You know how people often say that Jesus was born in 4 B.C., 6 B.C., 7 B.C., or a time earlier still?
The calculations that lead to these dates are all based on a proposal that was made just over a hundred years ago.
But now scholars are challenging this proposal, because it looks like it's wrong.
And it's been distorting our understanding of when Jesus was born for over a hundred years.
Here's the story. . . .
When Herod Died
The Gospel of Matthew records that Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great.
Luke doesn't say it explicitly, but he does indicate that the birth of John the Baptist was foretold during Herod's reign.
If Jesus was born during the reign...READ MORE