Endnotes

1.

For a more detailed examination of this problem see “Dates, Discrepancies, and Dead Sea Scrolls,” The New Christian Advocate, July 1958, pp. 50–54.

2.

W. M. Ramsay, Was Christ Born in Bethlehem? (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905).

3.

Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews XV.ii.1; VS.x.4; XVII.ii.4. The film, “Jesus of Nazareth,” erroneously followed Ramsay’s weak argument in an at tempt to harmonize the Gospels, because it showed the Romans taking a census in Herod the Great’s reign.

4.

Didache, XIV, 1.

5.

Richardson, op. cit., p. 163.

6.

Magnesians IX, 1.

7.

Note that the word for fire in Ugaritic is always isût, and that the regular form in Akkadian is isûatu.

8.

Life of Hadrian 5.2 (Historia Augusta)