I saw this while reading some George Carlin pages. But seriously, what year did Jesus think it was?
Today, April 10th, 2009 by the Gregorian Calendar is 16th of Nisan, 5769 in the Hebrew Calendar that Jesus would have used.
Do the calculations for whichever year you are interested in.
jimmysnyder has an even better explanation that I'd like him to post.
I'm re-opening this thread, but the first person that posts a religious or distasteful joke will regret it.
This is now a discussion of history.
Thank you Evo.
The practice of specifying the year in the Jewish Calendar from one year before the creation began in the third century A.D. Jesus would have been unaware of it. Here is a quote from the Britannica site:
So the answer to the OP is "the xx year of the reign of the Emperor nnnn"
romans used years from the founding of the city about 800BCE
a good thing as later they had multi rulers in the same year
bible and or jewish history has few to no firm ties to good dates
even your boy JC's birthday and birth year is unknown
one of the few good dates is the death of Herod the great in 4 BCE
so JC had to predate Herods death if the story is right about wisemen and killing of the kids
but no records of that
or the census
and luke trys to tie in to a unknown ruler governing in syria
so JC may have known the year but the bible writers didnot
so we do not today
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