The Bible Shows That Jesus Of Nazareth Was Crucified On A Wednesday Morning

In the week Jesus was crucified there are two sabbath days, not only one. You have the high Sabbath day on Thursday, which was the Passover. And you have...
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"It is finished"

The Bible Believer’s Guide To The Crucifixion Timeline

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:40 (KJV)

All over the world this Friday, Christians and Catholics will be observing Good Friday. The Catholic church teaches that Jesus went to the cross on a Friday and rose from the grave on a Sunday morning. It sounds right, and mostly every one across the board accepts those days and that chronology. Only one problem. It’s completely wrong according to the biblical account of what happened.

The Catholic teaching is based on 1 Corinthians 15:4 which says this:

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:4 (KJV)

They count Friday as one day, Saturday as the second day and Sunday as the third day. 3 days. Only it’s not 3 days, it’s barely a day and a half according to the Jewish calendar.

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“It is finished”

Jesus did not rise on Sunday morning, the bible says that He already “was risen” by the time Sunday morning rolled around. Read it for yourself:

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Mark 16:9

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.” “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” – Matthew 28:1,6

In all the gospel accounts, Jesus is already risen on Sunday morning. There is no account of His rising at that time, it has already happened. So if the Roman Catholic timeline is followed, you would have at the most 30 hours of elapsed time. Not even close enough to the “3 days and 3 nights” that Jesus Himself said would transpire.

The Jewish Day Still Starts The Way It Did In Genesis When God Created It

In the first chapter of Genesis, we see God creating our 24 day, made up of 12 hours of “evening”, and 12 hours of “morning. This is exactly how we still chart time here in 2014. But the bible says that God started the day at 6:00 P.M. Make a mental note of that because when we come back to this point in just a bit, you’re going to need to remember it.

Jesus says in Matthew that His crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection would match that of what happened to the prophet Jonah in the Old Testament. Here it is:

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:40

There you have it, the required time mandated by Jesus Himself is 3 full days, and 3 full nights. Jesus was crucified on Wednesday morning, and taken down off the cross before sundown at 6:00 P.M. when Thursday would begin. To us that’s still Wednesday night, but the on the Jewish calendar, 6:00 P.M. starts the next day.

 “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.” John 19:31.32

The Two Sabbath Days

Now please note the phrase “that sabbath day was on a high day”. This is not the regular Saturday sabbath day, it is a special, high sabbath day. What was so special about this “high day”? It was the Passover! This Passover fell on the Thursday and was followed by the days of unleavened bread as found in Leviticus:

In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.” Leviticus 23:5-7

Editor’s Note: Now that you see that the Passover was on a Thursday, the age-old Pascha-Passover controversy has also been solved. In the King James Bible, Acts 12:4 uses the word “Easter” instead of the word “Pascha”, which means Passover. Which is precisely what Luke was referring to, the pagan holiday of Easter on that Saturday, and not the Jewish Passover which had already finished. Acts 12:3 says that Peter was taken during the “days of unleavened bread”, right?

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)” Acts 12:3

Well, I just showed you that according to the Old Testament, the “days of unleavened bread” came after the Passover. So in Acts 12: 4, Luke rightly records it as being Easter and not the Passover which had already expired. (See how simple it is when you actually believe what you read where you read it?). Now, let’s get back to those 3 days and 3 nights.

He Arose!

Remember now, in the week Jesus was crucified there are two sabbath days, not only one. You have the high Sabbath day on Thursday, which was the Passover. And you have the regular Sabbath day which fell on Saturday as they do each week at the end of the week. Mark records it this way:

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.” Mark 16:1,2

When the ladies brought the spices, it was after the High Sabbath day of Passover. It was not after the regular Sabbath day on Saturday. They brought the spices on Friday. The first day of the week is not Monday, but rather it’s Sunday.

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“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:6

Saturday being the last day of the week, the day God rested from all His labors. So as the two Marys coming to see the body and mourn at sunrise Jesus was not “rising”, but rather had already risen.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6

A Quick Review Of The Timeline

  • Jesus crucified on the cross 9:00 A.M Wednesday morning
  • Taken down off the cross at sundown
  • Buried for 3 nights – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Passover, the high Sabbath day on Thursday
  • Buried for 3 days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • The regular Saturday sabbath day
  • Jesus rose from the grave Saturday night at 6:00 P.M. – the start of the first day of the week, Sunday
  • Tomb is empty before the sun rises on Sunday when people start arriving

Now we have the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy to be ” in the heart of the earth” for “3 days and 3 nights”. The Roman Catholic timeline is short by nearly two full days, because they fail to see the two Sabbath days that occurred. They only see the one on Saturday. They also fail to understand the Jewish calendar and how their days were set up according to Genesis 1. When you realize that at 6:00 P.M. the current day ends and the new one starts, that changes just about everything when you’re trying to make a time line. How can your timeline be right when you don’t even know what time it is?

So while you spend today observing “Good Friday”, just keep in mind that you’ve already missed the day of His passion by two whole days. That is, if you’re a bible believer.

 

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  • But Christian ministers state Jesus arosed on Sunday morning, so basically we are not celebrating Easter of the resurrection, so its a pagan holiday. Because Jesus arosed on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. I believe most ministers know the truth, but they are cowards to tell the people the truth, because people been condition over the years, and this would cause division in their churches, and that would cause lost of donations to their pockets each Sunday.

  • The Bible says that Jesus was ALREADY risen on Sunday morning, it does not say He rose on Sunday morning. Right? Thats what the bible records it as…

  • I’m glad to see others write on this truth. Early Romans clearly didn’t seek to understand Jewish, so a lot has been mis-interpreted.

    I find it neat, that God used the Sabbath, the Holy day of the week, that such a Holy event of the Resurrection would happen.

    Another point of interest to support that it was 72 hours before Jesus rose, was that Jewish culture didn’t consider someone fully dead until at least 72 hours since sperm can live that long.

  • I think its OK to that we celebrate on Sunday. That’s when Mary and others went around celebrating that Jesus has risen.

