Sejanus, Pilate, and the Date of the Crucifixion

@article{Maier1968SejanusPA,
  title={Sejanus, Pilate, and the Date of the Crucifixion},
  author={Pauline Maier},
  journal={Church History},
  year={1968},
  volume={37},
  pages={3 - 13}
}
  • P. Maier
  • Published 1 March 1968
  • History
  • Church History
It seems paradoxical that the event which has divided our reckoning of time into years B.C. and A.D. should itself seem largely undatable. The birth of Christ is variously assigned to the years ranging from 7 to 2 B.C. The terminus ad quem must certainly be the death of Herod the Great, since the king was very much alive during the visit of the Magi in the Christmas story. According to Josephus, Herod died soon after an eclipse of the moon and not long before a Passover. Emil Schürer's… 
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It is the only date which accounts for Pilate's attitude on Good Friday and makes sense of the prosecution's threat in
    At the same time, it allows also for the requisite three or four Passovers in Jesus' public ministry which are required by the Fourth Gospel
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