Finding Jesus’ New Testament Dates

The articles under this tab show how to find the dates in Jesus' ministry. Here is a general outline of the sections.

  • Misconceptions Many starting points to the study of New Testament time are based in tradition, not the Bible's text. This explores some of the most popular problems and suggests how to start this study.

  • Age 12 At 12 Jesus remained behind at the temple and after 3 days was found in his “father's house.” This story is never used for setting his birthday, but it is the easiest place to set Jesus' life in history and fix his birth year.

  • Birth There are several stories surrounding the birth of Jesus that matter for setting the New Testament dates. This section explores.

  • Adult The key dates in Jesus' adulthood bracket his time in ministry. Articles in this section show how to find the final dates in Jesus' earthly life.

  • Support Once placed in history with accurate dates there are various other supporting stories that confirm those dates. Even Ash Wednesday gives Jesus' birthday. These articles explain.

  • Baptism Setting the start of Jesus' public ministry, setting his baptism, is yet another study.

After fixing all the important structural dates in Jesus' ministry this tab turns to the topic of using those dates to show how Jesus uses time to tell stories. The Book of Mark is the easiest to understand, so we use it for a series of additional articles about Jesus' time and ministry.

  • Mark/Ark Mark measures time from Noah by showing Jesus going for a ride across the Sea of Galilee as a time match to Noah. Each parable then offsets from there into history. These articles explore.

  • Mark/Grand Mark then gives a complete set of parables dealing with the structure of mankind's history on earth. These are in-order and highlight key events, even some future to Jesus' era.

One final section explores the idea that With Jesus a day is as 1000 years, 1000 years is as a day. The principle drives the last section in this tab.

  • Millennia Measuring off history into 1000 year intervals is a common New Testament textual pattern. This section describes the principle and has articles dealing with various examples.

Full Article Index

What follows here is a full index to all articles under this tab. Read them through in order by following the “next” links the top or bottom border of each page.

Misconceptions

There are a bunch of popular misconceptions about dating events in the New Testament. This articles explores some of the worst.

Jesus’ Age 12 Visit to the Temple

Jesus stayed behind at the temple when he was age 12. This is the only fixed event in his life (besides his birth) when we know his age with certainty. He explained to his mother that if she (and we) knew him we’d know he had to be in his "father’s house." This was the reason he had to stay behind in this particular year. If we can figure out the riddle we’ll know the specific year of this visit and that year will also fix the year of Jesus’ birth.

Jesus’ Birth Date Riddle

The birthday of Jesus is given in the New Testament in clear text. The problem is the clue is given as a riddle. Solve the riddle and learn why Lent lands were it does and why Herod killed the babies.

Gabriel’s Visit

The angel Gabriel tells Daniel a story that reveals when Gabriel will be appearing in New Testament times. Those appearances precede the births of John the Baptist and Jesus.

Jesus’ 8th Day

When Jesus was 8 days old he was named, circumcised and presented to the community. Based on earlier dates, this date can be known.

Day 40 -- Presenting Jesus in the Temple

When Jesus was 40 days old his mother was clean and could accompany her new son into the temple at Jerusalem. The oldest Church holiday not based on Old Testament tradition remembers Mary’s 40 days of cleansing and helps confirm when this happened.

March 25, Traditional Christian New Years

The early Christian church bucked Roman New Years of January 1 and instead chose March 25. This messed up date calculations yet made a statement about the central event in Christianity.

Total Life Length of Jesus

The total length of Jesus’ life is given in several different ways. The day-accurate length of his life matched the number of years of his absence since Adam. The approximations given in the New Testament contain yet another puzzle.

Introduction to the Dates of Jesus’ Ministry

Jesus quoted Isaiah and revealed the length of his public ministry. That quote locks into the dates of John’s call to baptize in the Jordan.

Dates Around 70 AD -- Jerusalem Falls

The fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD was predicted in various places in the Bible. Jesus used the Sign of Jonah to warn the people around him, linking that sign to the visit of the Queen of Sheba. Gabriel suggested the destruction as measured from his visit to Mary at Jesus’ conception. Finally Matthew provides a chronology in his introduction.

Enoch and Jesus’ Age 12 Visit to the Temple

Jesus’ life was a day-for-year repetition of the chronology of the old testament. The only time mentioned as an event in Jesus’ life and in the historical chronology is the age 12 visit to the temple, this pairs with Enoch’s ascension. Together the two stories provide the date of Jesus’ visit to the temple. This article explores.