  • When I was a teenager back in the early 50’s, it dawned on me that the celebration of “Easter” had some problems since God’s Word plainly states that Jesus was in the grave 3 days and 3 nights and that Friday evening to Sunday morning did not add up to 3 days and 3 nights. I questioned my pastor and he gave me a very unsatisfactory answer. I respected this pastor but did not accept his answer–so, over the years, I was very disturbed at how the “church” observed “Easter”.

    Finally, in April, 1995, SWRC in their “Prophetic Observer”
    printed the timeline with scriptural proof that you have printed here. I was so happy to finally have proof that what I can only suggest was the prompting of the Holy Spirit to make me question “church” practice. With this verification, I no longer attended the established services but have privately worshipped on Resurrection Day! My children were grown and gone from home by this time, so this caused no problems with them. Thank you so much for verifying once again what I firmly have believed all these years.

    I realize this is not necessarily important to salvation, but is just a matter of personal discomfort for me. I just praise God that he loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son that we should not perish but have eternal life.

    Maranatha!

    • What?

      He most surely did!

      He gave the account of Jonah in the belly of the whale for emphasis as to the time. THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS.

  • Jesus died shortly after 3 pm which is the 9th hour as noted in the bible.

    Thus, 72 hours later would have been the same time on Saturday when Jesus rose.

    Where do you get 9 am from?

    • Bonnie

      The Bible says, “And it was the third hour when they crucified him. And the inscription of the charge against him read, ‘The King of the Jews’” (Mark 15:25-26). Christ’s crucifixion began at 9:00 A.M., according to Mark (based on the Jewish method of calculating time).

      Then, in Matthew it says, “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour” (Matthew 27:45). The sixth hour (noon) until the ninth hour (3:00 P.M.) was Jesus’ final three hours on the cross. At the end of that time, “Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit” (Matthew 27:50). Jesus had been on the cross from approximately 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., a total of six hours.

      Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-on-the-cross.html#ixzz3WUcw1UZT

  • Does it biblically matter concerning the dates and times of the; birth, crucifixion, resurrection? These are all historical events, and the bible has no commands to celebrate any that I’m aware of? In fact these elements are mere trivial concerns.

    P.S. The important thing is belief in the gospel unto salvation, as that is all that matters in the end. And to walk in the light as best we can, as how we walk today determines our future heavenly rewards 😉

    • Ok, He commanded at the Last Supper which was Passover meal to do this in remembrance of me….Dark at Thursday was not Passover it was a high day the First day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

      Look to Matthew for your timeline as to when the Ladies first went to the tomb it was as the Sabbath drew to a close and he was already risen..erg He did rise on the Sabbath not on the first day as he was placed in the grave before the high Sabbath, Thursday Dark

      When they tried to touch HIM he said Stop do not touch me for I have not yet risen to my FATHER? Why because it was the weekly Sabbath and he waited a short time and ascended then when it became the first day of the week and the FEAST of first fruits in order to full fill it…

      3 days and 3 nights matters much as HE said “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
      Matthew 12:38-40, KJV
      So yes it matters very much….as this is part of the gospel and Paul said
      3But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 4For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.2 Corinthians 11:

  • Jesus was nailed to the cross at the third hour (9:00 a.m.). He died about the 9th hour (3:00 p.m.).

    Jesus himself was pretty specific that he would be 3 days (36 hours) and 3 nights (36 hours) in the heart of the earth just as Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the whale’s belly. That is 3 full days and 3 full nights. As the article above stated, this is found in Matthew 12:40.

    Maranatha!

    • 2 Corinthians 11:…3But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 4For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

      “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
      Matthew 12:38-40, KJV

      Oh it matters and the Word does record it….many blessings, PD

  • Good catch, my preacher preaches on this also. People who belive it was 3 whole days need to read the Scriptures in Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.That is one reason I do not celebrate a so-called Good Friday-a Catholic invetion.

  • I am sorry, for people who believe it was not a 3 whole days.

    • Twisted

      I feel sorry for bad theology! Read the bible not this site! Stop infighting.

  • What’s important about this information is that the Christian Church needs to quit participating in Pagan Holidays and correct what they are teaching about when Jesus was crucified.

  • Almost correct. Understand that Passover was and is NOT a “sabbath” day. Passover was a celebrant reminder of that event in Hebrew history. Yeshua knew this. Remember Yeshua celebrated Passover the night before with His disciples. The High Sabbath referred to as the point that He had to be taken down was actually the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

    Understand, Passover is NOT a Sabbath. The Pharasies made it it one. Passover is to be remembered as a miracluous event in Hebrew history, as commanded by God. THEN the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins the next day at sunset with a High Sabbath, ending 7 days later with another High Sabbath, which ends at sunset. The regular Sabbath occurs during this period as well.

    Crucifixion could have been on either our Tuesday or Wednesday. The traditional wait of 3 days for body treatments may have fallen on regular Sabbath, preventing its administration until Sunday morning at the earliest.

  • John 11:9a Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? (Plus 12 Hours in a night) 24 hour period; Jesus explains a 24 hour period with his own words here. Then we read that Jesus is in the earth the SAME TIME as Jonah;:Jesus was in the ground for 3 days and nights and arose. This is 3, full, 24 hour days. We see that for this to be possible, The Lord would have to have died on Wednesday evening, (before 6pm); and put in the ground at even which is between 6pm and 9pm. Then he arose Saturday evening sometime, which would begin at 6pm; (Arose the Jewish day: Sunday, the first day of the week.)

    Matthew 12:38-40 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

    For those of you who are taking the Hebrew language and twisting the biblical truth are twisting what the BIBLE says. Jews have become SAVED because they believe Leviticus and the truths of the written word. To say a day can be a “minute” of the day is TOTALLY ABSURD!

    All you need to do: READ what’s written and BELIEVE IT!

  • Matthew 12:40 does not say anything about a whale. NKJV

  • I think also it is important to note that this is a SIGN to the Jewish people. Signs are for the Jews. If the 3 days and 3 nights are not a full time period, you are corrupting this very important sign to the Jews.

