Pope: We Got Jesus’ Birth Year Wrong for 2000 Years


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

The leader of modern Christianity’s largest sect, in his new book, ‘Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives’ is reported to have written in the book:

“The calculation of the beginning of our calendar – based on the birth of Jesus – was made by Dionysius Exiguus, who made a mistake in his calculations by several years”

According to the Telegraph’s (UK) report, the Pope attributes the mistaken birth year of Christ to a sixth century monk, the article reads:

The ‘mistake’ was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus or in English Dennis the Small, the 85-year-old pontiff claims in the book ‘Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives’, published on Wednesday.

“The calculation of the beginning of our calendar – based on the birth of Jesus – was made by Dionysius Exiguus, who made a mistake in his calculations by several years,” the Pope writes in the book, which went on sale around the world with an initial print run of a million copies.

“The actual date of Jesus’s birth was several years before.”

The assertion that the Christian calendar is based on a false premise is not new – many historians believe that Christ was born sometime between 7BC and 2BC.

But the fact that doubts over one of the keystones of Christian tradition have been raised by the leader of the world’s one billion Catholics is striking.

You can read the full article here.

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.

One comment

  • “But the fact that doubts over one of the keystones of Christian tradition have been raised by the leader of the world’s one billion Catholics is striking.”

    No it isn’t! This is an invented story by a Telegraph journalist. *Everyone* (including Christians) has known about this for centuries. Don’t believe every sensational article you read in the press!

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