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Why does Wikipedia say Jesus was born in 04 BC? Wasn't he born in 00 BC?

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  • 3 months ago
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    The calendar we use was created by Dionysius Exiguus, a Roman monk, in the first half of the sixth century. He named the Year 1 Anno Domini, the year of the lord. His calculations of the date of the birth of Jesus were wrong and he was actually born between 8 and 4 BCE.

    The Romans did not have a zero and all calculations started with 1 so there was never a year 0. When dates before year 1 were required, BC (before Christ) was used and the calendar went from 1BC to 1AD with no year 0. These days people use the Common Era (CE) and Before the Common Era (BCE) instead of AD and BC.

  • 3 months ago

    No, he was more likely born in 1 BC.

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  • 3 months ago

    There was no year 0.

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  • Otto
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    3 months ago

      There was no year 0.

    Jesus was not born on December 25. He was born about October 1. He was born 33 years before he died.

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  • lillie
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    3 months ago

    How old was Jesus at his baptism? The Scriptures answer: “Jesus himself, when he commenced his work [right after being baptized], was about thirty years old.” (Luke 3:21-23) If we count back 30 years from Jesus’ baptism in 29 C.E. (and remember that there is no zero year between the B.C.E. and C.E. periods of reckoning), we find that he was born in 2 B.C.E.

    Source(s): Watchtower Magazine
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  • 3 months ago

    he was born in british columbia.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Anybody can add or subtract from Wikipedia, the facts clearly show that Jesus never existed.

  • 3 months ago

    There is no 0 BC because they didn't have zero. His date of birth was an incorrect guess made centuries later by the Venerable Bede but since the alternative would be to change all other dates we're left with this single anomaly instead because it's simpler.

    • tentofield
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      3 months agoReport

      Dionysius Exiguus not the venerable Bede.

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  • 3 months ago

    The Gregorian calendar, which is the one that we use in western countries, was based on some incorrect assumptions and was off by 4 to 7 years, at best guess.  Most scholars I've read, place the birth of Jesus in the 7 to 4 BCE time frame based on historical events and those recorded by the Gospels.  For example, because of the story of Herod killing infant males up to the age of two, we can speculate that Jesus had been born upto two years earlier than that point and Herod had not yet died.

    • You forget there is an undisclosed amount of time between the slaughter and his death.

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  •  I don't know, I often see many pages of biblical figures with exact birthdays. How do they know this? Where do they get this information?

    The gospel of Matthew says Jesus'father took him to Egypt during the persecution of king Herod, which must have been any time before his death in 4 BC. The assumption that he was actually born in the same year is unfounded and unlikely.

    It gets even more confused when you add Luke's narrative in, claiming he was born around 6 AD.

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