  • Jewish Calendar”

    Night watches: (here we see watches are grouped in 4 sets of 3)
    1st: Even=6pm to 9pm
    2nd:Midnight=9 pm to 12am
    3rd:Cock crowing=12am to 3am
    4th:Morning=3am to 6am

    We see hours divided the parts of the day also: (here we see hours are grouped in 4 sets of 3)
    3rd hour=6am to 9am
    6th hour=9am to 12pm
    9th hour=12pm to 3pm
    12th hour=3pm to 6pm

    1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

  • To Remainfree:

    Matthew 12:40 does not say anything about a whale. NKJV

    What’s with that corrupt version you’re reading? NEW? Why would you need a “new” version of God’s word when it is perfect in the KJV?

    Get yourself the correct Bible man, or you will have vexations upon vexations; like LOT.

  • Sam: what is this then?King James Bible
    For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

    I grew up in Mainstream Church and miss celebrating Easter, Palm Sun, I miss kids in the programs, I miss a lot of those things, so that isn’t going to change. I just look at its Resurection Day and celebrate Hes ALIVE.

    Everyone have a wonderful wknd!

  • I forgot to thank you all for info on the Jewish Calendar.

  • Matthew 12:40

    King James Version (KJV)

    40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

  • One more thing: When I learned for sure from the “Prophetic Observer” in 1995 the true Biblical timeline of the crucifixion and resurrection of our precious Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ I was thrilled. But to satisfy myself that I had finally gotten the correct information, I called a local synagogue and spoke to a Rabbi. My question to him concerned if they called the Jewish Holy days a Sabbath. He explained to me that they did indeed call them a Sabbath day and observed them as a Sabbath day; and that they could fall any day of the week depending when the High Holy Day was celebrated according to the Jewish calendar! PTL!

    The thing that really bothered me about the way our churches (Protestant) celebrated “Easter” was that years ago, everybody thought they had to wear a brand new outfit to church (it was almost mandatory) which meant people with tight budgets had to sacrifice something truly needed in order to be “proper” at church.

    Also, coloring and decorating “Easter” eggs made no sense at all to me even though the children loved an egg hunt! Later on in life I did learn that these traditions were of pagan origin. That is when I longed for a different way to observe our Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection, but I never found anyone else interested in making that change!

    Like has been said here, the important thing is how much God loved us to give His Son and how much His Son loved us to die for us!

    John 3:16
    King James Version (KJV)
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Maranatha!

  • One last thing: (I tried to post this earlier, so I hope it is not a double post). In 1995 when I learned from reading the “Prophetic Observer” (SWRC publication), the true Biblical timeline for the crucifixion and resurrection of our precious Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I was thrilled. However, in order to be perfectly assured about some of the information, I called a local synagogue and talked with the Rabbi there. He explained to me that the Jewish “High Holy Days” such as Passover, etc. were indeed called Sabbath Days and were observed as Sabbath days; and that they could be on different weekdays depending on when the Jewish calendar called for those days to be celebrated. PTL!

    My discontent with the way the Protestant churches celebrated “Easter” increased, especially when it came to my attention that many of the practices were pagan in origin; such as coloring and decorating eggs which had never made any sense to me even though the children loved an egg hunt! I longed for a big change in the way the church observed our Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection; but never found anyone willing to make those changes.

    As many of you have said though, the important thing is that God loved us enough to give His Son and His Son loved us enough to die for us!

    John 3:16
    King James Version (KJV)
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Maranatha!

  • I finally got my head wrapped around Easter. It is a pagon holiday and has nothing to do with Christ, this is all man kinds doing. I realize that Easter Sunday is nothing more than a big business day for the church as it’s packed on Easter Sunday and so is the offering plate. Notice this though out of all the people in church on Easter Sunday, almost none of them return until the following year. I have yet to see someone actually come to Christ on that day as all are eagerly awaiting picnics and easter egg hunts after church and are mostly going thru the motions not really paying attention to Christ or His sacrifice. Easter for the church is a party picnic day for kids and adults alike.

  • The Jewish “day” begins at Sunset. Sunset doesn’t always start at 6:00pm… it changes with the seasons… i.e., candle lighting times on the Sabbath and the Feasts such as Pesach are also gauged by the Sunset. Candles are to be lit 18 minutes prior to Sunset. Here is a link that shows the times for lighting candles at my house today, April 18th..the Sabbath between the beginning of Pesach and the end of Pesach (Passover)… http://www.chabad.org/calendar/candleLighting_cdo/z/35763/x/35/y/15

  • 1Co 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
    1Co 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
    1Co 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    1Co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    1Co 15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
    1Co 15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
    1Co 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
    1Co 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

  • Paul said that Jesus rose on the third day.
    Why does it matter as to what day it was, as Jesus said that He is Lord of the Sabbath. If He is in our hearts, then we are keeping the Sabbath, as long as we are His……and that’s all that matters…….that we are His and do His will…which is:

    Joh 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
    Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
    Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
    Joh 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
    Joh 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

  • @Anonymous
    Yes, it did matter what day to the Jews, as to God’s timing, because it was Jesus’ own people, with the help of the Romans that put Him to death.
    After all, He is their King, but they did not regard Him as thus.
    Thank you, Lord, for letting us Gentiles be graffed in.

    Rom 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
    Rom 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
    Rom 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
    Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
    Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
    Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
    Rom 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
    Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
    Rom 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
    Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

  • To the Jews, Sabbath doesn’t start until sunset on Friday, and carried over til sunset on Saturday, or so I think.

  • Praise God – He’s Alive, He has Risen!

  • in ancient times night wasn’t considered part of the day,it was from when the cock crowed morning til sunset evening was a day..day is day//night is night there not the same.

  • Amen Wily,…what an excellent Bible study !

  • Somebody in your office has way to much idle time on their hands. This sort of reminds me of the folks who think the world is only 6000 years old and it was made in seven actual days.

  • Billy: you have it right on! While all this is probably true, we should not get all uppity and involved in the days and seasons as it only brings about strife and dissension among the brethren. Yeshua did not intend for it to be this way. His only instruction was the great commission and the communion at the last supper. As for birthdays and resurrection times is not all that important. Yet, to be accurate it is, because it shows that you are a student of the word as we are to be. FINAL CONCLUSION: study to thyself approved aas a workman that needs not to be ashamed. And in peace with all men.

