Timeline - where is Jesus birth?

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 5 2012 4:50 PM

Can anybody tell me where Jesus' birth is on the Logos 5 timeline?

I can't find it.

I imagine the folks at Logos would want to add that item of history.

 

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 5:05 PM

David Mitchell:

Can anybody tell me where Jesus' birth is on the Logos 5 timeline?

I can't find it.

I imagine the folks at Logos would want to add that item of history.

 

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I have it with three dates: 7 BC (Early), ca 6-ca 4BC, and 4 BC (Late). You may have to scroll up or down to see it.

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 5:08 PM

Oh, i figured out what it was.

I had Timeline set on "Biblical".

when I switched it to "all" it showed up.

Why do you think they did not list it under "Biblical"?

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 5:24 PM

David Mitchell:

Oh, i figured out what it was.

I had Timeline set on "Biblical".

when I switched it to "all" it showed up.

Why do you think they did not list it under "Biblical"?

Because there are no specific dates listed for Jesus' birth in the Bible. It has to be calculated using other information supplied in the text, which is what Bible dictionaries/encyclopedias do.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 6:22 PM

Rich, that is true but there are plenty of other dates in the 'Biblical' view of Timelines that have no specific support in Scripture (Jesus visits the Temple in AD 7, Jesus dies on the cross (early) in AD 30, etc.  I am wondering if there has been some mis-tagging and that those dates you mention should be showing in the Biblical events view.

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 7:06 PM

I've been trying to find the rapture... Wink

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 7:42 PM

Thanks for the replies, at least I worked it out, but that still seems kind of odd to me.

 

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2012 10:59 PM

Mark Smith:
Rich, that is true but there are plenty of other dates in the 'Biblical' view of Timelines that have no specific support in Scripture (Jesus visits the Temple in AD 7, Jesus dies on the cross (early) in AD 30, etc. I am wondering if there has been some mis-tagging and that those dates you mention should be showing in the Biblical events view.
There are many tags problems. I never use "Biblical" because many Biblical characters disappear

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 6:46 AM

Mark Smith:

Rich, that is true but there are plenty of other dates in the 'Biblical' view of Timelines that have no specific support in Scripture (Jesus visits the Temple in AD 7, Jesus dies on the cross (early) in AD 30, etc.  I am wondering if there has been some mis-tagging and that those dates you mention should be showing in the Biblical events view.

I'm only guessing.

I'd like to hear Logos weigh in on this.

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Sir Maru | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 7:06 AM

David Mitchell:

Can anybody tell me where Jesus' birth is on the Logos 5 timeline?

I can't find it.

I imagine the folks at Logos would want to add that item of history.

 

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"Jesus’ birth most likely took place in late November of 5 B.C. (the most authoritative treatment of which I am aware is Paul L. Maier, “The Date of the Nativity and the Chronology of Jesus’ Life,” in Chronos, karios, Christos: Nativity and Chronological Studies Presented to Jack Finegan [ed. J. Vardaman and E. M. Yamauchi; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989], 113–30). This, incidentally, would allow enough time for Jesus to be born and for Herod (who died in 4 B.C.) to mount his campaign to have all the boys two years old and under in Bethlehem and vicinity killed (see Matt 2:16, 19)"

Here is the link:

http://www.biblicalfoundations.org/when-was-jesus-born-and-when-did-he-die/

 

 

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 3:50 PM

David Mitchell:

Oh, i figured out what it was.

I had Timeline set on "Biblical".

when I switched it to "all" it showed up.

Why do you think they did not list it under "Biblical"?

Because the date isn't specified in the Bible.

You can see where the compilers got their information from by clicking on the event...

e.g. 

 

As you can see none of these sources are Bible translations.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 4:00 PM

Mike Binks:
Because the date isn't specified in the Bible.

Mike, see my reply above. No argument about the truth of your statement, but there are other dates on the timeline for Jesus, and they are not better known.

It is not the simple matter of not being in the Bible. Neither are those other dates about Jesus (like his visit to the Temple at age 12) that are include in the Biblical timeline. The data is inconsistent. I think whoever tagged the birth date of Jesus (you can give us five if that's how many are in the source materials) mis-tagged it as a non-Biblical event. It should be corrected to bring it in line with other events in the Biblical timeline.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 4:07 PM

Yep - I think you are right.

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Annie O'Connor | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 11:46 AM

The Bible Facts events appear on the timeline as biblical events if there is an equivalent timeline event linked to it. The timeline events for the birth of Jesus were improperly linked to the Bible Facts events. This has been manually fixed and should be correct in the next update.

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 2:23 PM

Thank-you, you are a diligent bunch over there at Logos!

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Owen Frethey | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 3:20 PM

Love it!

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Owen Frethey | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 3:23 PM

I meant Ward's response! :)

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 5:02 PM

Annie O'Connor:
This has been manually fixed and should be correct in the next update.

Thank you, Annie.

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