Dating christs birth book of mormon
Together, they form the "Standard Works." The Book of Mormon contains a passage in Alma that parallels similar passages in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.They describe Yeshua's conception by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary: Alma : "And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God." Alma does not state that Mary conceived by any physical activity of God, but "by the power" of the Holy Ghost.This acceptance is admittedly based on faith in modern revelation, and in no wise is set forth as the result of chronological research or analysis.We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, 1 B.The following was taken from a post by hoserb2k from reddit: In case you were not watching confrence closely, near the end of Bednar’s “load” speech, he proclaimed that April 6th was known to be Jesus’s birthday by “revelation” (link, go to  ) The problem with this statement is that the April 6 date was not revelation, but rather mormon fokelore. You would be incorrect, in fact Prophets and Seers are on the record as not agreeing. You can head to the faithful sub and see how the debate will go (some upset, most rebuking them saying “how is this relevant to your salvation? A good friend of mine gasped when he heard bednar say this, and was convinced that it would be edited out of the conference report as an error. While some point to D&C section 20 1) The revelation was given on April 10, not on the 6th like the scriptures claim and 2) The bit about April 6th was the addition of a scribe later on as an embellishment. Here are some mormon luminaries weighing in on the issue: James Talmage: April 6, meridian of time J. He was devastated when the report came out today and it remained in. We must come down to the simple fact that God Almighty was the Father of His Son Jesus Christ...God the Eternal Father is literally the father of Jesus Christ." Box Elder Stake Conference, 1914-DEC-20, as quoted in Brigham City Box Elder News, 1915-JAN-28, Page 1 & 2.
It is pretty much an accepted fact that our current calendar (called the Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory who asked his monks to change the calendar to coincide with Christ’s birth), was off by a few years.
pg=all Well you say, there must have been some later revelation by a Prophet and Seer that confirms that the 6th really was the date. The problematic april 6th date had been neatly solved for decades, and in a few seconds bednar again tears open the problem.
I know that the general membership does not really care about this, but among the LDS historians and thinkers, this was a huge punch to the gut.
As someone else posted, LDS editors notice when conference speakers steal quotes, and historians notice when you mess with history.
Scientists have tried to figure out what star appeared to announce Jesus birth to the Wise Men.