Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
If we agree that Yeshua’s ministry started with his Baptism by John and ended with the Baptism of his disciples, with the Holy Spirit, his ministry was exactly 70 weeks or 490 days. The widely held notion of a 3 1/2 year ministry was a fabrication of Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea nearly 3 centuries after the death of the eyewitnesses of Messiah’s ministry.
John 6:4 KJV ” And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh” was added by translaters and is not supported by earlier manuscripts.
Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Origin, and Lactantius, early church fathers of the second and third centuries, as well as Filastrius, Gaudentius, Evagrius, Orosius, Ephraem and others all concluded that Yeshua’s ministry lasted about one year.