Dating the birth of jesus christ

24 Jul

All that this Revelation means to say is that the Church was organized in the year commonly accepted as 1830, A. Lee and Spencer W Kimball—have affirmed that April 6th is the actual birth date of the Savior as well as the anniversary of the organization of the Church.

(President Kimball's address was printed with different textual details than those of his oral remarks, as is not uncommon when preparing addresses for publication. It's unclear, however, if these remarks were based on revelation or on personal interpretation.

So interestingly enough, based on the best available evidence, 1997 may have actually marked the end of the 2000th year since the birth of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the 3rd millennium!

Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols.

It is not a matter of great consequence in Latter-day Saint worship The common Latter-day Saints belief that Jesus was born on April 6th is based on a single scripture — D&C 20:1. a Sythian monk in Rome, Dionysius Exiguus (Dionysius the Little), was preparing new tables for determining the date of Easter, and he decided to abandon the pagan calendar in use at the time, that was based on the first year of the reign of Emperor Diocletian (29 Aug., 284).* It can be demonstrated from the 70 week prophecy of Daniel 9 that the baptism of Jesus occurred in 27 A. This is an extremely important bit of information, because astronomers today know that there were eclipses of the moon on the following dates: Historians have determined, on this and other evidence, that King Herod apparently died in the Spring of what we now call 4 B. (Julian year 4710), probably early in the Jewish month of Nisan (April), after the partial eclipse of the moon occurring on March 13th, 4 B. If you will recall, Herod lived long enough after Jesus' birth to order the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem, in an attempt to murder Jesus- Mat Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.The unconventional attack came after several months of substantial defeats for Washington’s army that had resulted in the loss...On this day in 1880, Layne Hall is born in Mississippi. But a close examination of the chronological details of history narrows the possibilities to a reasonable window of time. What is known is that biblical and historical details point to an approximate year of birth. His birth changed history forever, along with the lives of countless people around the world. " Answer: The Bible does not provide the exact day or even the exact year in which Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It’s the day Christians have agreed to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but the exact day of His birth is unknown.This passage says the Church was organized "one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh..the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April." Many Mormons have taken this reference to be a literal count of the years from the birth of Jesus to the organization of the Church.On the other hand, several writers, including some modern apostles and prophets, have urged caution in interpreting D&C 20:1 as an exact count of years.So, on this evidence alone, the current method of numbering the years since the birth of Jesus is in error by at least 4 years, and perhaps as much as 5 years.So if we were to correct for this error, 1996 would more accurately be numbered as no less than So, no matter how you look at it, the year 2000 A. was really meaningless, because the current calendar is clearly in error.