Perhaps you should review the nativity narratives in Matthew and Luke. (Paul, Mark, and John don't have any).
Matthew claims Jesus was born during the reign of KIng Herod who died about 4 B.C.
Luke, on the other hand reports Jesus was born in 6 AD, when Judea came under direct Roman control, and Quirinius, the new Roman governor, conducted a census of Judea to determine the tax base and Archelaus' holdings (Herod's son and inheritor) who was exiled by the Romans in 6 A.D.. (This event also recorded in Josephus' History of the Jews).
So there are two contradicatory reports having Jesus born 10 years apart. Luke having Jesus born in 6 AD obviously does not have anything about the Slaughter of the Innocents or any trip to Egypt since Herod had been dead for ten years.
But Luke makes a mistake too. Joseph and Mary were residents of Nazareth in Galilee, not Judea. Herod gave Galilee to another son, Antipas, who remained the ruler until 37 AD collecting taxes, etc. Galileans were not counted in Quirinius's census of Judea.
Sure. I guess I shouldn't assume that you've read the New Testament or studied the history of that period.
1. Matthew 2:1 "When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod...."
2. Luke 2:2-5 "This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.3So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.4And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,a5to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
Herod Antipas, (born 21 bc—died ad 39), son of Herod I the Great who became tetrarch of Galilee and ruled throughout Jesus of Nazareth’s ministry.
Josephus, Antiquities 17.342-344, 355
"In the tenth year of Archelaus’ rule the leading men among the Jews and Samaritans, finding
his cruelty and tyranny intolerable, brought charges against him before Caesar the moment
they learned that Archelaus had disobeyed his instructions to show moderation in dealing
with them. Accordingly, when Caesar heard the charges, he became angry, and summoning
the man who looked after Archelaus’ affairs at Rome. . ., he said to him, “Go, sail at once and
bring him here to us without delay.” . . . And when Archelaus arrived, Caesar gave a hearing
to some of his accusers, and also let him speak, and then sent him into exile. . .
Now the territory subject to Archelaus was added to (the province of) Syria, and Quirinius, a man of consular rank, was sent by Caesar to take a census of property in Syria and to sell the estate of Archelaus."
1 BC – 4 AD Gaius Julius Caesar Vipsanianus 4 – 5 Lucius Volusius Saturninus 6 – 12 ***Publius Sulpicius Quirinius 12 – 17 Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus
Notes: (no notes found here, I assume this was part of a copy/paste operation)
Archelaus ruled Judea from the death of Herod in 4 BC until 6 AD when he was exiled by Rome and Judea placed under direct Roman control.
Antipas ruled Galilee from the death of Herod in 4 BC until about 37 A.D.Following the exile of Archelaus in 6 A.D., Judea (but not Galilee) came under direct Romon rule and Quirinius, on becoming governor of Syria, conducted a census (of Judea, now part of Syria). Galilee remained under Antipas and was not involved.
|Geographical Areas and Administrative Districts of Palestine Ruled by the Herods|
Samaria, Judea, and Idumea
Galilee and Perea
Iturea, Trachonitis, Gaulanitis, Auranitis, Batanea
|Herod the Great
37 - 4 BC
4 BC - AD 6
4 BC - AD 39
4 BC - AD 34
AD 6 - 41
34 - 37
39 - 44
37 - 44
41 - 44
44 - 66
44 - 53
44 - 56
53 - 66
53 - 66
56 - 66
|Jewish Rebellion Against Rome
66 - 70
| Colonia Aelia Capitolinia
70 - 135
|Province of Syria Palaestina
(included the Roman Province of Syria)
|37 - 4 BC||Herod the Great||Matt 2:1|
|4 BC - AD 39||Herod Antipas
Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea
|Luke 3:1, Mark 6:17-29, 8:15, etc.|
|4 BC - AD 6||Herod Archelaus
Ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea
|4 BC - AD 39||Herod Philip
Tertrarch of Iturea and Trachonitis
|AD 37 - 44||Herod Agrippa I
|Acts 12:1-3, 21-23|
|53 - 93||Herod Agrippa II
Tetrarch of Iturea and Trachonitis; c. AD 56 also parts of Galilee and Perea
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|The LORD said to Moses:
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
and I will bless them.”
|And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:|
Say to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, and you shall say to them:
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.
The Lord show his face to thee, and have mercy on thee.
The Lord turn his countenance to thee, and give thee peace.
And they shall invoke my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - another example of "not-so-ordinary" days! These are COUNTING days - and...