Dating the birth of christ jeffrey r chadwick
Christians confess that Jesus was eternal God come in the flesh.
We celebrate his birth into our space-time continuum because his life, death, and resurrection on our behalf allow us to be credited with perfection as an unmerited gift of grace when we accept it by faith.
Mc Conkie reviewed the positions and reasoning of both Talmage and Clark with regard to Jesus’s birth date and stated that he would follow Clark’s course.
Accordingly, Mc Conkie dated the Annunciation to Mary in March or April of 5 bc, and the birth of Jesus in December of 5 bc (with the caveat that his birth could also have occurred from January to April of 4 bc).
Friends, I have long wanted to help people better understand this topic.
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Bednar, one of the current Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon or LDS Church), affirmed a well-known Mormon belief making this declaration at the close of his recent (April 2014) General Conference address to Mormons around the world: “.” Now the issue of the exact day when Jesus was born is not a significant one.
In this article, I strive to show that virtually all hard evidence, scriptural and otherwise, now points to a narrow window of time at the beginning of winter for the birth of the Savior, and that Jesus was quite likely born in December of the year 5 bc.
This conclusion will probably come as a surprise, and perhaps even as a shock, to some Latter-day Saints.
And of these three, it is significant that the latter two prefer a different time frame than Talmage’s proposal of April 6 in 1 bc.
In this regard, the present reexamination of the question of dating Jesus’s birth seems appropriate.