Daniel 70 Weeks, Birth and Death of Jesus (2 BC – 32 AD)

Headline: Historical, astronomical, and Biblical evidence shows that Jesus was born on Tishri 1, 2 BC and died on Nisan 14, 32 AD.

Image: Jesus Triumphant Entry Jerusalem

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1eKZvx0WUs

Date Range: 2 BC – 32 AD

People: Annas, Artaxerxes I, Augustus Caesar, Caiaphas, Daniel, Elizabeth, Herod the Great, Jesus, John the Baptist, Joseph, Lazarus, Mary, Nehemiah, Philip, Pontius Pilate, Quirinius, Tiberius Caesar, Zechariah

Description:
Biblical accounts show that John the Baptist was born on Passover. Jesus was six months younger, therefore He was born in the fall – most likely on the Feast of Trumpets or Tishri 1. Herod the Great died in early 1 BC (not 4 BC) shortly after the lunar eclipse on January 10, 1 BC. Jesus was less than 2 years old when Herod died. There was a unique arrangement of the stars and planets between 3 BC and the end of 2 BC, which caught the attention of the Magi. John the Baptist was born in March, 2 BC, and Jesus was born in September, 2 BC.

Jesus started His ministry at the age of 30 and served for about 3 years. That, along with predictions related to the 70 Weeks of Daniel places the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Nisan 10, 32 AD, His crucifixion on Nisan 14, 32 AD, and His resurrection on Nisan 17, 32 AD.

Bible Verses: 1 Chronicles 24:7-19, Psalm 19:1, Daniel 9:25, Mark 15:33-39, Luke 1:5, 1:26-27, 2:1-4, 3:1-6, 3:23, 19:28-40, John 2:13, 6:4, 12:1, Revelation 12:1-6

Resources:
Confirming the Prophetic Date of 445 BC
Daniel’s 70 Weeks
Lunar Eclipse of Josephus
New Light on the Book of Daniel from the Dead Sea Scrolls
Prophetic Year Is 360 Days
Star of Bethlehem
The True Story of the Birth of Jesus
When Herod the Great Died/
When Was Jesus Born

Topic Questions:
1. When was the Artaxerxes I decree, 445 BC or 444 BC?
2. What date does the 69 weeks or 173,880 days of Daniel fall on? What does this day represent?
3. What are the dates of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus?
4. What is John the Baptist’s birthdate?
5. What is Jesus’ birthdate? At what age did Jesus start His ministry?
6. When did King Herod the Great die?

Conclusion:
God’s perfect timing. There are many opinions as to when, or even if, Jesus lived. The Bible gives very specific information as to when some events occurred, such as the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar in Luke 3, 69 weeks of Daniel 9, and 9th hour in Mark 15. Combine this with astronomical, historical, and archaeological information collected and analyzed over the years, and we have a good idea as to when Jesus was born and when He was crucified.

Timeline and Chronology:
37 AD, March 16: Death of Tiberius Caesar
32 AD, Sivan 6: Day of Pentecost / Feast of Weeks
32 AD, Nisan 17: Resurrection of Jesus
32 AD: Nisan 14: Crucifixion of Jesus
32 AD, Nisan 10: Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
29 AD: John the Baptist Began Ministry
14 AD, August 19: Death of Caesar Augustus
1 BC, December 29: Partial Lunar Eclipse
1 BC, January 10: Total Lunar Eclipse / Death of Herod the Great
2 BC, Tishri 1: Birth of Jesus
2 BC, Nisan 14: Birth of John the Baptist
4 BC, March 13: Partial Lunar Eclipse
5 BC, September 15: Total Lunar Eclipse
5 BC, March 23: Total Lunar Eclipse

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