Thursday, December 25, 2014

SAR #14359

Consequences linger, coloring memories.

The Fundamentals: A seasonal history lesson: According to the book of Matthew, Jesus was born in 4 BC. Luke holds out for 6 AD. John doesn't adhere to any of the timelines described by Matthew, Mark or Luke in tracing the Messiah's life. To add to the confusion, the genealogies of the Christ child as portrayed by Matthew and Luke are completely different.

1 comment:

Demetrius said...

Even Ancestry dot com cannot give a reliable trace. Archbishop James Ussher made an interesting attempt back in the mid 1600's but if you look at his original rather than the Annals taken from it, the theoretical mathematics are open to question. In another age he would have been a mathematical economist who could not tell boom from bust.