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Old Aug 7, '07, 2:55 pm
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Default When was JESUS born?

I have heard estimates ranging from 12 BC to 4 BC Some say in September. We know there was a Census of the Romans, that must give us some historical clues. There was a rare astronomical phenomenon on that day which brought the wise men to the manger. I have always pictured it as being in the night after they had sought lodging at the inn, and could find no place to stay but the manger. But what's the best evidence for the year and time of year?
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I have heard estimates ranging from 12 BC to 4 BC Some say in September. We know there was a Census of the Romans, that must give us some historical clues. There was a rare astronomical phenomenon on that day which brought the wise men to the manger. I have always pictured it as being in the night after they had sought lodging at the inn, and could find no place to stay but the manger. But what's the best evidence for the year and time of year?
What difference does it make?
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Herod the Great died in 4 BC, so it was sometime before then.
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What difference does it make?
None I guess, sorry i asked.
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Herod the Great died in 4 BC, so it was sometime before then.
That narrows it down, thanks.
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A longer thread on this subject is here
http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=157658
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18:04
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26 February
6 BC
Bethlehem, Judaea Province, Roman Empire

Born with sun in the "sign of Jonah" (Pisces, the fish)
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None I guess, sorry i asked.

As long as it is asked with respect and true curiosity, every question has merit to the person who asks it.

Never feel sorry for pursuing knowledge.

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There is no such thing as a dumb question.

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Jesus was born on Christmas! It's His birthday!
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More important is that Jesus WAS born.
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I've heard most often that He was born in 3 A.D., which works nicely with the death of Herod in 4 A.D.

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Amen to that.
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Old Aug 8, '07, 1:49 pm
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Warren Carroll addresses this issue in his Book "The Founding of Christendom". His conclusion after reviewing all the evidence was that he "adopted" the year 6 b.c. What he considered in arriving at this date was the references in Luke concerning the presentation of Jesus in the temple, Jesus age mentioned in scripture, the census, Herod's death and astronomical evidence all of which is explained in his book.
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