Ultimate Christmas Quiz – Answer #1

This is answer to question #1 of The Ultimate Christmas Quiz.  Did you get this one right?  Check back each day for an additional answer.

 

1. What year was Jesus born?

a. We don’t know for sure, since the gospels disagree irreconcilably.
b. We don’t know for sure, but the gospels agree it was during the reign of Herod the Great (died around 4 B.C.).
c. We don’t know for sure, but the gospels agree it was when Quirinius was governor of Syria (6 A.D.).
d. We don’t know for sure, but the gospels agree it was the year the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars.
e. D’uh! The year zero, of course.

 

Note: Only two of the gospels even mention Jesus’ birth. Matthew tells us it happened during the reign of Herod the Great. Luke tells us it was when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Which is a problem, since Herod died c. 4 B.C., and Quirinius wasn’t governor until 6 A.D., so one (or both!) of them can’t be right…

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One Response to Ultimate Christmas Quiz – Answer #1

  1. Ms. Crazy Pants says:

    I was always taught that it was B, so I guess I was wrong.

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