  • I had asked this question, but I do not see any attempts to answer it –

    Question – If there were not 2 Sabbaths that week, how did “when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome,” go out and but”sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him” (Mark 16:1) (day 1) and then, “prepared spices and ointments; (day 2) and rested the Sabbath day (day 3) according to the [fourth] commandment???” (Luke 23:56).

  • #50 – William: That is easily solved, they brought the spices BETWEEN the sabbaths on that Friday. Some events took place on the Thursday High Day sabbath, and the others on the Saturday sabbath. It is only confusing if you fail to see the TWO SABBATHS. Hope that helped!

  • William.

    Mark 16:1
    16 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

    *Had bought sweet spices,* meaning they had
    previously purchased them. Whether it was a 
    Friday, or the day Jesus was crucified we don’t
    know.

    Luke23:56
    56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

    Luke24:1
    24 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

    John 19:38-42
    38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
    39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
    40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
    41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
    42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

    Joseph and Nicodemus also brought spices,
    which they would of purchased prior to
    Jesus been laid in the sepulchre, prior to
    the high day Sabbath.

    They would of had all day to do so, knowing
    that Jesus was certainly going to die that
    day. So would of Mary, Jesus mother, mary
    Magdalen and Salome.

    However, we see in Matthew 26:6-12

    6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
    7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
    8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
    9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
    10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
    11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
    12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

    Jesus body was already prepared for burial.

    Jesus has risen, Amen and God Bless.

  • To Renee and Emma Stereo.

    Nobody is disputing that Jesus body was in the tomb 
    three days and three nights, the QUESTION ! that
    was asked by William, on the previous PAGE was !
    WHEN did Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Mag-
    dalene and Salome purchase the spices to go and
    anoint Jesus ! It could of only been on the day 
    Jesus was crucified or Friday !

    John19:39-40
    39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
    40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

    So you can see that Nicodemus had already
    purchased spices !

    Hence the QUESTION ” When did the ladies buy
    the spices ?”..either, Wednesday or Friday !

    • Thank you! Was going to post the phrase ‘synecdoche’. It was a New Testament concept that meant ‘a part is the whole.’ Therefore, they would have counted from 6 pm Thursday to 6 pm Friday as Day One, 6 pm Friday to 6 pm Saturday, Day 2, and 6 pm Saturday to 6 pm Sunday (then the beginning of Monday) as Day 3. ‘The Preparation’ was also only given to Friday. It was feminine gender. Friday was also known as The Mother of the Sabbath or Sabbath Eve (eve means mother). The phrase ‘The Preparation’ was only used in reference to Friday, even though they had to to the Erubhick process the day before any sabbath. Also the mention of a High Day just meant that two sabbaths fell on top of one another, or the superimposing of one sabbath over another. A sabbath after a Passover would have still just been called a sabbath.

      • “…The phrase ‘The Preparation’ was only used in reference to Friday, even though they had to to the Erubhick process the day before any sabbath. Also the mention of a High Day just meant that two sabbaths fell on top of one another, or the superimposing of one sabbath over another. A sabbath after a Passover would have still just been called a sabbath…”

        Actually, “the preparation” was a phrase used before any Sabbath, weekly or High Feast day, such as Nissan 15th and 21th. Plus it was not necessary for any of these days to “superimposing of one sabbath over another” to be called a High Day.

        The High Days were those Sabbaths in Leviticus 23 that were to be observed in like manner but were “beside” or separate from the Fourth Weekly Sabbath Commandment.

        Leviticus 23:37 – THESE ARE THE FEASTS OF THE LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: 38 BESIDE [or apart from] THE [weekly] SABBATHS OF THE LORD, and beside [or apart from] your gifts, and beside [or apart from] all your vows, and beside [or apart from] all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.

        In all there were seven High Sabbath days every year. While neither Passover nor the Feast of Firstfruits were High Sabbath days, the first and last days of the seven day Feast of Unleavened Bread (2) and the seven day Feast of Tabernacles (2) were both High Sabbaths. Add to that Shavuot the Festival of Weeks or Pentecost (1), and the first and last days of Rosh HaShanah or Feast of Trumpets (2).

        These High Sabbaths DID NOT necessarily fall on the weekly Sabbath day, which means during those feast days it was possible to have 2 High Day Sabbaths and 2 weekly Sabbath in a 14 day period.

  • To-Angela.

    Where is that found in the bible that it was ordered to be sealed and guarded for 3 days? I have not read that before and I’d like to look it up.

    Matthew 27:62-66
    62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
    63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
    64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
    65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
    66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

    God Bless.

  • Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Colossians 2:16

  • Amen, Craigory! Case closed!

  • Oren

    The chronology is right. Compare Mark 16:1 and Luke 23:56 and you will see there were two Sabbaths, one being of Passover (as in Leviticus 23:6-7), and another being a regular Sabbath. Also note that there must have been a regular day in between of them, otherwise the women could not have bought the perfumes, because it is illegal according to Moses’ law to sell on a Sabbath.

    So there you have it: Passover Sabbath, regular day for buying perfumes, and a regular Sabbath. Exactly three days and three nights.

    From this point the math is easy, knowing that the Passover Sabbath is on the 15th of Nissan, and Jewish days begin in the evening, as explained.

    Here is another gem: Jesus entered Jerusalem on a young ass at the day, whose evening is the 10th of Nissan (John 12:12). This event singled Him out as the Messiah, which is the same day that each family of the Sons of Israel was instructed to select a lamb as a Passover sacrifice (Exodus 12:3). If you ever wondered why God instructed to select the lamb on the 10th…

  • Even If Jesus got crucified on wednesday why would you count wednesday..Even if you count wednesday night he would rise saturday before dawn..now this makes sense because Jews wouldnt be at graveyard on sabbath..

    • OA

      Jewish days begin in the evening, therefore…

      What we call Wednesday was actually the end of the 14th of Nissan, and in the evening began the 15th of Nissan. This is why until this day, Jewish people call Friday night as the evening of the Sabbath.

