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  • Brian Shaheed
    Dear List, I am writing in regards to a book called, “The Birth of Christ Recalculated” by Ernest L. Martin. Apparently Mr. Martin reached the conclusion
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 28, 2004
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      Dear List,

      I am writing in regards to a book called, �The Birth of Christ Recalculated�
      by Ernest L. Martin. Apparently Mr. Martin reached the conclusion that
      Jesus� date of birth is September 11th, 3 B.C.. Although I have not read his
      book, the information I find on the web concerning how he reached his
      September 11th, 3 B.C. birth date is based on �celestial charts� and a
      �lunar eclipse� that occurred shortly before the death of Herod that is
      apparently reported by Flavius Josephus in the �Antiquities�. Of course
      after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks many have jumped all over this to
      substantiate �Prophetic Signs�. I assume that there has been tremendous
      speculation as to the date of Christ�s birth, but does Mr. Martin�s claim
      hold anymore weight than the rest of the speculations of Christ�s date of
      birth? Just out of curiosity, what is the most widely held scholarly belief
      as to the actual date of Christ�s birth?

      Brian A. Shaheed
      Longview, Wa.

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    • nancy
      Hi, Someone wrote to ask about where Peter was buried. There is an article in this month s Bible Review about this very subject. The first page of the
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 28, 2004
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        Hi,

        Someone wrote to ask about where Peter was buried. There is an article in
        this month's Bible Review about this very subject. The first page of the
        article is on their web
        site. http://www.bib-arch.org/bswb_BR/bswbbr2001f2.html

        I hope that this helps.

        Nancy Jones



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      • Jeffrey Glen Jackson
        I ve heard the 3 BC date before, but not 9-11 (at least I don t remember it). Working from vague memories, a lot of early chonologers pointed to 3 BC. The
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 29, 2004
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          I've heard the 3 BC date before, but not 9-11 (at least I don't
          remember it). Working from vague memories, a lot of early
          chonologers pointed to 3 BC. The main difficulty of course
          is the death of Herod in 4 BC, but I read an argument for
          Herod actually living to 2 BC. I never followed up on the
          evidence. I'll see if I can find where I read this and post
          a citation if I find it.

          Jeffrey Glen Jackson

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