Augustus declared father of the country in 2 BC (Tiberius begins to co-reign with him)
source: [link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]
In August of 10 AD, just as the original 17 AD article on spiritandtorah.com states, Augustus dies. But then . . .
Livia, matriarch and widow to Augustus (and mother to Tiberius) wants to rule -- this happens till 13 AD when Tiberius is able to remove Livia.
***Tiberius has Livia's grandson murdered and effectively prevented Livia from ruling) . . . In 13 AD, Tiberius' constitutional powers are RENEWED.
Source: [link to www.roman-empire.net]
13 AD is technically Tiberius's 15th year of reign since he started co ruling with Augustus in 2 BC . . . . which matches up with Luke 3:1 and Yahshua beginning His ministry that fall . . .
Credits: A man who goes by WildBarley67 on YouTube guided me to some historical facts which indicate Yahshua died and resurrected in 17 CE, not 28 CE. Amazingly, the Hebrew Feast days all occurred on the same days in 17 CE as they did in 28 CE.
I'm going to present some historical facts. Then, upon seeing these facts, you will see the year Yahshua died and resurrected was 17 AD, a jubilee year. This, in turn, is the final confirmation that 2017 is also a jubilee year, and the year Yahshua is returning to earth.
Fact 1: According to Luke 3:1, John began his ministry in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. This was also the year Yahshua was baptized by John and began His 70 week ministry.
The question is, when exactly was the 15th year of Tiberius?
Fact 2: According to one of the most authoritative histories of the Roman Empire entitled Romaika by Dio Cassus, a solar eclipse was said to be a portent that Augustus would die. Most historians say Augustus died in 14 AD. However, astronomical data shows no solar eclipses visible from the Roman Empire occurred from 11 to 14 AD. There was a total solar eclipse visible from Italy as a partial solar eclipse on June 30th, 10 AD. Thus, if Augustus died in August of 10 AD rather than the generally accepted August of 14 AD, the partial solar eclipse would have happened about 2 months prior to his death and would have been seen as a clear portent of his death. Thus, Augustus died in 10 AD.
Fact 3: According to Ronald L. Conte Jr. who wrote the book Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Tiberius came to power 10 years before Augustus died and co reigned with Augustus for 10 years. To see the many historical view points he uses to prove this, please see this link: http://www.biblicalchronology.com/tiberius.htm
So, based upon the above 3 simple facts, we can conclude that Tiberius rose to power and co reigned with Augustus in 1 AD. Technically, Tiberius was appointed by Augustus to co-reign with him on June 26th, 1 BC but the Romans did not count the first year of an emperor's reign until the new calendar year began. At this point the Romans were using the Julian calendar which started on January 1. So 1 AD would have been the first year of Tiberius' reign. Augustus then died shortly after a partial solar eclipse visible from the Roman Empire in 10 AD, leaving Tiberius as the sole Caesar. Thus, Tiberius' 15th year of his reign would have been in the year 15 AD.
According to Luke 3:1, John began his ministry at some point in 15 AD as this would have been the 15th year of Tiberius' reign. It is likely John began his ministry around Passover of 15 AD and baptized Yahshua during the Fall Feasts of 15 AD, then skipping forward 70 weeks would bring us to Passover of 17 AD.
Remember the huge earthquake that occurred at the time Yahshua died on the cross? According to author A.J. Woodman who wrote the book Ancient Historiography and Its Contexts: Studies in Honour, a devastating earthquake that overthrew 12 cities including Sardis happened in the year 17 AD. Also Pliny, the ancient historian, refers to the greatest earthquake in world history occurring in the year 17 AD. In contrast, there is absolutely no recorded earthquake occurring anywhere around the dates of 30 to 33 AD when Yahshua is commonly believed to have been crucified.
I think it is obvious that Yahshua was crucified and resurrected at Passover 17 AD. It makes complete logical sense that Yahshua would be killed and resurrected in a jubilee year. Thus, I think it is obvious that the year 17 AD was a jubilee year.
Counting forward by 50's, we see that both 1967, the year Israel took back Jerusalem and 2017 are both jubilee years.
We now have the final confirmation that Yahshua will be returning to earth on Yom Teruach, Wednesday, September 20th at sunset on Yom Teruach, to resurrect His Bride!
Resource links for solar and lunar eclipses:
Links for the other article of Ninth trilogy:
Article Number 1: The Menorah Mirror Image of Yahshua's Last Week
Article Number 2: The 7 Last Years in Yahshua's Final Week