Proof That Jesus Is Real, Just Look At Your Calendar.

The most used calendar in the world today is the Western or Gregorian Calendar. This calendar was legally established in Europe in 1582 with the idea, the Jesus the Son of God was born on the year 1. The years before Christ's birth are known as B.C, and the years after Christ's birth are known as A.D. Although B.C means before Christ, A.D does not mean ' After Death'. A.D Is the abbreviation of Anno Domini which is Latin for ' After the birth of Jesus' as well as ' The year of our Lord'

Dioyius, was the first man to ask to use the terms B.C. and A.D. to create a calendar. This happened in the year 525. However it took several centuries, for all countries to decide to use this for their calendars. A.D is normally placed in front of the year, while B.C. is placed after the year. For example Tyrannosaurus rex lived about 65 million years ago B.C. The author of this hub wrote it on A.D July 30,2012.

Now, there have been some problems with the accuracy of this calendar. Many scholars generally believe that Jesus Christ was born before A.D 1. According to Matthew 2:1 King Herod was alive when Jesus was born, and Matthew 2:16 tell us that King Herod ordered the Massacre of The Innocents because of Jesus' birth..

Some historians do not accept King Herod's Massacre of the Innocents, but they do accept Jesus' birth under King Herod as a tradition older then the written gospels.

At any rate, this calendar is used by scientists, historians, archaeologists , and world leaders. All of this happened because Jesus Christ, the Son of God was Born.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Are there people who doubt that Jesus existed? Sheez, I've talked to atheists who are willing to concede that he did exist, even if they don't believe he was the Son of God! Anyway, interesting hub!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you billybuc I appreciate your comment very much!


Hubdooblr 4 years ago

I don't think there's much debate about whether or not Jesus actually existed. The debate is about the nature of His existence and His alleged divinity.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Well a lot of others existed at that time, why was the calendar based on His life?


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Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

Michele this was a very insightful article and I very much enjoyed reading it. I never knew that A.D is the abbreviation of Anno Domini which is Latin for ' After the birth of Jesus' as well as ' The year of our Lord'. I always thought it meant After Death. But now that I think about it, I don't believe Jesus is dead, but alive and well. Thank you for sharing this hub. Voted up, awesome, beautiful.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you Efficient Admin, I was also amazed to find out that A.D. did not mean After Death either. But, you are right. Jesus is not dead, He is Alive!


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Hi Micheal.

It is a good way to start a conversation with an athiest that's for sure.

Great article. I like it.

God bless you.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you teacherjoe

Love your comment!

God bless you.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Wow, I have always thought about this, that the whole world, when referring to time, it is always B.C. or A.D., and why not after any other person in time, but Jesus!!! Awesome hub. Love it! We seem to think along the same thought processes. I did not want to bring it up, as someone out there would protest or something, which is their right. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you Faith Reaper, you always write something wonderful. Perhaps we are sisters in Christ!

God bless you.


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North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

Hi Michele,

This is a good point you make. I recently came to learn about C.E. and B.C.E. which are used to measure time by those who do not believe in Christ. I did not know that this was used in a lot of universities instead of the B.C. and A.D. but when I read it, it made sense to me. Jesus did exist and still exists but sometimes it is easier for people to pretend He never lived so that they can go about their lives numbing their consciences to sin.

There is proof everywhere about God and His Son. Indeed, all of creation knows that there is a creator and yet some of mankind refuses to admit this.


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

People haven't changed BC or AD. They were bad in BC and just as bad in AD. If Jesus was here for some reason, apparently it was not to change the people, or he just failed at his task.


Hubdooblr 4 years ago

@Michele Travis, I'm not really sure what your point was with your reply, but as I said initially, the existence of Jesus as a living breathing person isn't really in question. It's not that people question His existence, it's His divinity that they have problems with.

As a matter of faith, I can respect your position; you're a Christian who is happy with your faith, and that's a great thing. However, to say that the calendar "proves" that Jesus is real is simply misguided.

