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    T. H. Stokoe
Excerpt from book: In Our Lord's Time 11 supreme authority in both civil and ecclesiastical matters. It consisted of seventy-one or seventy-two members, these comprising three classes—the chief priests, the elders (men of age and experience), and the scribes. The High Priest commonly presided. 8. The Synagogues4. The Jews seem to have realized during the Captivity that worship might be acceptably offered to God elsewhere than in the Temple. Thus prayer became a substitute for sacrifice, and the universal study of the law led to the public reading and expounding of the Scriptures. Hence arose the institution of the Synagogues as places of worship and instruction in the provincial towns. There are said to have been 480 of them in Jerusalem itself. C. CHRONOLOGY OF THE GOSPELS. Different opinions have been held as to the chronology of the Gospels. The following is a brief statement of the views which have found most support, with the arguments in favour of eachl. i. There is some doubt as to the exact time of our Lord's birth. It is generally agreed that the year from which we date our A. D. is not really the year of the Nativity2. St. Matthew (ch. ii. i) tells us that Jesus was born ' in the days of Herod theking,' and apparently His birth was two years or more before the death of this Herod the Great in B.c. 4 (Matt. ii. 15, 19). St. Luke (ch. ii. r) describes the Nativity as taking place at the time of Caesar Augustus' decree for a census or enrolment of the whole Roman empire, ' when Quirinius (R.V.) was governor of Syria.' This statement has given rise to much discussion, as Josephus tells us such a census was made by Quirinius on the annexation of Judaea to the Roman empire in A.d. 63. Augustus, however, appears to have instituted ' a series of periodical enrolments4, and, although...  
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