Dating the birth of christ jeffrey r chadwick
Deseret Book Company published the four-volume series, beginning in 1979.
Talmage, who based his statement about Jesus’s birth date on the idea that D&C 20:1—which names Tuesday, April 6, 1830, as the date of the organization of the latter-day Church—means that exactly 1,830 years had passed (to the day) since the Savior’s birth. Reuben Clark, who served as both First and Second Counselor in the First Presidency, published , Clark pointed to the traditional early winter time frame for the date of Jesus’s birth.
He explained: “I am not proposing any date as the true date.
Published Views of LDS General Authorities Before considering any other data, a brief review of LDS thinking on this subject is in order.
During the nineteenth century, latter-day prophets from Joseph Smith to Lorenzo Snow evidently made no specific comments on the date of Jesus’s birth.Nearly a century has passed since his book appeared, and in that time it has become practically axiomatic among Latter-day Saints that Jesus was born on April 6. In the last century, much new information has come to light about the New Testament.