Following your logic, the calendar also proves the existence of:

The Roman god, Janus (whom January is named after)

The Italian deity Februus (where we get February)

Roman god of war Mars (March)

Roman goddess Maiesta (May)

The Norse god Tyr (Tuesday)

Norse god Odin (Wednesday, from the German version of his name)

Norse god Thor (Thursday literally means "Thor's Day")

Pagan deity Frige (Friday)

and Roman god Saturn (Saturday)

To say that the Gregorian calendar is somehow "proof" of Jesus, is to take a myopic view of history as a whole.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

see Flavius Josephus, a historian who lived when Jesus was preaching: Book 18, Chapter 3, 3 of the Antiquities to the execution of Jesus by Pontius Pilate and Book 20, Chapter 9, 1 of the Antiquities to "the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James". There is little doubt that Jesus really walked around in human form.


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Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

The man, Jesus, is recorded in various places of history as existing. What is questioned about Jesus is a whole other topic, lol.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

North Wind thank you so much for what you wrote. It was something I had never even thought about. It was just a year. Now to me it is amazing. A calendar, based upon a man who was born about 2012 years ago. Even if people do not believe He is the Son of God, why would they base the calendar upon Him?


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Hubdooblr Then why did the not base our calendar on any one of them?


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Mhatter99 Thank you for your comment also, yes there are books outside the bible that write about Jesus, but the miracle that followed grew and still grows today.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Dale, you are right, there are a lot of hubs that can be written about Him.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Hubdooblr please forgive me, I did not mean the months, I meant the entire calendar. Year after year. Not just the months. January has nothing to do with the years the earth had ice ages. July has nothing to do with World Wars. It is the history of the world, B.C. and AD. That scientists, historians, world leaders use. That is the most important part of the calendar.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

ib radmasters The hub was not about failure of Jesus, He came to forgive our sins. The world now is under satan's rule. Nothing will change until Revelation. But, you already know that.


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Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

Very good Hub Michele. Thanks.

Jesus was born without sin. He was Lamb of God. In the Old Covenant any sacrificed animals must be without blemish. They couldn't be lame or sick. The animals are morally innocent since they do not have the Low man received from God.

The man who never sin is innocent and immortal. When Jesus died for us, because of our sin not His, He was raised from the death. It is key for salvation. He died for us and we are now free (even we may sin). After repentance we are free again. But man walking in spirit -Word has no desire to sin. We have different nature now.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Agape Vlad, Agape.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Thanks for the information, Michele. Some very interesting stuff.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you lifegate, I appreciate your comment very much.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Michele you always amazed me my friend.. how great your hubs are.. sharing on Prayer request page

debbie


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you so much for sharing, and the Prayer request page!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

It all so simple, yet people do not even see this truth. Great way to bring it out and hope it hits the target about Jesus actually being a real living being. Voted up.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you Teaches, I hope so also.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Very much thought provoking and insightful hub, you always amaze us with your brilliant work, God bless.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

girishpuri thank you, but I have to add, you hubs amaze me. I hope more people read them.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

i also read this on the bible the massacre of the innocents. wonderful hub again Michele.. your hub always reminds me of the world i've left..not that i've left religion but i havent been on church for awhile because of new city and new work, cant find any church near..


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Sagittarius 2012 4 years ago from Canada

Very interesting topic for a hub, Michele.

Some people write this date several times per day without thinking much where this date came from.

Couple of notes:

If you use AD in the front of the year, it should looks like "16 July, A.D. 2012", or write the new way: July 16, 2012 AD.

The second problem is more complicated; you say: 

"Now there have been some problems with accuracy of this calendar." 

You think Michele, that there is a problem because some pseudo scholars believe that Jesus was born years before His era? 

Those pseudo scholars base their believe on the gospel of Matthew, in which author of the gospel, (surly not the apostole of Christ, but some Jew writing in Greek), accused Herod the Great for massacre of innocent in Bethlehem. 

We know for sure that Herod the Great died in the year four before Christ Era. We know it because the life of Herod the Great is very well documented. Except the author of the fake gospel of Matthew, the is no other historical or Biblical document accusing Herod of committing this atrocity. 

