People are forever trying to fix exact dates to when something happened in the Bible. A few weeks ago I had a link to a story claiming Jesus was born on September 25th.
Helen Bond from the University of Edinburgh has a brief discussion over on the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. She challenges what seems to be a growing consensus that Jesus died on April 7th, 30 CE. Helen lays out some good reasons why finding an exact date is difficult if not impossible. As Helen says: "Sometimes it may be best to acknowledge that we know less about Jesus of Nazareth than we often care to admit.