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When was Jesus most likely born?



A. 6 B.C.
B. 1 B.C.
C. 0 A.D.
D. 1 A.D.
Asked by Ellsworth, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

6 b.c.-the general scholarly consensus is that herod the great died in 4 b.c. and we know that, before his death, he tried to kill the baby jesus by ordering the massacre of all male children 2 years and younger. this puts jesus birth sometime around 6 b.c. this may seem odd, but our current calendar, though based on the birth of christ, involves a miscalculation. in the 6th century, a scholar by the name of dionysus exiguus calculated the year of christs birth but failed to take into...Read More
 

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