But this is not all,  if you consider the gospel of Matthew as reliable source of information regarding Herod the Great, and based on this information, you want to move beginning of Christ Era by at least 5 years, then you have to call the gospel of Luke as a fake one. 

It is because the gospel of Luke, not only doesn't mention the massacre and escape of Jesus to Egypt, but makes clear that right after Jesus was born, His parents brought Him to Jerusalem, to the temple of Herod the Great.

So Michele, which gospel will you call the "fake" one: Matthew's or Luke's?

In the gospel of Luke we read:

Luke 2 

"Jesus Presented in the Temple

 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[b]), 

24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”

So Michele, not only Christ was not taken to Egypt, as it is written in the gospel of Matthew, but He was taken to Jerusalem, in to the Herod's Temple, and from there to Galilee.

In the book, Herod the Grate by famous historian and biographer Michael Grant, you will find the date when Herod died, and it is March/April of 4 BC.

So the historical references from the Gospel of Matthew are very doubtful. 

The time of Christ birth was well confirmed by Tertullian in his book Answer to the Jews (198 AD).

In his book 

AN ANSWER TO THE JEWS (written in 198 AD)

Tertullian wrote:

http://mb-soft.com/believe/txv/tertulla.htm

Chapter 8. Of the Times of Christ's Birth and Passion, 

and of Jerusalem's Destruction.

"Let us see, moreover, how in the 

forty-first year of the empire of Augustus, 

when he has been reigning for xx and viii years 

after the death of Cleopatra, the Christ is born.

(And the same Augustus survived, after Christ is born, XV (15) years; 

and the remaining times of years 

to the day of the birth of Christ will bring us 

to the xl first year, which is the xx and viiith 

of Augustus after the death of Cleopatra.) 

There are, (then,) made up cccxxx and vii years, v months: 

(whence are filled up lxii hebdomads and an half: 

which make up ccccxxxvii years, vi months 

on the day of the birth of Christ....."

We know that that Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, 

Emperor of the Roman Empire died 19 August AD 14. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus

So, if form the year 14 (the year when Augustus died), 

we take away the XV (15) years, which according to Tertullian Augustus survived after Christ is born, then we can see clearly that Christ was born in the first year of our era, or correctly said: His Era (AD - Anno Domini/ the year of the Lord ).

 I'm bit confused with the second part of Tertullian's explanation:

"There are, (then,) made up cccxxx and vii years, v months: (whence are filled up lxii hebdomads and an half: 

which make up ccccxxxvii years, vi months on the day of the birth of Christ....."

 I wonder if you know Latin numerals and can help me to figure out the exact date when Christ was born, base on what Tertullian have written.

BTW Michele, let's go back to the story of Massacre of the Innocent and the author's of gospel of Matthew inspiration for this story.

It happened 1000 years before Christ was born, and it was Joab, the commander of David's army who was responsible for this Massacre.

1 King 11 reads:

Solomon’s Adversaries

"14 Then the Lord raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom. 

15 Earlier when David was fighting with Edom,

 Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom. 

16 Joab and all the Israelites stayed there for six months, until they had destroyed all the men in Edom. 

17 But Hadad, still only a little child, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served his father. 

18 They set out from Midian and went to Paran. 

Then taking people from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food.

19 Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage.

 20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him a son named Genubath, whom Tahpenes brought up in the royal palace. There Genubath lived with Pharaoh’s own children.

21 While he was in Egypt, Hadad heard that David rested with his ancestors and that Joab the commander of the army was also dead. Then Hadad said to Pharaoh, “Let me go, that I may return to my own country.”

22 “What have you lacked here that you want to go back to your own country?” Pharaoh asked.

“Nothing,” Hadad replied, “but do let me go!”


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

unknown spy I understand what you are writing about. I also am not attending a church at this time. Many are teaching what I believe is wrong. Or they teach just one scripture at a time. In these days, it is difficult to find what you need. But, I know I need God.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

No, the Massacre of the Innocents did occur during King Herod's time. There is a reference to this outside of the bible. This was written by Macrobius C 395-423. He wrote: When emperor Augustus heard that among the boys in Syria, under two years old whom Herod, ordered to kill, his own son was also killed. He said ( Augustus) " It is better to be Herod's pig, then his son".

