Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quirinius or Quirinus?

Okay, so I had to laugh. When I was trying to find out more about Quirinius, the very first fact that I saw was that he shouldn't be confused with Quirinus.  No sir, I sure wouldn't want to do that!

Now I'm sitting here wondering who Quirinus was! Were they twins? Were they of the same time period? Did his mom just spell his name wrong on the birth certificate?  Are they actually the same person, and when he was a teen, he decided to change the spelling of his name? (Some teens do this you know.)

According to the Gospel of Luke, Jesus was born while Quirinius was governor of Syria, specifically during a world-wide census. That's all I have on Quirinius.... Now I have to go look up Quirinus....


1 comment:

Sheila Siler said...

They're both new to me!