod,
and surrounding the birth of Jesus.
So, based on this, the birth of Jesus Christ appears to have
happened on these time lines, and these figures seem to prove
that it is so:
Jesus first coming was not as King of Kings, or Lord of Lords,
but as our meek and lowly Savior. His name therefore was
Jesus. His second name was Savior. “You shall call
His name Jesus, for He will save (“Savior”) His people from
Jesus in Greek and Hebrew both count
Savior in Greek and Hebrew both count
The multiplied product
That is 34 years and 14 days total on the Gregorian calendar
using the 365.24219 days per year count.
Jesus was the perfect man. He was God in flesh. His
conception was of the Holy Spirit. His times were
therefore, perfect. His birth was textbook perfect as
Now, consider that this count will begin at CONCEPTION, not at
birth. That means that 280 days of the 12,432 days were in
the womb. That leaves His life span to be 12,152
days. Consider also, that His earthly life ended at the
cross on the day He died. That date was evidently April
2/3, 33. How do I know?
Counting from April 2/3, 33 A. D. back 12,432 days lands one on
March 19/20, 1 B. C. That is the Spring equinox of that year,
and the date of his CONCEPTION. It is then a matter
of counting forward 280 days to the day of His birth. That
date is DECEMBER 24/25, of 1 B. C. I know this because
Passover in 33 A. D. was April 2/3 and therefore the arrest,
trial and crucifixion was on April 2/3 33 A. D.
This, as a side note, speaks eloquently against abortion on
demand. Jesus total days included time from CONCEPTION TO
DEATH, not just birth to death! How awful the judgment of
those who support this ungodly practice!!
This tells me that the days in the tomb and subsequent
resurrection days when He appeared in His glorified state are
not part of the count. These days evidently belong to the
Age of the Church or the Age of Grace, as you please.
These total 3 in the grave, 40 in appearances to His disciples
and others, and 10 days back to heaven before the Holy Spirit
came at Pentecost. Total days, 53. No wonder the
UNIVERSAL SONS OF GOD, the Church is numbered 153. That’s
53 for Son of God and 100 for universal. It could be that
the fish of John 21 signify the totality of the Universal Sons
of God who are to come out of the Age of Grace.
Looks to me like the ancient church leaders knew about it after
Footnotes 1 and 2 “Dionysius Exiguus Got It Right”
Bruce Killian email email@example.com
P. S. If you want a detailed read, a great paper entitled
“Dionysius Exiguus Got It Right” on this matter is found at
www.scripturescholar.com/DionysiusExiguus.htm for free.