And yes, there are problems with the accuracy of the calendar.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Michelle, interesting hub. I enjoyed reading it. Part of the problem with the accuracy of the calendar stems from where A.D. actually starts. There is no clear cut mark between B.C. and 1 A.D. This is due in part because Jesus died in 33 A.D.

Voted up.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Ann1Az2 it is true that the calendar is inaccurate, but was is accurate ( and you already know this) is that Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified for our sins. He saved us from ourselves!

Thank you for voting up.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Amen, sister, amen!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Ann

God bless you!


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Sagittarius 2012 4 years ago from Canada

Michele, there was a brutal event in Bethleem which requires our attention, however, it is a very recent one:

http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/En/default.aspx?xy...

Herod the Grate had no authority to order the Massacre of Innocent boys in Bethlehem. 

Modern biographers of Herod, like historian Michael Grant, doubt that the  event took place.

Herod the Grate was the best king Jews ever had.

Let's look together at some historical events from the life of  Herod.

HEROD THE GREAT:

AN EDOMITE KING OF ISRAELi

http://www.maat.it/livello2-i/erode-i.htm

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/12/herod/mu...

Herod the Great, who reigned over Palestine from 37 to 4 B.C., is famous as he was accused to have achieved the presumed massacre of the innocents. 

The only prosecutor was the evangelist Mattew (2.1-18).

Even ignoring the objections referring to the year and the place of birth of Jesus, we can assert that:

- Herod had not the authority to sentence death without 

the approval of the Sanhedrim and in some important cases without the explicit approval of the Romans.

- If Herod had issued such an order Rome would have stopped him, if not for humaneness, certainly to avoid breaches of the peace.

Herod was a great king, enemy of the Hebraic religious integralisme, continuator of the work of Alexander the Great: a common culture for the West and the East without ethnic or religious distinctions. 

For this vision of him and for his Edomito - Arabic origin he was slandered by the Jewish tradition that transformed him in a bloodthirsty monster. 

Locality: Palestine - Times: 73 - 4 B.C.

The origin

Herod the Great was born about 73 B.C. by Idumean (Edomite) father, Antipater, and by an Arabic mother, Cyprus, indigenous of Petra, capital of the Nabataeans. 

Idumaea, a region between the reign of Judah and

the desert of the Negev, had been conquered by the Jews and its inhabitants were converted forcedly to Judaism at the times of the Hansomean king John Hyrcanus I.

"Hyrcanus initiated a military campaign against the Idumeans in the Negev near Eilat. During this campaign Hyrcanus  conquered Adora, Marisa and other Idumean towns (Ant.13.257). 

Hyrcanus then instituted forced conversions on the Idumeans."

Herod had three brothers (Joseph, Fasael, Ferora) and one sister, Salomè.

Antipater: the father of Herod.

Herod's father, an Idumean nobleman, was counsellor 

of the Jewish king Hyrcanus II. 

Hyrcanus, of the dynasty of the Hasmonean, had come to the throne in 67 B.C. at the death of his mother Alessandra. 

The younger brother Aristobulos had begun a civil war 

in order to get hold of the throne, succeeding to drive 

Hyrcanus out of Jerusalem. 

Then Hyrcanus had asked help to Arab Nabateans 

and to Pompeius the Great....

In the 63 B.C. Pompeius freed Jerusalem, gave the throne back to Hyrcanus and sent to Rome Aristobulos and his sons.

Antipater, who at the time of Queen Alexandra had 

been governor of the native Idumaea, immediately

took the part of Hyrcanus and it helped him in his 

relationship with the Romans. 

He was friend of Pompeius and at the right moment 

of Cesar, who named him epitropos of the Judah, 

a title not official but that recognized to the Idumean 

one an authority deriving from the Romans.

The beginnings of Herod

In 47 B.C. Antipater named Herod the Idumean governor of the Galilee and Fasael, his brother, governor of Jerusalem.

