LK1:5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there happened to be a certain priest named Zechariah out of the [priestly] division of Abijah, as well as his wife named Elizabeth from the daughters of Aaron. LK1:6 Now they were both righteous before The God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and righteous requirements of the LORD. LK1:7 Elizabeth had never had any children as she was barren and they were both well along in years.
 In the days of Herod: Luke does not begin with something obscure, as “once upon a time in a land far away.” He states the Roman appointed king of Judea, something that could be confirmed. There is considerable information in Josephus on the house of Herod and its various rulers. Though scholars disagree on the time of the death of Herod it is possible he lived until 2-1 BC, about the time of the birth of Jesus.
 Zechariah: Meaning “Yah Remembers.”
 Elizabeth: Meaning “God of Plenty.”