scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Millenniums and birthdays and counting
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Sat Nov 20 1999 - 13:52:25 CST
Perhaps this makes more sense to me because I do genealogy and deal with
on a twice-daily basis. Perhaps I'm simply not mathematically inclined
to make things difficult. Whichever, here's the explanation for my
There is a difference between being 2000 years old and being in one's
2000th year. That difference is one day...your birth anniversary, but
unless one is getting very detailed, it is generally reported as a year.
A boy born in 1979 is in his 21st year but was only 20 yrs old on his
last birth anniversary.
On that basis, I find it clear and convincing that the millennium will
roll over at 12:01 am on 1-1-2000.
If someone happens to have Herod's regnal dates handy or the Jewish
calendar dates that correspond to the Roman occupation, we can probably
work up a real discussion. (g)
Whichever, enjoy New Year's Eve.