Timeline of events in Judea a century before and after the birth of a Historical Jesus.


Much of this material was gathered together for a discussion of Dating Controversy about the Crucifixion on an email discussion list called "Belief-L" and was placed here in about 2003. It is by no means intended to criticize anyone's beliefs either way on this topic, simply look at the basic documentation in a linear format.


142-37 BCE

135 BCE

103-76 BCE

63 BCE

63-40 BCE

47-40 BCE

40-37 BCE

39 BCE

37-4 BCE

36 BCE

31 BCE

22-19 BCE

12 BCE

7/6 BCE

5 BCE

4 BCE

4 BCE-6 CE

4 BCE-34 CE

4 BCE-39 CE

6

6-15

6-67

14

15-19

15-26

c18-36

16

26-36

*29

*30

32/33

*34

35/6

36

37

40

41

*43

44

44-66

46-48

*48-9

48-66

*50

52

52-60

54

55-6

*57

*58

*60

*61-63

*62

64

*65

66-74

67

68

69

70

70-95

74

79

80-85

95

96

100

132-136

136


Contemporary accounts of Jesus' existance

(Based on Josh McDowell, Evidence that demands a verdict, Here's Life Publ., 1979 (Rev. ed), pp.81-7, and quoted in an email by Timothy Collinson (tc@LIBRARY.SOLENT.AC.UK) to Belief-L). "These independent accounts prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus (which was disputed for the first time and on inadequate grounds by several authors at the end of the 18th, during the 19th, and at the beginning of the 20th centuries)."

Writings lost but also quoted by others such as Origen, Philopon and Julius Africanus again.

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This page was created by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 10 February 2012