[b-hebrew] Dates of Ezra and Nehemiah

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Sat Sep 16 12:14:17 EDT 2006


On 16/09/2006 17:03, Lisbeth S. Fried wrote:
> ...
>>> Dates in antiquity are always in terms of regnal years of the local
>>>       
> king.
>   
>>> That is why this is the year 2006, it is supposed to be the 2006th
>>>       
> regnal year of Jesus
>   
>> Christ.
>>
>> Wrong, AD is supposed to be the number of years from his birth. We know
>>     
> today that that
>   
>> is almost certain to be wrong, but it was supposed to be from his birth.
>>     
>
>
> The presumption is that he began to reign from the date of his birth. If you
> think he didn't begin to reign then, when would you say that he began to
> reign? From the time of his death?
>   

In standard Christian thinking, the reign of Jesus as King began with 
his resurrection and ascension - or else it is yet to begin, when he 
comes again for his millennial reign.

-- 
Peter Kirk
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