Calendar Error

Asked by Mel on 2016-09-13

It is likely that our calendar is off by approx. 3 years. Evidence that Jesus was born 3 years prior (3 B.C.) If the calendar started at 0 being based on the year of his birth, and is wrong, then this is 2013, not 2016. With that being said, I'm curious how something like this would effect a program like Stellarium? Is the date also wrong in Stellarium?

The question has implications to Bible prophecy. Stellarium has been used to identify the "great sign in Rev. 12:1-2" as taking place on Sept. 23, 2017 (constellation Virgo) This is show in numerous on-line video's & topics of discussion.

Constructive comments and opinions are welcome. Thank you in advance.

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Stellarium uses astronomical year numbering and ISO 8601 and this is not related to religion. Moreover, the modern era was introduced over than 500 years after the events around Jesus Christ - what kind of accuracy then can we talk? We can not give an exact answer to the question: lived Jesus Christ in this time or not?

gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #2

BTW calendar eras usually starts with 1, with "1 before <era>" the preceding year and no year 0 (only astronomers use it). When you read a prediction that something will happen on Sept23, 2017, you should also ask "which calendar?" Julian? Or rather really autumn equinox?

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