Registered: 1341037780 Posts: 1,368
Registered: 1226652036 Posts: 2,581
Reply with quote
Originally Posted by
KYMonarchist http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9693576/Jesus-was-born-years-earlier-than-thought-claims-Pope.html And he is entirely correct. Dionysius Exiguus was wrong in his math. And, as I pointed out on Caesar's FB page, why is this news? We've known for well over a century that Dionysius was wrong. __________________ 'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!
Registered: 1217151204 Posts: 7,534
Reply with quote
It's not news, and shouldn't be a concern for any believer. While it is correct that no exact date for the birth is given in the Bible,
Luke 2:1 purports to be a hint of the year at least. But as there is no other record of the described event occurring, the verse is no actual help. There is a very interesting discussion here on the general issues with using the Bible as a source of historical fact, written from a faith perspective. However, no one has ever considered Dionysius Exiguus to have been divinely inspired in his calculations, any more than Archbishop Ussher was, so saying that he was in error is entirely uncontroversial.