This system was adopted by some historians, though it was more common for Romans to identify years by the names of the two consuls who held office for that year, eg "in the consular year of XXX and YYY".
Other methods used referred to the "regnal year" (eg "in the sixth year of the reign of Tiberius").
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Since the early 20th century, many Mormons have thought they knew the exact date of the first Christmas. Talmage, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published a book in 1915 titled "Jesus the Christ," in which he wrote, "We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, B. 1." Elder Talmage didn't just randomly make up this date. So although it references the organization of the church a few days earlier, the revelation — which topically has nothing to do with the birth date of Christ — and its introductory verses "shouldn't be read as if it is a revelation of the birth date of Jesus Christ," Harper said.
He took it from Section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants — a collection of revelations mostly through the Mormon founding prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. "The interpretation that has been most popular over time is very much subject to question; that's all I'm saying." And this wasn't the only time that John Whitmer would identify a date with similar language. Chadwick's article in BYU Studies goes on for pages, using fixed dates to extrapolate other dates.
Harper, a BYU assistant professor of church history and a volume editor of the Joseph Smith Papers, said in a phone interview that some people, including Elder Talmage, have read this verse as if it is the Lord speaking and revealing precisely that Christ was born 1,830 years before that day and that the revelation was given on April 6, 1830.
D&C 20 begins with this introductory verse: "The rise of The Church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it (the church) being regularly organized and established agreeable to the laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April." Steven C.