Herod the Great died in 1 BC

The traditional date given for the death of Herod the Great (4 BC) was based on a very early transcription error that was carried over again and again into later copies of the document.  The earliest copy of the actual historical document says he died in 1 BC.  This later date is verified by a close analysis of the Jewish calendar, lunar eclipse data from NASA and Josephus’ account of Herod’s death.  (There is a detailed account @ “Astronomy and the Death of King Herod” @ http://www.askelm.com/star/star010.htm.)

Herod the Great died in 1 BC

Lunar eclipse chart from NASA for Jan 10 1 BC

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