      Jesus was crucified on the day of the 14th, which is Wednesday, and buried just before the evening (which is the turning point to the 15th). So this is how the count goes:

      14th evening – the last supper, Jesus arrested (Tuesday night)

      14th day – Jesus is crucified and dies before evening (Wednesday day)

      15th – night and day – the Passover Sabbath (Wednesday evening, Thursday morning)

      16th – night and day – regular day (Thursday evening, Friday morning), women buy perfumes (probably on the day) and prepare them

      17th – night and day – a regular Sabbath (Friday evening, Saturday morning)

      18th – Saturday evening, Sunday morning, by which time Jesus is already risen (probably even during the evening of Saturday)

      Jesus was dead from the evening of the 15th (Wednesday, inclusive) to the evening of the 18th (Saturday, not-inclusive), which is exactly three nights and three days (15, 16, 17 – full Jewish days).

  • James

    I remain a Friday crucifixion guy because of several items, one of which is the discussion with a pair on the road to Emmaus. They say that Sunday was the third day since the crucifixion (Luke24:21). An interesting aside about the two on the road to Emmaus. It doesn’t say they were both men. I believe it was husband and wife. And always remember what ever year you pick as the crucifixion year, it always has to happen on a full moon. So if you bother to get a chart/program of lunar cycles you can dismiss many theologians theories. Check how old Isaac was when he was offered. And Christmas is often the same day as Chanukah. I am also a Dec 25th person. ALL the priests served at certain holy days so it hardly matters what course of priests John the Baptist’s father was in. October to Passover to Chanukah. Also compare it to the development of a fetus and see the parallels between the developing child and the feasts of Israel. Get a book on Embryology and read it. It echoes the book of Exodus. “On the first day of the month…,on the fifteenth day of the first month…, in the seventh month…”

  • Jesus Christ personally fulfilled ALL the spring feasts outlined in Leviticus 23 at His first coming. Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits. We know that He will do the same with the fall feasts! Praise Him!!

    http://thevinevigil.com/2015/04/01/jesus-the-messiah-in-the-feast-of-unleavened-bread/

  • PLEASE BRETHREN IN CHRIST STOP THIS DEBATE. THE QUESTION IS ,”IS JESUS A LIAR” YOU WILL BE JUDGE BY HOW YOU ANSWER THIS. YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED BASE ON YOUR INTERPRETATION , BUT ON YOUR FAITH IN jESUS AND THAT FAITH MEAN BELIEVING ALL THAT HE HAS SAID.

  • I AM a former member of the Worldwide Church of God. They are sabbath keepers and passover observers. When I got to studying their teaching I realise the wanted believers/christians to live like Jews. After 23 years I left that church.
    The Feast of Tabernacles were the most joyous occasion of the year . We travelled to different countries and meet many others. For seven days we celebrated with services , sight seeing and fellowship. It was at one of these occasions that I met a member from the US. And it was this that allowed me to get investment to start my wine business ,.He has gone home, but I lookforward to seeing him again. After 21years in busines I am now retired with wine that is four years old. It has been a blessing since I could not get a loan from the banks. visit my website http://www.sleepingbride.com

  • Excerpt –

    “The best way to determine the possible order of these trips to the tomb is to consider the different details that have been given about the time of day and light of the sun. Was the sun going down or coming up? These questions are actually quite easy to answer. However, we must remember that the Sabbath, like all the other biblical days, began and ended with sundown, see Gen. 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31 and Lev. 23:32.

    Matthew clearly tells us that when “Mary Magdalene and the other Mary” were first headed to the tomb it was “IN the end of the Sabbath.” Therefore, according to Matthew this trip took place Saturday evening prior to sunset, “IN the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week.”

    The word above translated in English as “end” is the Greek word “opse” is # 3697 in the Strongs Concordance. It means – late in the day; by extension, after the close of the day: – (at) even, in the end. The translated phrase “as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week” adds to the confusion of most people and causes them to believe Matthew is talking about early morning sunrise. While the Greek word which was translated using the English word “dawn” is theoretically a correct translation, one might carelessly assume he meant sunrise if they are not mindful of the various uses of the word “dawn.” Since the Greek word translated “dawn” follows “opse” translated “in the end,” the implication of the word properly suggests “to draw on,” or “to bring closer,” as the text itself implies, “the first day approached.” As a matter of fact, that is exactly how the same Greek word was translated in Luke 23:54, “And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.” If Matthew was intending to reference a first day of the week sunrise, as Mark did in 16:2, he would not have begun his sentence with “In the end of the Sabbath,” for sunrise is in the middle of the Jewish first day of the week.”

    https://gatesofthecity.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/its-easter-again-what-exactly-happened-at-the-tomb-3/

  • Ted

    The other side ………. The idea that the Lord was crucified on a Friday has some seemingly significant problems, not the least of which is that Friday afternoon to Sunday morning doesn’t sound like three days and three nights.

    One can run through the texts and find some seeming anomalies because there are two Sabbaths involved in the Crucifixion story. Passover was a High (annual) Sabbath, whereas Friday evening at sundown marked the weekly Sabbath Day.

    Most authorities agree that based on the Gospel accounts the day of the Crucifixion was most probably a Friday based on the testimony of John 19:42.

    “There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.”

    But there is also a strong argument that the day of Crucifixion was actually Wednesday – and not Friday. This theory is based on the two Sabbaths – the high Sabbath (Passover) and the weekly Sabbath.

    John 19:42 argues against it. The “Jew’s preparation day” is called the Day of Preparation and is in accordance with the Law of Moses that says no food is to be prepared on the Sabbath. (Exodus 16:23, 35:3)

    This is in reference to the weekly Sabbath which begins at sundown Friday. So the “Jew’s preparation day” is Friday until sundown.

    But that week there were two Sabbaths – the high Sabbath of Passover on Thursday and the weekly Sabbath at Friday sundown. The annual, or High Sabbath does not require a ‘day of preparation’ because food preparation is part of the Passover celebration and allowed according to Exodus 12:16.

    So it would seem a certainty that the correct day is Friday. Yes? Well, maybe.

    John 19:31 says that He was already on the Cross and it was Preparation Day and that the next day was a High Sabbath, which seemingly would have been Passover.

    That was on Thursday, which seems to suggest that He must have been crucified on Wednesday.

