Finding Jesus’ Life Dates

This chapter contains articles that establish the dates for Jesus' overall life. This includes the angel visits, birth dates, age 12 temple visit and the dates for his death and resurrection.

  • Misconceptions

    There are a bunch of popular misconceptions about dating events in the New Testament. This articles explores some of the worst. (1,693 words)

  • 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. (3,117 words)

  • 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. (1,787 words)

  • Gabriel Visits

    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. (2,595 words)

  • Jesus’ Day 8

    When Jesus was 8 days old he was named, circumcised and presented to the community. Based on earlier dates, this date can be known. (404 words)

  • 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. (1,064 words)

  • 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. (1,168 words)

  • 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. (1,111 words)

  • 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. (2,391 words)

  • 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. (3,705 words)

  • 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. (1,295 words)

  • 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. (416 words)

  • 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. (1,744 words)

  • 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. (273 words)

  • 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. (1,810 words)