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What a beautiful idea. I have been wondering what I will do for my cards this year and have searched high and low for the idea. I realize why it took so long, I was waiting to see your card. God always has a plan, right down to our Christmas cards. Thank you so very much!
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I made these last year, and someone asked my why they had 4 BC as the year of birth...
I found this as the explanation if anyone is interested....
Date of Birth of Jesus
It might seem obvious that Jesus was born in the year 1 (of the Christian era, AD, Anno Domini). However, the Christian calendar was only developed around 500 years later, and it took another 500 years before it was generally accepted. As it happens, the Monk (named Dionysius Exiguus) who developed the concept, was apparently off in his calculations by around 4 years, as to exactly when Jesus was born. This results in the fact that Jesus was apparently born in around 4 BC, an odd statement!
The actual calendar that was used during Jesus' life was the Roman calendar. His family would have described His birth to have occurred in (probably) 750 AUC.
Historically, it is known that Herod the Great died in 4 BC, and the Gospels mention him, so Jesus was born prior to his death.
Luke gives the age of Jesus at His Baptism as "about thirty years" (Luke 3:23). This would put the time of the Baptism as being about 26 AD. Historical records show that Herod the Great had begun the reconstruction of the Temple in 20 BC, so the "forty and six years" mentioned by the Jews at the first Passover during Jesus' public Ministry (John2:13-22) brings us to about 26 or 27 AD for that first Passover. This again suggests that Jesus was probably born around 4 BC.
I wanted to let you know that I am having alot of fun getting this card ready for Christmas. this is such a great idea even my dh says its really nice. i wish you well and thank you again for the great idea.
Last edited by mhall1978; 09-11-2007 at 04:52 AM..
Reason: wrong date
Thank you so much for the explanation regarding 4 BC. I used this template in my Christmas cards this year & I'm sure some of my siblings are going to challenge me on the date. Now I can give them an answer.