Dating the birth of christ jeffrey r chadwick


19-Aug-2017 23:51

Then Cleopas said “today is the third day since these things were done.” The timing is specific: Sunday was the third day the event – clearly indicating that Thursday was the day on which the crucifixion occurred!This single but specific report in Luke 24 leaves no doubt about the timing of the events.Since the Jewish Sabbath is Saturday, does not this mean that Jesus must have died on a Friday? While such logic was clearly assumed by traditional Christianity, which has commemorated Friday as the day of Jesus’ death for 1800 years, those who so reasoned failed to take into account that Jesus died on the eve of Passover, and that Passover is a Festival Sabbath.No matter what day of the week Passover falls upon, it is considered a Sabbath day.The article is entitled “Dating the Death of Jesus Christ” ( 54:4, 2015) and may be accessed at It also explains why AD 30 must be the year of Jesus’ death (rather than AD 33), based on the known lifespan of Jesus, which the Book of Mormon reports was 33 years, and the latest possible date Jesus can have been born, which was the winter of 5/4 BC.For more information on this, readers may also link to a previous study entitled “Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ” ( 49:4, 2010) at this link Finally, the Book of Mormon also provides key data which point to Thursday as the day of the crucifixion.At that point the three hour storm in America would have abated, and the thick darkness would have commenced.Taking this into account, if Jesus’ death is modeled on a Friday at PM Jerusalem time, then the beginning of the darkness in America must be placed at AM on Friday morning.

A very singular prediction made by Jesus is found in his famous “sign of the prophet Jonas,” found in Matthew -40.For those interested in examining all of the evidence in the 57 page article, a link will appear below.Right now, I’ll just rehearse a few of the main points.This occurred in the year AD 30 (rather than AD 33, as some LDS sources often maintain).



Dec 24, 2010. Elder James E. Talmage, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, an associate professor of church history and. issue of BYU Studies on "Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ" that challenges.… continue reading »


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By Jeffrey R. Chadwick March 21, 2016. readers may also link to a previous study entitled “Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ” BYU Studies 494, 2010 at this.… continue reading »


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