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    Posted: 10-Mar-2018 at 02:37
There is certainly something amiss with the belief that early Christian writers all agreed on when Jesus was born. 

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"In the 32nd year of Herod and the 309th year of Alexander, was born our Lord the Messiah.... Prior to that year, the Romans had sent the judge (legate) Cyrinus to count the population subject to tax. .... The learned Greek Longinus introduces this event in the 3rd part of his book.... His mother Mary was 13 years old; the duration of her whole life was 51 years, she lived 6 years after the Ascension of Our Lord Christ. It was the 44th year of Augustus Caesar. 2 years after his birth, he was transported to Egypt at night when the Magi came to him, and he stayed in Egypt; He was then aged 4.... Then Herod died, having lived in his city 70 years, he reigned 34, in the year 44 of Caesar. .... After the death of Herod, Archelaus succeeded him in the year 45 of Augustus Caesar in the year 312 of Alexander; and Archelaus ruled for 9 years. ... Herod as successor who reigned 28 years. Augustus lived 75 years and died after having reigned for 56 years.... Tiberius Caesar reigned for 23 years and lived 78 years. The 1st year of his reign, there was a great earthquake, and several cities were knocked down and many men and animals killed. In the year 7 of his reign, Herod built a city and called it Tabariye (Tiberias).... In the year 14 the procurator Pilate was sent to the Jews (in Judaea). In the year 15 (of Tiberius), Our Lord Christ ... was baptized by John.... He had returned ... our Lord Christ ... was 30 years old.... In the year 19 of Tiberius Caesar, and in the year 342 of Alexander, Our Lord Christ was crucified .... The philosophers in their books tell that the days of the Passion of Christ, ... in the volume ... kings, that, during the reign of Caesar, the sun was darkened, and it became night at the 9th hour and the stars appeared: there was a strong earthquake at Nicaea and in all the surrounding cities.... The philosopher Ursinus says in the 5th chapter of his book ...: "We were in great grief and long anguish. The sun was darkened and the earth shook.... .... There were between Hannan and Caiphas less than 4 years, according to Eusebius.... In the year 17 of Tiberius Caesar, and in the year 341 of Alexander, 1 year before the crucifixion of our Lord the Christ ... Abgar the Black, king of Edessa, sent messengers to some towns.... Cephas ... was bishop for 25 years, until the 13th year of Nero...."

Agapius, Universal History (1909) part 2. pp.1-287.
[Translated by Alexander Vasiliev]
The 2nd Part Of The History Of Mahboub, Son Of Constantine,
Of Mebidj [Carchemish/Jerablus], Bishop Of The City Od Menbidj.

The people who are forcing me to eat fluoridated water & food every meal every day are doing evil criminal wrong to me. (Community fluoridation is mass medication.)
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