    Confused yet? Let me help. That week there were actually three Sabbaths. (There. Doesn’t that help?)

    Jesus died in the first month of the Jewish year, just prior to the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Leviticus 23:6)

    This feast started on the fifteenth day and for seven days Israel could eat no leavened bread.

    To prevent accidentally eating leaven, all leaven and leavening products were completely purged from the house.

    “For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel . . .” (Exodus 12:19)

    The leaven was purged from the houses on the day before the 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread. It took place on the 14th day, which was Friday. That made both Thursday and Saturday that week High Sabbath Days.

    John 19:14 says that it was the ‘Preparation Day for the Passover’ but the Feast of the Passover is also a seven-day period that starts on the 14th day and ends on the 20th. But Friday was the Day of Preparation for both the weekly Sabbath and the High Sabbath of Unleavened Bread.

    So is it Wednesday or Friday? It seems as clear as mud. But there is a way to sort it out.

    Astronomy confirms the eyewitness accounts of the three hours of darkness while Jesus endured the sins of the world.

    On Friday, April 3, AD 33 there was a total lunar eclipse that began at 3:40 PM and reached its maximum at 5:15 PM with 60% of the moon eclipsed. As the moon rose over Jerusalem it was in total eclipse and stayed in eclipse for some thirty minutes, ending at 6:50 PM.

    The effect of a lunar eclipse is what we sometimes call a Blood Moon. We just had one last December 10th. The next lunar eclipse will be June 15th.

    The secular Greek historian Phegon wrote of earthquakes and a blood moon occurring during the fourth year of the 202nd Olympiad (32/33 AD). Eusebius linked the blood moon and the earthquakes with the 18th year of Tiberius reign, which would have been Spring of AD 33.

    The description given by the Gospel of a lunar eclipse lasting about three hours is entirely consistent with the calculations that say a lunar eclipse that lasted about three hours was visible from Golgotha in Jerusalem on Friday, April 3 AD 33.

    What does it mean? It means that Jesus was crucified on Friday afternoon, buried before dark, spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the grave, rising at the start of the third day — Sunday, the first day of the week.

    Today is the day that we recall with awesome wonder that our God is so great that He humbled Himself to take the form of a mere man and submit Himself to His own creation so that He could redeem . . . you.

    Just you.

    He endured the mocking, the scourging, the humiliation, the pain, and the incomprehensibly agonizing weight of the sins of the world separating Him from the Father . . . . and He did it all for you. That’s how much He loved you.

    The next time you wonder whether or not you can undo what He did by your sin, think about what it was that He actually did to ransom you for salvation.

    “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” (Romans 5:9-10)

    “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20).

    Spend some time today meditating on the price paid for your eternity. Now ask yourself, if you paid THAT MUCH for something, would you trust it to somebody like you for safekeeping?

    Neither does He.

    Originally Published: April 22, 2011

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  • Phil

    The week of the crucifixion is a wonderful study, one I have enjoyed every year for many years. I’ve concluded that the strongest case is for the Lord to have been slain on Thursday. If it had happened on Wednesday, the Last Supper would occurred on what we would consider Tuesday evening (the beginning of Wednesday by Jewish reckoning). There is simply not enough time for everything that occurred to happen during the daylight hours of Monday and Tuesday. You cannot reasonably cram all the recorded events into that few hours.

    The more important thing to note is that the week of the passion follows a pattern revealed in Exodus 12. The Passover lamb was to be chosen on Nissan 10. It was to be kept and killed on the 14th, and eaten on the 15th. Nissan 10 was Palm Sunday, and the people who cheered as He entered the city on the colt were unwittingly choosing their Pascal Lamb. He confronted the Pharisees and taught in the Temple on Monday and Tuesday (the days are benchmarked in Mark), delivered the Olivet discourse on the way back to Bethany on Tuesday. On Wednesday, He was in Simon the Leper’s house. He sent disciples back to Jerusalem to find the place to observe the Passover, which He was not able to do. The beautiful irony is that while Jews from all over were at the Temple having their lambs ritually killed for the seder that evening, the authentic Lamb of God was being slain on a lonely cross outside the city. It is a glorious thing to ponder.

  • Richard Ross

    Easter is a pagan holiday as is Christmas. Several Messianic Jews have already determined Jesus was not born in December based on scripture. Shepherds would not have been out in the field in winter, but, rather would have been guarding the young lambs from predators, which were normally born in the spring. Interestingly, Bethlehem was the town that provided the lambs for sacrifice so it is fitting that The Messiah, the sacrificial lamb would be born there. Also, they have concluded that the 3 wisemen did not arrive on the night of His birth, but, about 2 years later which is why Herod said to kill males 2 years and younger. We also celebrate the sabbath according to pagan Roman tradition, not what the 1st Century Christian’s practiced….Sabbath began Friday evening to Saturday evening, so we have the wrong as well.

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  • Andrew Adams

    When Jesus celebrated the passover in the upper room, did He not do it on the day appointed by the law? Would He not then be a law-breaker? Where does the Bible ever call the passover a “sabbath”? I haven’t found it after 65 years of daily reading of my Bible. Be careful what you insist on.

    • Phil

      Try John 19:31

      • Phil

        John 19:31 states that the day of the crucifixion is the “preparation” and the Jews did not want the bodies still hanging on the crosses the next day, which was the sabbath. The word “preparation” is used six times in the gospels as the translation of the Greek word “paraskeue”, which is still today the Greek word for Friday.

        • Phil

          Παρασκευή means preparation, and inasmuch as John 19:31 notices that that “sabbath day was an high day”, the preparation had to do with the Passover. The phrase distinguishes the weekly ordinance from the Special Sabbath of Pascha.

  • SRT

    I respect and appreciate all the attempts to expound on this subject, but, in the end, if you have confessed your sins to God, sought forgiveness, and believe that he was crucified and arose, does this truly matter?

    If the only purpose to this debate is to (perhaps) convince a doubting non-believer of the legitimacy of the resurrection, it is unlikely to sway them. Paul stated that we should not judge each other on when we honor the Sabbath (since Christ IS our Sabbath (rest)), so salvation is not at stake for the believers.

