The Gospel of Matthew tells us that Jesus Christ was born in the final years of the tyrant known as Herod the Great.
He tells us that when Jesus was born, Herod panicked and had all the baby boys in Bethlehem killed.
Fortunately, the Holy Family escaped to Egypt and remained there until Herod was dead.
They didn't have to stay long, though.
Here's when Herod the Great actually died . . .
Setting Aside a Common Mistake
For just over a hundred years, the question of when Herod the Great died has been dominated by a proposal by the German scholar Emil Schurer.
He suggested that Herod died in 4 B.C., and this view took off in scholarly circles.
But in recent decades, it's...READ MORE