Herod manifested himself decided in fighting marauders 

and put Ezechia and his band to death. 

The Sanhedrim, dominated by the conservatives, 

did not appreciate of having been supplanted in death 

sentences and put Herod under accusation . 

Sextus Caesar, the Roman governor of Syria, defended Herod and entrusted him with an important task, perhaps he named him governor of Coele Syria and Samaria.

The Roman civil war

In 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was killed and Cassius Longinus, one of the conspirators, went to Syria in order to collect troops and money for the civil war.

Antipater and Herod sided with Cassius. 

Herod saw his powers widened and had at his disposal a fleet and an army.

In 43 B.C. Antipater was killed by Malico, exponent of the conservative antiroman opposition. 

Malico was killed at Tyre by a group of Romans, perhaps pushed by Herod.

Herod and Marc Antony

In the autumn of 42 B.C. Antony and Octavianus defeated Brutus and Cassius, who killed themselves. 

Herod, really skillful, ran to Ephesus to the winner and 

obtained his friendship, in addition to the title of tetrarch, 

that was given to Fasael too.

Antigonus and the Parthians

In the 40 B.C. Antigonus, the son of Aristobulos, younger brother of Hyrcanus, formed an alliance with the Parthians who invaded Palestine and removed Hyrcanus from the throne, to whom ears were cut. Hyrcanus, due to his impairment could have claimed the throne no more. Fasael was captured and killed while he was dealing with the Parthians.

Herod escaped in the fortress of Masada. Then, entrusted the defense to his brother Joseph, he went towards Petra, but the king of the Nabateans Malco did not want to receive him. Then Herod went to Egypt at Cleopatra, then to Rhodes, to Brindisi and finally to Rome at Antony.

King without reign

At the end of 40 B.C. Antony convinced the Roman Senate to name Herod king of Judah, allied and friend of the Roman people.

In the spring of 39 B.C. Herod disembarked at Ptolemais (Acco, Acri) on the coast of high Galilee. It gathered an army, freed his brother Joseph besieged at Masada and began the fight against Antigonus.

In February of 37 B.C. he began to besiege Jerusalem. After five months, with the aid of the Roman troops of Sosius, he entered the city. The Romans took Antigonus, who later was made killed by Antony. Herod had his reign.

The land to the peasants

To the peasants without land Herod gave in rent immense portions of his lands with the obligation to cultivate them. He reclaimed lands, made canalizations for the irrigation, helped the constitution of model farms . He yielded cleared lands to the peasants who had lost their land. Herod's agricultural politics had great succes and Octavianus gave to Herod other regions outside his reign.

Expropriation of the noble ones

Herod found lands and the resources in order to value them, expropriating the aristocracy that had supported Antigonus and taking control of all the assets of the Asmoneans.

Herod in transactions

Herod earned a lot renting from Cleopatra cultivations of balsamina, used for the preparation of ointments, incenses, cosmetics.

He exploited the deposits of asphalt of the Dead Sea.

He carried out, like his father, activity of banking type lend money to principles and kings.

In 12 B.C. he rented from Augustus the copper mines of Cyprus.

The constructions:

Herod built palaces and castles of Jerusalem, Jericho, Sepphoris in Galilee, Bethrampta in Perea, of Ascalona, the Herodion, the fortress of Hyrcania. he made many works in order to render the fortress of Masada safer.

He founded the city of Antipatrides, today Ras el' ain, and of Fasaelides, today Chirbet fas'il.

He constructed sports centers, theatres, aqueducts, roads, ports.

In 27 B.C. he began the reconstruction of Samaria, called Sebaste.

In 22 B.C. he began the reconstruction of Caesarea and of its port, inaugurated in 9 B.C.

Towards 20 B.C. it began the reconstruction of the temple of Jerusalem, inaugurated in 10 B.C.

The public order:

He fought against the marauders of the desert. He exterminated the gangs that wandered about in the frontier regions.