    While I do believe that the pagan aspects of Easter should be rejected by believers, I do not think that honoring Christ’s resurrection on Saturday or Sunday is important to God, as long as you DO honor the event.

    God bless you all.
    SRT

    • Worship, like holiness, is perfected in our seeking and acknowledging truth.Truth is not only important to God, He calls Himself the Truth. Therefore, when such truths are discernable in scripture, they are there as divine rewards for the diligent seeker who desires to honor God and to worship Him in truth, as well as “in spirit.”

      John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

      Truth matters.

      • SRT

        Thank you, William.

        For me, the most important truth is that Jesus died, was buried, and rose 3 days later…the fact that Jesus said so is all I need to know in order to believe….if the truth of when is not revealed to me before my time on this world ends, I rest assured that I will know ALL truth on the day I meet Him in Glory.

        God bless you all.
        SRT

        • True – “the most important truth is that Jesus died, was buried, and rose 3 days later”

          But all the other contributing “truths” or facts work together to defend and support that truth. For when any truth is taken out of its context it gives way for error to creep in, and any error no matter how slight will eventually result in a missing of the mark. That is why we are instructed to be diligent to present ourselves approved to God, workers who do not need to be ashamed, but rather rightly dividing the details in the Word of Truth that defend and support that “most important truth.”

          There was a reason God required the entrance of the tabernacle to face east, and though this may not be it absolutely, those entering in had their back to the rising of the sun and their face towards the altar (i.e., cross) and brazen laver (i.e., washing of the water of the word) and ultimately the Holy of Holies (intimate communion and worship of God in spirit and truth.)

          Otherwise religious people end up somewhere on Easter day facing the eastern sunrise and thinking they are worshipping in truth an event that actually took place at sunset, which is actually a polarized difference.

          Ezekiel 8:16 – And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

          Never allow the heart to minimize any detail or facet of biblical truth as inconsequential, for it may be the very screw that holds firmly together “the most important truth” whereby another might be convinced and ultimately be saved. For many seekers are spiritually assaulted with the discrepancies in Christendom as a tactic to persuade them the whole of the Gospel is itself a myth.

          For we know that even scripture teaches that “no lie (fallacy, misconception, myth, error, miscalculation, or misleading notion) is of the truth.” Such is why the wise man “digs deep,” and lays the foundation of his faith on a rock, (that most important truth) and builds his understanding line upon line, precept upon precept. They who minimize any part of God’s word may one day inadvertently “fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”

          Isaiah 28:9 – Whom shall He teach knowledge? and whom shall He make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this [rebellious] people. 12 To whom He said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: YET they would not hear. 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

          Stay blessable…

  • This is a new revelation for,i guess I had something at the back of my mind about the calculation interms of Jesus’ crucifixion and mis calculations regarding 3 nights & 3 days.

    I have clarity and I guess I have to go back and read my books.

  • How can Jesus have been in the tomb for 3 days & 3 nights if He died the Friday & arose the Sunday morning? Answer: Jesus was a sabbath observing Jew, He was not a christian like us. Their day starts at sunset (lunar or moon) and ends 24hrs later while our day starts at sunrise (solar, sun) or 6am. Jesus died at the 9th hour (3pm) which is still part of the last hours of a Jewish Thursday because 6pm Friday is a new day. According to Jewish law His body had to removed from the cross before the High Sabbath (Friday) starts 6pm. In Jewish customs, a part of any day is considered as a full day. So Jesus was in the grave (tomb) Thurs, Fri & Sat & arose on Sunday morning. 3 days 3 nights according to Jewish customs not to our calendar days etc. Sometime during that weekend period, maybe Saturday, He gave Satan one knockout punch & retook the keys of life & death from him, and arose the Sunday keys in hand and said I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, though u die, in me u will still live. He died on the FEAST of PASSOVER (Friday) but arose on Sunday THE FEAST OF FIRST-FRUITS being the FIRST to conquer DEATH & Hades. G L O R Y – J E S U S

    • dd

      Thank you for your simple and true response.

  • Herb Evans

    So, Jonah was in the whale’s belly only 3 parts of days as opposed to 3 days and 3 nights? — Herb Evans

  • dd

    Below is part of the Exultet, sung at the Easter Vigil, down through the centuries, by the Christians. It says Christ our Lord and Savior rose on “this night”. (At the Easter service, all the readings assume Christ is risen from the celebration is from the start of the service.) The witness of Paul is that he rose on the third day. All scripture must be reconciled to find the ultimate meaning, it is all the word of God.

    Still, the words of the Lord must be true in the Gospels, he did say he would be in the earth for 3 days. Have you considered the archeological evidence of the excavation of the house of the High Priest, at the time Caiphas, which has a pit to hold someone to go on trial? It is deeper in the earth than the tomb described in the Gospels as the one that entombed the Lord. I’ve been there. It is seen and described here:
    http://www.biblesearchers.com/yahshua/passovertrial/arrestinterrogation.shtml (not a Catholic site, it seems)

    Here is the timeline passed down to us and reflected in the Gospels:
    http://www.jesus.org/death-and-resurrection/holy-week-and-passion/a-time-line-of-the-passion-week.html
    (also not a Catholic site, as far as I can tell)

    Here is the section of the Exultet, the Easter praises, sung Holy Saturday evening, sung through the centuries by the Church:
    “It is truly right and just,
    with ardent love of mind and heart
    and with devoted service of our voice,
    to acclaim our God invisible, the almighty Father,
    and Jesus Christ, our Lord, his Son, his Only Begotten.

    Who for our sake paid Adam’s debt to the eternal Father,
    and, pouring out his own dear Blood,
    wiped clean the record of our ancient sinfulness.

    These, then, are the feasts of Passover,
    in which is slain the Lamb, the one true Lamb,
    whose Blood anoints the doorposts of believers.

    This is the night,
    when once you led our forebears, Israel’s children,
    from slavery in Egypt
    and made them pass dry-shod through the Red Sea.

    This is the night
    that with a pillar of fire
    banished the darkness of sin.

    This is the night
    that even now throughout the world,
    sets Christian believers apart from worldly vices
    and from the gloom of sin,
    leading them to grace
    and joining them to his holy ones.

