Birth christ dating
But if we put the birth of Christ in 3 BC, then the war would be running at about the needed time, and finished in 1 AD.
If we pick 4 BC for the death of Herod, we cannot find a victory to warrant the acclamation, which came in 1 AD.
taken from the full original phrase "anno Domini nostri Jesu Christi", which translates to "in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ".
This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, with AD counting years from the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of the era.
However, this would mean that the approximate 33 years commonly associated with the life of Jesus would neither be included in the BC nor the AD time scales.
There is no year zero in this scheme, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC.
This dating system was devised in 525 by Dionysius Exiguus of Scythia Minor, but was not widely used until after 800.
Two major theories are that Dionysius based his calculation on the Gospel of Luke, which states that Jesus was "about thirty years old" shortly after "the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar", and hence subtracted thirty years from that date, or that Dionysius counted back 532 years from the first year of his new table.
that Dionysius' desire to replace Diocletian years with a calendar based on the incarnation of Christ was intended to prevent people from believing the imminent end of the world. Martin, "The Star that Astonished the World," ASK Publications, Box 25000, Portland Or. Objection: a) Josephus says Herod had a reign of 37 years after being proclaimed king by Romans, and had 34 yrs.