“Then the Jews said, ‘It took forty-six years to build this temple, and can you build it in three days?'”
Analyzing the available biblical as well as non-biblical details about the birth of Jesus Christ, we conclude yesterday that Jesus Christ was born between 6 and 4 BC, according to most Bible scholars.Today we will examine the second method of finding out the time of his birth. This method analyzes the details available back to the time Jesus began his ministry. Luke 3:23 says, “Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.” We know that Jesus began his ministry after being baptized by John the Baptist.Luke records that John the Baptist began his ministry “in the fifteenth year of the reign of Caesar Tiberius” (Luke 3: 1-2). The fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius is about 28-29 AD. Based on this date, if we look back, it seems that Jesus was born in 1 BC.
However, if the term “about thirty years” is taken to mean 32 years, it can be concluded that he was born during the reign of King Herod, as Matthew said. Remember, Herod died in 4 BC.
Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.
” We know that Jesus began his ministry after being baptized by John the Baptist.
The Gospel of John also hints at the birth of Jesus, “Then the Jews said, ‘It took forty-six years to build this temple, and can you build it in three days?'” (John 2:20). The construction of the Temple in Jerusalem was in progress when Jesus began his ministry, and it had reached its 46th year. According to scholars, this was around the year 27-29 AD.
In conclusion, we come to the same conclusion from both methods of determining the time of Jesus’ birth, that is, He was born between 6 and 4 BC.