When was the 202nd Olympiad?

Phlegon’s “Olympiads” (2nd century) says that Christ’s crucifixion was in the 4th year of the 202nd Olympiad (AD 29-33), when a total solar eclipse occurred in the 6th hour.

What did phlegon say about Jesus?

XIV), wrote that Phlegon, in his “Chronicles”, mentions Jesus: “Now Phlegon, in the thirteenth or fourteenth book, I think, of his Chronicles, not only ascribed to Jesus a knowledge of future events (although falling into confusion about some things which refer to Peter, as if they referred to Jesus), but also …

Was there an eclipse on the day of crucifixion?

There simply was no solar eclipse at the time that Jesus was crucified that was visible from Judea. And in any case, the description of the darkness in the Bible does not match a solar eclipse. The Bible says that the darkness lasted for 3 hours. An eclipse lasts for a few minutes, nowhere near 3 hours.

What did Suetonius say about Jesus?

Here are the actual words of Suetonius that might mention Jesus Christ, “Since the Jews constantly made disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, he, Emperor Claudius] expelled them from Rome.” That specific word, “Chrestus”, is similar enough to the Greek word for Messiah “Christos” that the vast majority of …

How old is Jesus right now?

We recorded current years based off of Jesus’ birth starting at 1 AD. So, the current year is 2020 AD right now. That means Jesus would also be two thousand and twenty years old.

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Why did Jesus have to die for us?

In the New Testament, Jesus, God’s Son, came to earth to reunite us with God through the ultimate sacrifice: his own life. We could never a life worthy of God on our own. So Jesus lived a life without sin on our behalf. And then he died the painful death our sins deserve.

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