#1 Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope11-21-2012, 11:07 PM
The 'mistake' was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus or in English Dennis the Small, the 85-year-old pontiff claims in the book 'Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives', published on Wednesday.
"The calculation of the beginning of our calendar – based on the birth of Jesus – was made by Dionysius Exiguus, who made a mistake in his calculations by several years," the Pope writes in the book, which went on sale around the world with an initial print run of a million copies.
"The actual date of Jesus's birth was several years before."
Which Popes were infallible, the Pope now or the Popes that agreed with the later birth date?The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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#3 Pope's wrong...oops11-22-2012, 01:23 PM
I have read from many sources that Christ was actually born around 4 A.D. and so that's what I believe also. If that's true, then the Julian calendar is screwed up too, right?"Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people"...John Adams
11-23-2012, 12:18 AM
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I don't think it matters that much *when* he was born. We already celebrate his birthday on a day that probably isn't close to when he was acutally born.In memory of Ahmed Merabet, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
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11-26-2012, 01:27 PM
But both Luke and Matthew associate Jesus' birth with the time of King Herod. Most scholars generally assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC.
However, many scholars see a contradiction, in that while the Gospel of Matthew places Jesus' birth under the reign of Herod the Great, who died in 4 BC, the Gospel of Luke also dates the birth ten years after Herod's death during the census of Quirinius, described by the historian Josephus.
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