Chronological Aspects of The Life Of Christ

Few books have been as beneficial to me in my studies on the life of my savior. There are time cues all over the place in the new testament but many of them are missed or ignored because we don’t understand their meaning. Who cares that it was the Nth year of King whosits reign? But then you start reading the gospels and begin coming across difficult and potentially even contradictory readings.
When was Jesus born? Can we know with any certainty? How old was Jesus when he entered ministry? Are you sure about that? What does the scripture say about his age? Think about the passion week. Did Jesus eat passover a day early? How could he eat passover the night before and then die on passover at the time of the sacrifice?