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How Old Was Jesus
  
Hi Earl
Did you take into account that Herod the Great died in 4BC? Also, Herod found out from the Magi that the star first appeared 2years from the time they entered Jerusalem. When the star first appeared is when Jesus was born. I do agree with you that the star first appeared in 7BC. If the star first appeared in 7BC Jesus would be 30 years old in 23AD. Luke3 definitely says Jesus was 30 when he started his ministry but it was not when he was baptized. He started his ministry when he changed the water to wine. He was baptized in 30AD in the 15th year of Tiberius. The Bible always records the next king to rule when the last king dies.


How Old Was Jesus
  
To know what the Magi saw we have to know what time of year Jesus was born. The most common thinking is Dec25. He was actually born in Sept-Oct when the feast of tabernacles was taking place. Zechariah(John the Baptist father) was a priest with the division of Abijah. The Abijah division was the 8th division to go into the temple(1Chronicles24). The Jewish people started their year in March-April. Zechariah was on duty in July. After Zechariah did his temple duties he had relations with his wife and 9 months later John the Baptist was born March-April. 6 months later Jesus was born Sept-Oct. The star the Magi saw should be visible in the sky around Sept-Oct 7BC.


How Old Was Jesus
  
Hi Earl
I'm curious as to how you come up with your timeline for Jesus being 36. Tiberius ended his co-reign with Augustus in 6BC.





How Old Was Jesus
  
John 2 says that Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding in Cana. This was his first miracle. Shortly after this event Jesus went to the Passover. He says in verse19 "destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." The Jews reply "it has taken 46 years to build this temple"... Herod the Great in his 18th year restored/rebuilt the temple. His 18th year was 23BC. 46 years from 23BC is 23AD. In 23AD Jesus was 30 years old. He started his ministry when he was 30. He was born in 7BC.
Herod the Great died in 4BC.

Luke 3 says that John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar. His 15th year is 30AD.......


How Old Was Jesus
  
.....Shortly after John the Baptist was beheaded, Jesus fed the 5 thousand. After this event, the book of John, gives a timeline of Jewish feasts. This timeline lasts for 3 years. Jesus died on the cross in 33AD.

Jesus born 7BC
Jesus started ministry 23AD
Jesus baptized 30AD
Jesus died 33AD

Jesus was 40 years old when he died on the cross. 40 is a very significant number in the Bible. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness after his baptism. He spent 40 days with the disciples after he rose from the dead. Moses spent 40 years in the desert. There are many more 40day/year periods in the Bible. I only mentioned a few.


Is Jesus' Kingdom Here
  
Howdy
Do you think that the end will be on 2012 Dec 21? Did you think the world was going to end in the year 2000? The people in 1975 thought they were the final generation to see Christ come. 1988 is another time in history where people thought that was it. There are other dates that go back 100's of years without the return of Jesus. After 2012 there will be still other dates set for Jesus to come back. These dates will come and go without Jesus coming back again. Why? Because he already came back in 70 AD during the time the Romans were ruling the world. According to the Bible it was the end of the Jewish age. Not the world.


Is Jesus' Kingdom Here
  
Howdy
You're right about the Jewish people planning to rebuild the temple. I've heard they have everything ready for when the temple is built. I don't think it will be built again because of the Muslim opposition. If anybody even gets near the dome of the rock there is rioting. Inorder to change the Muslim opposition one would have to change their minds on Mohamed. We don't need a temple to be built again because we are the temple of the holy spirit. I know everybody is saying Jesus coming is imminent. I watch the tv preachers. I don't have my head in the sand.lol I know what's happenin. Jesus has already come. People don't believe what Jesus said so they must invent something else.



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