What year was Jesus born? (choose your best guess)

What is your best guess as to when Jesus was born?  We know when he began his ministry, he was ABOUT 30 (If Luke knew his exact age, he would not have used the word "about," Luke 3:23). 

Some of us go with a 30 AD crucifixion - resurrection date, I am a 33 AD man myself. But that is a different issue.

There has been some volleying around in recent years on this issue.  Has your opinion changed?  When did Herod the Great really die?

Note this excerpt from a Wikipedia article on Herod the Great:

Josephus tells us that Herod died after a lunar eclipse. He gives an account of events between this eclipse and his death, and between his death and Passover. An eclipse took place on March 13, 4 BCE, about 29 days before Passover, and this eclipse is usually taken to be the one referred to by Josephus. There were however three other, total, eclipses around this time, and there are proponents of both 5 BCE—with two total eclipses, and 1 BCE. Some conservative scholars have continued to support the traditional date of 1 BCE.

What is your view?  

 

Jesus was probably born in 1 AD
0% (0 votes)
Jesus was probably born in 1 BC
18% (2 votes)
Jesus was probably born in 2 BC
9% (1 vote)
Jesus was probably born in 3 BC
0% (0 votes)
Jesus was probably born in in 4 BC
55% (6 votes)
Jesus was probably born in 5 BC
9% (1 vote)
Jesus was probably born in 6 BC
9% (1 vote)
Jesus was probably born before 6 BC
0% (0 votes)
Other
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Total votes: 11
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