I’ll be sure to add this to the pile of “proven”
dates that he was born on.
I still strongly believe that Sukkot or possibly
Rosh Hashanah 5 BC fits perfectly, and fits with the
symbolism of his birth as well and the feasts, and that
he died 14 Nisan, preparation day, 30 AD a Wednesday.
Everyone assumes that the death of Herod was weeks to
months after Jesus birth with no reason
for that short of a time frame. We are never told how
long the holy family was in Egypt just that it was till
Herod died. It could have been years. He very well could
have been born Sukkot or RH of 5 BC within say 3-6 MO,
possible on Hanukkah, visited by the magi then whisked
away to Egypt stayed till Herod died in 1 BC, or 1 AD
whichever, then came back to Israel.
Given the catholic nature of the site I wouldn’t
hold them up as a good as gold level of proof. Also
given when he was around it would have been during the
early catholic church years who knows if what he saw was
accurate or made up by the RCC to bolster their claims.
they aren't the true church but a offshoot mix of
Christianity and paganism so they aren't exactly the
best authority when it comes to truth. I certainly would
not close the case based on their testimony.
Gerry Almond (5
"TO ALL 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 each year.
“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 their
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 all.
Footnotes 1 and 2 “Dionysius Exiguus Got It
Right” Bruce Killian email
P. S. If you want a detailed read, a great
paper entitled “Dionysius Exiguus Got It Right” on
this matter is found at