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|Year||Events and Comments|
|1 BC||1 BC: Birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel (meaning God is with us) is born In Bethlehem of the line of David.|
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten (raised from the dead) son that whosoever believes in him will not die but have everlasting life, but he who does not believe is condemned already.”
(Jesus is ~30 yrs of age when he is baptized in 29 AD, the 15th yr of Tiberius’ reign which dates his birth to 1 BC)
The festival of Sukkot is called “The Festival of EMMANUEL”, or “The Festival of God With Us”.
NOTE! If Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit on the same day the foundation stone was laid years prior (since prophecy calls Jesus a foundation stone), then Jesus would be born during Sukkot (between late September to late October). The Jewish feast of Sukkot represents the marriage between God and the Jews under a chuppah (wedding tent). It also represents God dwelling and reigning in Jerusalem when He sets up His earthly kingdom.
Prophecies concerning the birth of the Messiah: He will be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1). He will be a descendant of King David (Isaiah 11:1-5; Matthew 1:1, 6). He will be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14).
Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.
Year 27 of Augustus’ Rule
2 BC: Mary receives word she will give birth without knowing a man. Mary and Joseph register for a census.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
|3 BC||Year 25 of Augustus’ Rule|
4 BC: Herod (the Great not to be confused with his sons all named Herods) named Malthrace’s elder son Archelaus to be his successor as king, with his sons Antipas and Philip as tetrarchs. However; after Herod’s death, Augustus divided Herod’s kingdom between these three sons, but did not recognize Archelaus as king. (Herod had earlier suspected that Archelaus would betray him due to Antipater’s influence.)
|5 BC||Year 23 of Augustus’ Rule|
~6 BC: Herod executed several Pharisaic leaders who had announced that the birth of the Messiah would mean the end of Herod’s rule.Those who were called “Herodians” believed that Herod was the foretold Messiah.
Year 22 of Augustus’ Rule
7 BC: Herod (the Great) has his sons Alexandros and Aristobulus executed. Antipater II, Herod’s son from his first marriage (to Doris), was designated sole successor to the throne, but soon he too was charged with plotting Herod’s murder and imprisoned. Antipater was then executed, and Archelaus (from Herod’s marriage with Malthace) was made heir in his father’s will as king over Herod’s entire kingdom (with Antipas and Philip as Tetrarchs over certain territories)Year 21 of Augustus’ Rule
8 BC: Germany: Marcomanni and Quadi drive the Boii out of Bohemia; Confederation of Marcomanni, Semnones, Lombards of othersYear 20 of Augustus’ Rule
9 BC: Twenty Roman Centurions are crucified by their enemiesYear 19 of Augustus’ Rule
10 BC: Germany differentiation of localized Teutonic tribes (Alamanni, Hermunduri, Marcomanni, Quadi, SuebiYear 18 of Augustus’ Rule
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