Therefore, while some questions have been raised concerning the events recorded in Luke 2:1–5, archaeology has provided some unexpected and supportive answers. Additionally, while supplying the background behind these events, archaeology also assists us in establishing several facts. (1)A taxation-census was a fairly common procedure in the Roman Empire and it did occur in Judea, in particular. (2)Persons were required to return to their home city in order to fulfill the requirements of the process. (3)These procedures were apparently employed during the reign of Augustus (37 BC–AD 14), placing it well within the general time frame of Jesus’ birth. (4)The date of the specific taxation recounted by Luke could very possibly have been 6–5 BC, which would also be of service in attempting to find a more exact date for Jesus’ death. Yohanan—Crucifixion Victim