They take about an hour and a half, two hours to read out loud. They're not what we understand modern biography to be: They've got between ten and twenty thousand words and ancient biography doesn't waste time on great background details about where the person went to school or all the psychological upbringing that we now look for in our kind of post-Freudian age.
To determine the exact date of the birth of Jesus in time we have to consider several things. Caesar Augustus was emperor from 44 B. Herod the Great died between March 29 and April 11, 4 B.
We know this because Josephus tells us there was an eclipse just before he died March 12, 13and there was a Passover just after his death April The point is that Jesus was born before this, because the wise men came to Herod to ask about the birth.
Quirinius was the governor of Syria from B. We are told in the account in Luke 2 that an order went out from Caesar to enroll the people in their hometowns for the purpose of taxation.
This probably meant that the people would go regularly to be taxed in their home towns. Joseph and Mary being from Judah had to go to Bethlehem. This occurred before the death of Herod, before his empire was split up among his sons.
Josephus mentions a census in A. But that is not this one--that was the one referred to in Acts 5: Luke is a historian and knows full well that is not this decree.
Quirinius was governor twice, and there is some uncertainty about when his first tenure occurred. It was probably from B. That seems to contradict the fact that Jesus was born before 4 B.
It would not have gotten organized for a couple of years in Palestine. It was a good time for the census to be taken, though, because Herod was old and dying, his kingdom was in turmoil with a power struggle for the throne, and Rome needed to k now what they had in Palestine.
The census was probably underway between 6 and 4 B. Some have concluded that this meant Jesus was two when the Magi came to see him.
But that would mean Jesus was born about 6 B. Herod was just playing it safe. After all, the Magi had traveled a long way, and had seen the star.
Herod did not know when the child was born. The sequence then would have been that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in 5 or 4 B. Almost immediately the Magi show up to worship him. When they return home without reporting to Herod, Herod orders the slaughter of the innocents.
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