Eclipse of 6 BC,"The Slaughter of the Innocents"


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Some research suggests Jesus Christ was born on the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles which would have been in September of 6 BC. After the birth of Jesus, His earthly father Joseph was instructed by an angel to take his family and flee to Egypt. Herod in his desire to kill the infant Jesus slaughtered children two years or younger. It indicates how ancients thought about time and celestial events. Time frames to the ancients were much broader than our time frame today. Herod died in 4 BC and rebellion broke out in Galilee. The Galilee was destroyed by Varus and Aretas IV.


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