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Overview Dr. Hoehner carefully documents the data available on the life of Christ--including a study of Greek words, Roman law, and Jewish customs and prophecy. In this book, the author attemps to establish certain fixed dates in Jesus' life. *Lightning Print On Demand Title
Publishers Description 'Jesus Christ entered into the history of our world. Christianity, therefore, has historical basis. The backbone of history is chronology. Whereas history is a systematic account of events in relation to a nation, institution, science, or art; chronology is a science of time. It seeks to establish and arrange the dates of past events in their proper sequence. Thus chronology serves as a necessary framework upon which the events of history must be fitted. In this book (the author) attempts to establish certain fixed dates in our Lord's life.' - Dr. Harold W. Hoehner. Dr. Hoehner has gathered a vast amount of data, both from Scripture and extrabiblical sources, to support his conclusions concerning key dates in the life of our Lord, among them: - The Date of Christ's Birth - The Commencement of Christ's Ministry - The Duration of Christ's Ministry - The Year of Christ's Crucifixion He carefully documents his position and compares the date available--including a study of Greek words, Roman law, and Jewish customs and prophecy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 19, 1980
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310262119 ISBN13 9780310262114 UPC 025986262112
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More About Harold W. Hoehner
Harold W. Hoehner (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he has taught for more than thirty years. He is the author of Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ.
Harold W. Hoehner currently resides in the state of Texas.
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A Solid Reference for Those Interested in the Life of Christ Mar 31, 2010
I have had a copy of this book now for several years and still continue to refer to it on a regular basis. Both my wife and I teach Bible studies and frequently get it off the shelf to check dates and times.
Dr. Hoehner, who went home to be with the Lord last year, has provided an extremely valuable tool for helping to answer some tough questions. Among the topics covered one will find commentaries on the day of Christ's crucifixion, the year of Christ's crucifixion and the significance of those dates with regard to Old Testament prophecy. Intriguing insights on the two methods of reckoning the day of Passover are also explained in depth.
To me the most fascinating part is his commentary on the "Seventy Weeks" prophecy of Daniel 9; the relationship to the timing of the First Advent is very inspiring. I was first exposed to the Daniel 9 prophecy of the "Seventy Weeks" through the work of Sir Robert Anderson in his book "The Coming Prince;" Dr. Hoehner, using updated scholarship, has refined the dates presented in Anderson's book.
I join in with other reviewers who recommend the addition of this book to the library of any serious student of the Bible.
Great Arguments Oct 14, 2008
I enjoyed the arguments he presented, but I cannot say I necessarily agree with everything he presented. He presented that Christ had to be about 36 years old at the time of His death. I do like how he presented all sides of the argument, and then refutes each one. Great for learning all sides of the issue.
The Best Book of its Kind Aug 4, 2007
Harold Hoehner has worked very hard to nail down the year of Christ's birth, His years of ministry, the year (and date) of His death, and the length of His ministry. There is also a trememndous chapter expounding and exegeting Daniel 9:24-27, whee Hoehner shows how it culminates to the time of Christ to the exact day.
The only part of the book where I found myself in disagreement with Hoehner was his belief that Christ was most likely born in December or January based on church tradition. I felt that the evidence for the month of His birth was inconclusive.
But I agreed with Hoehner on the year 33 A.D being the year where Christ was crucified.
The whole book was so encouraging to my faith that I plan on reading it again and again. One of the best books on biblical studies available! A must buy!
The Word Became Flesh Jun 26, 2007
Hoehner, Harold. Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ. Zondervan 1977, 176 pp.
This book should be a helpful companion for any serious student of Holy Scripture. Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ answers many questions that students of the Bible might wonder about but lack the research tools and ability to answer. Topics covered include:
The Date of Christ's Birth- After surveying the evidence, Hoehner concludes that Christ was born in the winter of 5/4 B. C.
The Commencement of Christ's Ministry- Reasons that Christ's ministry began in the summer or autumn of A.D. 29.
The Duration of Christs' Ministry-Believes that the evidence points to a three and a half year ministry.
The day of Christ's Crucifixion- Concludes that Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose again on Sunday.
The year of Christ's crucifixion- presents a persuasive case for Friday, April 3, A.D. 33.
Daniels Seventy Weeks and New Testament Chronology- This chronology supports a Dispensational understanding of Daniel's seventy weeks. Regardless of one's theological commitments the evidence should be evaluated fairly.
The benefits of this book are many. As the evidence for various dates is presented and evaluated the reader gains an understanding and appreciation for history, and chronology as the science of time. Methodologically, dates and valuable information can be gleaned from items such as ancient coins, Egyptian Papyri, and even headstones in a Roman graveyard. The author hold s to a high view of Scripture and this is demonstrated repeatedly as he works with the historical evidence. This is sure to instill confidence in God's word (2Tim.3:16).
One of the greatest benefits of this book is its accent upon history in an ahistorical age. If we fail to grasp the fact that the Christian faith is rooted in history, Evangelicalism will quickly morph into into a substitute for the genuine article. " By this you know the spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God." (1 John 4:2)
The answer to many questions Dec 18, 2005
If you have questions about the timing of many events in the Gospels, this is the book to have. Dr. Hoehner, explains the 'difficult' timing of Good Friday/ Easter and the Date of Christ's birth in clear laymans language, but with the deep Theological insight that a Ph.D from Cambridge and long years of teaching at Dallas Theological Seminary would provide. Simply the best book available. I have read and used it frequently in my ministry.