Originally Posted by Peace Warrior
Read my edited post # 97. This supposed contradiction is overwith.
No, it really isn't. Though it is oddly comforting to find that your tactics haven't changed.
Let's run the timeline one more time:
4BCE - Herod the Great's reign ends
6CE - Quirinius becomes governor of Syria and is commanded to perform a census including Judea for the purpose of taxation.
Please reconcile how the birth of Jesus could take place contemporary to both of those events.
If you're arguing for an earlier census under a different governor, could you explain why the census under Quirinius is mentioned and why it's called the first census?
If you're arguing for two governorships for Quirinius, could you provide evidence for the earlier one?