posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 01:26 AM
I get the feeling that something crucial is missing in the openings post. Can't "proof" it because it is a gut feel, but here goes an attempt.
It is true that at the time of writing the bible a different calender was being used. This is because it was during the times of the Roman Empire in
which various emperors lend their name in order to give birth to additional months. Such as Emperor Augustus which became the month August. Now I
don't know in which time periods those emperors formed these new months, whether it was before Christ or afterwards.
If it was before then the opening statement holds a bit more ground. If it was during/after then it holds no ground at all. Seeing there were 3-4
months added during the Roman Empire time frame it would then be a difference of more then just a few days.
From a theological point of view it is important to know which developments occured to cause changes and trace them back. You can't interpretate data
correctly according to todays standards and thus you need to know the standards of then.