“But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,”
King James Version (KJV)
Mt 2:19 But when Herod was dead. This event was the signal for the return to Judea. He died in the spring of the year 750 after the building of Rome, just before the passover. This would place his death nearly four years before the Christian era, the date from which we reckon our time. That was not fixed upon until five hundred years after the birth of Christ, and was fixed erroneously.