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5 BC

Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century

Decades: 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC - 0s BC - 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s

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  • The Birth of Jesus is traditionally placed around this time. The events of the Nativity therefore followed.


The birthdates of John the Baptist and Jesus are not actually known, but 5 BC is a common estimate for the date. The Passover feast (April 21) is often cited as a (possible) date for the birth of Christ, because he was a Messiah claimant, and the atonement of the sacrificial lambs (as Christ supposedly was like) took place during this feast. His death has also been ascribed to Passover. (See 33). (The lambs were slaughtered on that day.)


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