Dating christs birth book of mormon
Harper, a BYU assistant professor of church history and a volume editor of the Joseph Smith Papers, said in a phone interview that some people, including Elder Talmage, have read this verse as if it is the Lord speaking and revealing precisely that Christ was born 1,830 years before that day and that the revelation was given on April 6, 1830.
D&C 20 begins with this introductory verse: “The rise of The Church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it (the church) being regularly organized and established agreeable to the laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April.” Steven C.
The date of April 6 comes from the date that the LDS Church was originally organized on April 6, 1830.
Chadwick’s article goes into great detail on the various clues the Bible and the Book of Mormon give for the date of Jesus’ birth. C.).” Chadwick then looks at the Annunciation to Mary that she would have a son named Jesus. 25 as on any other date in the few weeks preceding it or following it,” Chadwick wrote.
The April 6, 1 BC date remains a credible date for further research and investigation thanks to Elder Talmage, despite the consensus opinion that Herod the Great died in 4 BC.
The new theory of ancient calendars proposed by John Pratt and the witness of Christ found to be contained in these interlocking sacred dates now provides a new dimension to study the question of the birth date of Christ.
During this Christmas season, take time to consider the following testimonies, from prophets ancient and modern, about the birth of Jesus Christ and its impact for us personally.
Pratt argued that the eclipse has been misidentified and actually does not fit the historical record. His article, “Yet Another Eclipse for Herod” is found here. to claim “absolute certainty” on Herod’s death date. The biggest clue, by far, appears to be the death of King Herod the Great. Chadwick wrote that the historical record places Herod’s death at the end of March or beginning of April in 4 B. This date is confirmed by both the mention of a lunar eclipse before Herod’s death and the date his son was deposed by Caesar Augustus. Luke placed this event in the sixth month — which at the time was from mid-to-late February to mid-to-late March. Both those fixed events fit together to confirm Herod’s death. Instead he proposed that the correct eclipse was a widely viewed one that occurred just after sunset, late in December, 1 B. He went on to show that all of the historic data can indeed be reconciled with a birth date for Christ on Passover in 1 B. “The proposed eclipse visible in Jerusalem right at sunset. Compare this to the much better certainty of both the Hebrew calendar date and dates in the Babylonian Chronicles for the starting of the siege of Jerusalem in 589 BC., May 1980, p. The author cannot understand how this remark can be taken any other way but that President Kimball agrees with Elder Talmage’s interpretation and supports April 6, 1 BC as the birthday of Christ. Hinckley, have commented on the April 6 date warmly and acceptingly but without explanation or greater specificity.”(page 8) “It would understandably appear that President Kimball’s attention was focused on the organization of the Church that day and hence solely on D&C 20:1.” (footnote 10) Jeffrey R. Talmage Teacher, Mining Geologist, Engineer, University President, Writer and Apostle” Brigham Young Academy / Brigham Young High School Alumni Association, 2012. In this respect, I sincerely exhort each of you to remember that there may be many other “James Talmages” in our student body.” (from President Ernest L. However, here is a common explanation given by scholars for President Kimball’s and other similar statements: “A significant number of later General Authorities, including Church Presidents Harold B. Chadwick, “Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ,” , July, 1973, p. RPM Note: Knowing of the extensive review, rewrite and approval process that John Pratt went through for several years (1982-1985) for this article to be approved for publication in the Utah Historical Encyclopedia, “James Edward Talmage,” 1994, ed. “I am convinced that Elder Talmage’s life and his outstanding accomplishments were influenced to a marked degree by his experiences that he received from Dr.
We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, B. 1.” Not all of the prophets or apostles since that time have verified that same inspiration, but there is no doubt that Elder Talmage believed that he had received specific inspiration to interpret D&C 20:1 as indicating the exact birth date of Jesus Christ.