[b-hebrew] Dates of Ezra and Nehemiah

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sat Sep 16 12:42:39 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.
I didn't know that.  The birth stories in Luke and Mt. seem to me to be
portraying homage to a new born king. 
Liz Fried





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