Friend of Octavianus:

Antony was defeated by Octavianus at Actium the 2 September of 31 B.C. Herod readily helped the governor of Syria engaged in repressing a putsch of followers of Antony. Then he went to Rhodes in order to meet Octavianus and to put himself at his service. He obtained the confirmation of his reign and had back the lands that Cleopatra had taken. Moreover Samaria , the cities of Ippo and Gadara, and some coastal cities were entrusted to him. The guard of C


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Sagittarius 2012 4 years ago from Canada

The guard of Cleopatra, constituted by 400 Galatians, became his personal guard.

Herod changed the name of Samaria in Sebaste, sebastòs in Greek means Augustus.

Shows:

Making to horrify the conservative Hebrew he promoted athletic shows and circensian games. Beginning from 28 B.C. he introduced the quinquennial games, like the Olympic games.

Protector of Hebrews of Diaspora:

The Hebrews of the Ionia had demanded to the Romans of being exempted from the military service, of considering to all the effects festive the saturday and therefore not to be cited in judgment in such day, of not being forced to assume expensive public office, etc. Herod in 14 B.C. addressed his friend Agrippa and succeeded to obtain what the Hebrews asked.

Difficult relationships with the Pharisees:

In 6 B.C. he proceeded against the Pharisees who had vaticinated that, with the birth of the Messiah, the reign of Herod would come to the end.

In 4 B.C. some young people, pushed by the Pharisees, pulled down the Eagle that Herod had placed at the entrance of the temple of Jerusalem. He immediately ordered that they were arrested and condemned.

Death of Herod:

At the end of March or at the first days of April of 4 B.C. Herod died after a long disease, and it was years before Christ was born.

Michele,  Macrobus was using the fake gospel of Matthew for his references, when he was writing about Herod, four hundred years after Christ was born.


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Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

Jesus was born 5 B.C. one year before Herod died.

Macrobus stories are fiction.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

ok, I understand.


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Sagittarius 2012 4 years ago from Canada

Vlad,  Jesus was born 5 B.C.?

What about Tertullian's estimate?

The time of Christ birth was well confirmed by Tertullian.

In his book , AN ANSWER TO THE JEWS (written in 198 AD), Tertullian wrote:

http://mb-soft.com/believe/txv/tertulla.htm

Chapter 8. Of the Times of Christ's Birth and Passion, and of Jerusalem's Destruction.

"Let us see, moreover, how in the forty-first year of the empire of Augustus, when he has been reigning for xx and viii years after the death of Cleopatra, the Christ is born.

(And the same Augustus survived, after Christ is born, XV (15) years; and the remaining times of years to the day of the birth of Christ will bring us to the xl first year, which is the xx and viiith of Augustus after the death of Cleopatra.) 

There are, (then,) made up cccxxx and vii years, v months: 

(whence are filled up lxii hebdomads and an half: which make up ccccxxxvii years, vi months on the day of the birth of Christ....."

We know that that Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, 

Emperor of the Roman Empire died 19 August AD 14. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus

So, if form the year 14 (the year when Augustus died), 

we take away the XV (15) years, which according to Tertullian Augustus survived after Christ is born, then we can see clearly that Christ was born in the first year of our era, or correctly said: His Era (AD - Anno Domini/ the year of the Lord ).

BTW Vlad, I'm glad you are here, because we are bit confused with the second part of Tertullian's explanation:

"There are, (then,) made up cccxxx and vii years, v months: (whence are filled up lxii hebdomads and an half: 

which make up ccccxxxvii years, vi months on the day of the birth of Christ....."

 I know that you are MD, so you must fluently know Latin and Latin numerals. Can you help us to figure out the exact date when Christ was born, base on what Tertullian have written?


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Shee I see you stirred up a few. Oh well I have one that looks worse than this lol. Great write, I loved it and agree completely.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you Pollyannalana, I am going to have to look that one up! I am sure I will love it.


SOM 3 years ago

Julius Caesar was not Jesus Christ. Nor was he Christian, he was pagan. He is the reason the calendar changed. The "AD" and "BC" came over a thousand years later as a propaganda campaign by the Catholic church, which at that time had become the dominant political power of Europe.


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

SOM

What kind of propaganda did Julius Caesar bring into the Catholic Church?

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