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Jesus’ Dates

The Dating of Jesus’ Life

    Dating in the Ancient World.

      Josephus, Ant 15.380

      Josephus, Ant 16.136

    Year of Jesus’ Birth.

      Josephus, Ant 17. 342-44; 17.354; 18.1-10.

      Josephus, Ant 15.62-87

      Josephus, Ant 15.161-73, 15.218-31, Ant 17.180-81, 88-92

    Start and Length of Ministry.

      Velleius Paterculus 2.121

      Suetonius, Tiberius 21

      1 Macc 1:20

      1 Macc 4:52

    A Complicating Factor.

      Josephus, Ant 15.421

      Josephus, War 1.401

      Josephus, Ant 15.380

    The Year of Jesus’ Death.

      Josephus, Ant 18.106; 224; War 2.180

      Josephus, Ag. Appian (Civil War 2.149),

      Plutarch (Caesar 62-67),

      Suetonius (Caesar 81.2; Augustus 100.2)

      Dio Cassius 106.3

      Philo, Leg 159-61

      Josephus, Ant 15.55-59; War 2.169-74

      Josephus, Ant 18.60-62; War 2.175-77

      Philo, Leg 299-305

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