” Naturally, I started to write out a list of requirements such as “passionate” “honest” “sincere” etc.but the more I started to write, the more I doubted myself.airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm EST on the History Channel. Click here to learn more about the show and to see a list of other episode summaries. Act 1 opens with the issue of the year of Jesus’ birth. If Jesus was born during the time of Herod the Great, as is stated in the Gospel of Matthew, he would have had to have been born prior to 4 B. E., meaning that either Matthew’s or Luke’s dating (or both) of the birth of Jesus is incorrect. Robert Cargill, who is an archaeologist and assistant professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa, has responded to viewers’ questions throughout the series. Episode 4, “The Real Jesus,” aired on December 4, 2013. When we add to this the fact that it took time to travel in the ancient world, and that the visit from the Magi to Herod and then to Jesus therefore wasn’t immediate, as well as the fact that those who calibrated the calendar didn’t account for “Year Zero” (that is, the calendar goes from 1 B. An additional problem with the date of the birth of Jesus arises when the Gospel of Luke states that Jesus was born during the time of Quirinius, who was not appointed Legate of Syria until 6 C.
Stop caring so much about being “a better spiritual leader” or a better “speaker” or a better “gentleman” or “more sincere.” It’s not about being the coolest or most attractive. without taking into account the first year of Jesus’ life), then we end up with a date likely between 7 and 5 B. It was likely to fulfill a prophecy that the Messiah would be born in the “City of David,” which is Bethlehem.