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My short answer opinion would be that Jesus was 30 + 3 years to equal total of 33 years of age at time of his crucifixion. God has shown many times in scripture for having His own reasons for numbers to have relevance and significant meanings. Example: Jesus was 30 when beginning His earthly ministry.(Luke 3:23 NKJV). Then He took 3 years(as believed in many years of church tradition) to complete His official public ministry in the flesh which culminated in the "ultimate sacrifice of our Lord and Savior." Jesus Christ gave His precious blood and died on that wicked cross so that we may be "the redeemed of The Lord and forever cleansed of all our unrighteousness, to be found holy and pure before God in Heaven! Jesus Christ came to be our substitute; our Blessed Redeemer so that we may each be found faithful and just before God, the Father in Heaven! God has shown that certain significance pertains to specific numbers! Examples: God is three persons in one! "God, the Father; God, the Son and, God, the Holy Spirit". Another is that ON the THIRD day He arose from the grave/tomb having victory over death and giving us fulfillment of prophecy. The number 7 is the perfect number. God made our week to be 7 days. God has perfect order and purpose in ALL of His creation. God has His divine and Holy reasons for all He has done and will do! "For no one can truly know the mind of God, for only He is omnipotent, omnipresent and "everlasting to everlasting"! "Praise God that He provided a Savior! And, His name is Jesus Christ!" ~~~Andy~~~
In my opinion, from references made to events connected with Jesus' birth in Matthew and Luke, He could have been born no earlier than 9 BC (based on documentation of the census ordered by Augustus that is referenced in Luke 2), and no later than 7 BC, based on the decree of Herod (who died in 5 BC) to kill all the male children in the area around Bethlehem who were two years of age or younger, as related in Matthew 2. Considering the time that would have been required for people to travel to their ancestral cities for the census, and for the wise men to travel to Israel following the appearance of the star that was guiding them, I would suggest a date of 7 BC for His birth. (Discrepancies in the various reckonings of the calendar that have occurred in the last two thousand years account for the fact that the year in which He was born is now regarded as "before Christ".) The fact that shepherds were staying out in the field by night with their flocks when Jesus was born suggests that Jesus would have been born in the Spring (March or April, just before the Passover), when grass would have been most abundant. Luke 3 says that John the Baptist began his ministry in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, which would be no earlier than AD 28. From subsequent references to the occurrences of various Jewish religious observances in the Gospels, there were at least three annual Passover observances during Jesus' ministry (the last being the one that occurred at the time of His crucifixion). In addition, the Gospels indicate that Jesus' death occurred on the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the Jewish month Nisan (which overlaps with the months of March or April in our modern calendar). Further, it was also the day before the Sabbath. From the astronomical calculations associated with determining the date of the Passover, and comparing them with a time frame corresponding to a beginning date no earlier than AD 28 (the beginning of John the Baptist's ministry), and no later than AD 36 (the end of Pilate's tenure as the Roman procurator of Judea) this would mean that the year in question would have had to have been AD 30. Thus, Jesus would have been crucified either just before or just after His thirty-sixtth birthday (since there would have been no year "0"). (This would be older than He would have been if He had been exactly thirty at the start of His ministry, but the wording in Luke puts His age at that point at "about thirty", and not thirty exactly.)
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