I don't know that the months were named December and January back then... DanH 00:21, 7 July 2007 (EDT)
Conceptually introduced by Jesus?
This is quite puzzling, and would certainly benefit from a scriptural reference. I assume you don't mean Jesus saying something about some number that, when added to another number, yields that other number. That would definitely be impressive. I assume that, by "conceptually" introduced, you mean something weaker, like saying "There are no Samaritans in the temple". That use of "no" or "none" would certainly be a conceptual reference to zero.
However, Plato's Republic, written about 380 years earlier, says, very near the end of Book VIII:
|“||So he [a leader] must quietly get rid of all these [former associates] if he is to rule, until not a single one is left, either friend or foe, who is of any use.||”|
- The Plato quotation is interesting, but not terribly enlightening about zero. In fact, the Greeks generally had no concept of zero.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 16:11, 19 April 2017 (EDT)
- I'll see if there are any better examples. But the message of this parable is stronger than you suggest. If an ideology is a "zero", then multiple it by anything and it will still be zero. Many of the parables are a contrast between zero and infinity, such as the Prodigal Son.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:12, 20 April 2017 (EDT)