What was the 19th Century Christian understanding of when Christ was born?

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Mig190
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What was the 19th Century Christian understanding of when Christ was born?

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Hi everyone.

My question is regarding nineteenth century Christian understanding of when Christ was born, and specifically, the Christian culture Joseph Smith lived in. I understand that Elder Talmage placed Christ's birth in 1 BCE, with Dr. Chadwick arguing for December 5 BCE.

Do I presume that nineteenth century American Christianity believed Christ was born in December 0 CE?

Second question (¯\_(ツ)_/¯): When do biblical scholars start to place Christ's birth around 5/4 BCE?

Thanks in advance and I would appreciate any directions to sources as well.

Miguel
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Re: What was the 19th Century Christian understanding of when Christ was born?

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Hey!

How are you? This whole topic is an interesting one without doubt! Here is a site that gives a lot of quality information on your question. Enjoy!
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/dai ... -bc-or-ad/
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