“(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)”
King James Version (KJV)
Robert Downey's comment on 2015-07-14 09:26:47:
One needs to keep in mind that the birth of Christ divided time between BC and AD, so he can 't be born in BC. In 1582 Pope Gregory didn 't do us any favors in not making the correction to God 's reckoning and that of J. Caesar. Luke has given us the correct clues, and Zumpt has it right.
Randy M Mellinger's comment on 2014-12-27 23:09:54:
The one thing that I see about this argument that has not been demonstrated so far from anybody that I have read is when we went from 1BC to 1AD.I have also read that older copies of Josephus show that Herod died in 1AD. I can only imagine that Jesus was born in 2 to 1BC. Considering that AD refers to the year of our Lord. There is also the issue of going from the Hebrew Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar introduced in 1582. There is a lot of time in between the two and there was the Julian calendar!!! I think that there is a losing argument about all of this because we don 't really know when all of this took place. BC to AD is unknown. Something tells me that if we look at the Feasts that Yahweh God put into place we will have a better idea of what season Jesus was born in. Maybe my thinking is simple but we do know that when Mary had Jesus it became AD.