The NEW YEAR has arrived, 2014 A.D… or is it the year 5774?
According to those who follow the universally accepted Gregorian calendar, it has been 2,014 years since the birth of Christ. The notation A.D. is Latin for Anno Domini, meaning “in the year of Our Lord.” For the years spoken of “before Christ” the notation B.C. is used.
The Hebrew calendar does not coincide with the Gregorian calendar concerning the year. Having not recognized Jesus as the Messiah to come prophesied in the Old Testament, the Jews are still waiting for the Promised One and therefore do not recognize Jesus’ birth as Christianity does. Their calendar records the years from the beginning of time.
The Jerusalem Post online at jpost.com records both years in their heading, 2014 and 5774. Which is the correct year? Both are correct! It has been 2,014 years since the birth of Christ and 5,774 years since the creation of the world.