Tuesday, 6 November 2012

ABC Wednesday, Q for Quirinius

After a lot of thinking, I thought I might use somebody from the bible , whose name starts with Q. After all I was in Israel in March and this country has made a great impression on me. So off we go... I found the name of Quirinius with the help of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia says:
Publius Sulpicius Quirinius ( c. 51 BC - AD 21) was a Roman aristocrat. After the banishment of the ethnarch Herod Archelaus from the tetrarchy of Judea in AD 6, Quirinius was appointed legate governor of Syria, to which the province of Iudaea had been added for the purpose of a census.

The Gospel of Luke links the birth of Jesus to a "world-wide" census ordered by Augustus carried out while Quirinius was governor of Syria. This is thought to be a reference to the census of Judea in 6/7 AD; however, Luke also, like the Gospel of Matthew, dates the birth to the reign of Herod the Great, who died in 4 BC, ten years before the census of 6 or 7 AD.

Complicated? Yes! But Q is a complicated letter!

We started round 11 of the fascinating meme of ABC, created by Mrs. Nesbitt, and now continued by Roger!. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with Q.


Roger Owen Green said...

Yeah, that period was confusing. Jesus might have been born as early as 7 B.C.

The Weaver of Grass said...

You always tell me something new with your alphabets Wil. I enjoyed this.

Leslie: said...

I think I vaguely recall the reading the name somewhere, but this is great. I learn something new every week from you.

abcw team

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Thanks for the smile I leave with. Who knew Q could be so entertaining and enlightening.

Dina said...

Publius Sulpicius Quirinius.
Every time I hear Roman names I think of Monty Python. :)

Luna Miranda said...

indeed, Q is a complicated letter.:p Publius Sulpicius Quirinius is a mouthful--i wonder if he has a nickname.:p

i named my company Quiel, a variation of Ezekiel.:p

Q is for...

Sylvia K said...

What a great and interesting post for the Q Day, Wil!! You do find the best subjects for the letter of the day!! Hope your week is going well!!

photowannabe said...

Complicated but quite fascinating.
Thanks for sharing about this man from oh so long ago.

Carver said...

Quite an interesting post for Q today.

ChrisJ said...

I thought about doing Quirinius several times before, but didn't think I could make him interesting enough. Well done!

I LOVE your windmill banner photograph. It's outstanding!

Cloudia said...

Coming here is a delight, dear Wil

Aloha from Honolulu
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lotusleaf said...

Interesting information. Thank you, Reader Wil.

Mara said...

I must admit: the name Quirinius didn't ring any bells and Herod did. Strange thing this history!

Gattina said...

Interesting post ! Brought back my school knowledges,lol !
my Q is here>

e Joops said...

Roman names are interesting!

Would you mind pitching an answer?

Chubskulit Rose said...

It would be awesome to visit Israel, lucky you!

Que Sera Sera
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Island Rambles Blog said...

Now that is a good Q post....as aways the writing is quality here, the variety of q postings is really quite fascinating this week.

Anonymous said...

Wil, my husband is a pastor, and I studied along with him. As he says, holding up the Bible, "All of this is true. Some of it happened!"

No one will ever be able to decipher all the years, etc., and I love your research, trying to pin something down. Great Q on you! Amy