Recently I blogged about the common apologetics claim that the dates of Christmas and the Annunciation were based on the idea that Jesus lived to an “integral age.”
In other words, that Jesus died on the anniversary of his birth or conception.
According to some authors, it was popularly believed among ancient Jews that prophets and other holy men died on their birthdays.
But my own research into the topic did not back this up.
I therefore asked if others could shed any light on the subject, and they did!
With the generous help of various individuals, mostly on Facebook, I’ve been able to get further information on this subject.
The origin of “integral age”