Ash Wednesday

The total life length of Jesus maps to the history from Adam to Jesus. This makes the birth of Jesus equivalent to the fall of Adam. We explore in earlier articles the exact date of Jesus’ birth, here we explain how Jesus’ birthday is remembered in the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday. Dust we are and to dust we shall return.

Introduction to Long Distance Triangulation

The cup bearer and baker’s dreams. The woman healed after 18 long years. Civil War in Israel, Noah’s Ark, even Adam’s life, all point in various ways at the period of Jesus’ Resurrection.

Christmas

The Christmas holiday lands at an essentially random date on the Bible Calendar. There are a few places in history where the date really has been on Jesus’ birthday. This article provides a date report showing the dates in question.

Dating Jesus’ Baptism

The New Testament chronicles the events in Jesus’ public ministry. Was there a schedule that drove the events? If so, the schedule would be the same schedule as the rest of the Bible, a replay of the historical chronology. This article explores the math and the dates suggested.

Mark and the Ark

The Book of Mark is unraveled using... Noah’s ark. This article explains.

Demon Possessed Man

The story of the Demon Possessed Man happens after the desciples get out of the boat. The story links prophetically to Noah’s flood and a period in history when the same demon was cast out.

Jesus Heals a Girl Age 12 and a Woman Sick 12 Years

After crossing the Sea of Galilee by boat Jesus heals a woman sick 12 years and a girl age 12. The two stories are pointing into history 12 times from Noah’s flood when two women are healed. This is the period in history of the Assyrian deportation. Several parables follow explaining that period in history.

Jesus Feeds 5000

Jesus takes the disciples by boat to a private place. After a time he feeds 5000. This parable marks 5000 years from Noah’s flood where Jesus begins to feed the people. The interval is the number of years from Noah to Jesus and is only off by 126 days.

Jesus Walks on Water

Jesus sends his disciples ahead by boat then he meets them walking on the water.

Yeast of Pharisees and Yeast of Herod

Jesus sumarized what he has been doing with a sermon to the disciples after another trip in the boat. The subject this time? Two forms of yeast.

Jesus Rebukes Peter

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. Jesus rebuking Peter is the first, a parable about Adam.

The Transfiguration

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Noah.

Jesus Heals a Mute Boy

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Babel.

Disciples Dispute Who is the Greatest in the Kingdom

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Abraham.

Millstone Into the Sea

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Egypt.

Marriage and Divorce

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Moses.

Jesus Blesses the Little Children

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about the childrn who crossed the Jordan.

Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Solomon.

Leaving all to Follow Jesus

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about the Assyrian deportation.

Jesus Predicts his own Death

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Jesus’ death.

Ten Become Indignant at the Two

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Constantine’s era.

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Russia’s Christian conversion.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This story deals with Jesus entry into Jerusalem at the end of the age.

Peter and Moses’s Clues on 1000 Year Long God’s Days

Both Peter and Moses explain that with God 1000 years are like 1 day. This is a key that unlocks Jesus’ time keeping as recorded in the Gospels.

When Are the Bible’s Millennium Breaks?

God has counted mankind’s time since Adam’s fall. Various event have fallen on past millennium breaks. What were those events? When are these millennium breaks? When is the next?

The Wedding Day

The first chapter of John provides an intricate prophetic calendar for various events between the start of Mankind at Adam and the wedding supper of the Lamb.

The Time Story of the Resurrection of Lazarus

Jesus made a deliberate point of waiting two days after he heard that lazarus was sick. When he finally got around to it, Lazarus had been dead four days.

Three Days in the Tomb

Jesus comes out of the tomb on the 3rd day. Who else will do that and when?

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Why is it important to know the pay the Innkeeper earned to help the Samaritan’s injured friend? Because it says how long the Innkeeper works for the Samaritan.

Jesus Stays Behind at the Temple

When Jesus was 12 years old he remained behind in Jerusalem After three days his family found him in the temple. If we knew him, we’d know where he had to be.

Keep Watch

When Moses explains that 1000 years are as a day, he also includes a watch in the night. Jesus picks up on this and uses a watch in the night story to reveal the season of his return.

The Time story of the Woman at the Well

The woman at the well starts to believe Jesus at the 6th hour. After two days her entire town has had a visitation of Jesus and is saved.

2000 Biblical Year Projections from Dates in Jesus’ Life

2000th anniversaries of every date in Jesus’ life and ministry provide part of the material we need to verify that we have the ancient dates correct. The dates began landing in 1998 and run into 2028.