    This is the night
    when Christ broke the prison-bars of death
    and rose victorious from the underworld.”

    It is sung the eve of Easter, similar to the song of thanksgiving and praise, the “Dayenu”, sung on the Eve of Passover itself by the Jews, as instructed in the Haggadah. We need to question when someone presents myths simply in order to discredit historical Christianity for his own convenience. It has led to dreadful division and persecution when we should be thanking God for His passion and resurrection. (Read the Dayenu and see how we should be thanking God. And we are the Christians?)

    PLEASE respond. Thanks and blessings.

  • Brandon

    Geoffrey Grider – You have written this article in a very religious spirit. It is quite arrogant of you to say that people who hold to a Friday Crucifixion aren’t real Bible believers. I appreciate your desire to be seeking truth, but your article is written in an arrogant tone.
    I have examined all the evidence backwards and frontwards, and there is so much more to the story than you include in this article, particularly astronomical data. There is much more reason to believe in a Friday Crucifixion than a Wednesday one. The absolute best and most exhaustive study on this can be found here:
    http://biblelight.net/pasover.htm

    • Well, when Jesus says that he would be in the heart of the earth for “three days and three nights”, and since Friday morning to Saturday night is, at most, a day and a half, I stand by my statement that people who hold to a Friday Crucifixion are not bible believers. The bible says 3, you say 1.5, then you are not, by your own statement, one who believes the bible.

    • Ok, these two passages are from the beginning of the site you given as “The absolute best and most exhaustive study on this.”

      Luke 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. [seventh day Saturday sabbath]
      Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week [Sunday], very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

      Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

      SO please explain to us all how “when the sabbath was past” these women “bought sweet spices” and then “prepared [the] spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.”

      Because the site you listed ignores it completely…..

      • Incase you miss like your site did, they bought, not brought the spices, meaning they purchased them after the Sabbath, then prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the Fourth Commandment

      • Phil

        “SO please explain to us all how “when the sabbath was past” these women “bought sweet spices” and then “prepared [the] spices and ointments”

        What you are saying is that they were out shopping for the burial spices after sundown on Saturday. This doesn’t work, and that is not what the text says:

        “And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.”

        It says they “had bought”. They were not in attendance when Joseph of Aramethea and Nicodemus attended His initial burial preparation. The strong case is that they left the scene, knowing that He was dead, and purchased the spices and ointments before the Passover began that night.

        • Speaking of things “that is not what the text says,” just where does it say “They were not in attendance when Joseph of Aramethea and Nicodemus attended His initial burial preparation?” Just when did they leave and miss the preparing of His body and then come back to see his burial?

          What about Matthew 27:59-61, “And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.”

          Or – Luke 23:55 – And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

          Or – Mark 15:46 – And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

          They hastily buried Jesus because sun was setting ushering in the 15th of Nissan.

          John 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

          For though Passover (the 14th of Nissan) was the day of slaughtering the lamb, it also the day of preparation during which the Jews removed of all leaven from the house for the following seven day Feast of the Unleaven Bread, of which day 1 was a High Day Sabbath as well as the 7th. These would have been the 15th and 21st of Nissan.

          Exodus 12:15 – Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

          Leviticus 23:5 – In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

          Matthew 27:62 – Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate.

          Luke 23:54 – And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.

          John 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

          John 19:31 – The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (FOR that Sabbath day was an HIGH DAY,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

          Therefore after the High Day Sabbath, the 15th of Nissan, the women went out and purchased the spices and prepared them and then rested the 17th day (or the weekly Sabbath according to the Fourth Commandment.)

          It is actually very simple… and completely scriptural.

        • Speaking of things “that is not what the text says,” just where does it say “They were not in attendance when Joseph of Aramethea and Nicodemus attended His initial burial preparation?” Just when did they leave and miss the preparing of His body and then come back to see his burial?

          What about Matthew 27:59-61, “And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.”

          Or – Luke 23:55 – And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

          Or – Mark 15:46 – And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

          They hastily buried Jesus because sun was setting ushering in the 15th of Nissan.

          John 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

          For though Passover (the 14th of Nissan) was the day of slaughtering the lamb, it also the day of preparation during which the Jews removed of all leaven from the house for the following seven day Feast of the Unleaven Bread, of which day 1 was a High Day Sabbath as well as the 7th. These would have been the 15th and 21st of Nissan.

          Exodus 12:15 – Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

          Leviticus 23:5 – In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

          Matthew 27:62 – Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate.

          Luke 23:54 – And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.

          John19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

          John 19:31 – The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (FOR that Sabbath day was an HIGH DAY,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

          Therefore after the High Day Sabbath, the 15th of Nissan, the women went out and purchased the spices and prepared them and then rested the 17th day (or the weekly Sabbath according to the Fourth Commandment.)

          It is actually very simple… and completely scriptural.

          • Phil

            “Just when did they leave and miss the preparing of His body and then come back to see his burial?”

            They didn’t leave. They were some distance away:

            Luke 23:
            46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
            47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
            48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
            49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
            ===
            “Therefore after the High Day Sabbath, the 15th of Nissan, the women went out and purchased the spices and prepared them and then rested the 17th day (or the weekly Sabbath according to the Fourth Commandment.)

            Luke’s account indicates that the women followed Joseph, and might not have been there when the Lord was placed in the tomb:

            52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
            53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
            54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
            55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

            You didn’t quite make it to verse 56 which tells us what the women did immediately after seeing how He had been placed in the tomb:

            56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

            They bought and prepared the spices before the High Day Sabbath.

    • Phil

      The biblelight.net outline says that:

      “This is the result of trying to use literal western thinking and applying it to the text, implying that there should be a full 72 hours between the crucifixion and the resurrection. But that is not the intent of the passage.”

      This is a nonsensical excuse. There is no regional, cultural, historical or scriptural way to dismiss the clear words that Jesus spoke concerning the time He would spend “in the heart of the earth”. His words do not require 72 hours at all. They do however demand at least partial or full daylight period hours, and partial or full nighttime period hours; 6 distinct segments of time. There is no reasonable way around His succinct wording.

      I accepted the Wednesday crucifixion for some 25 years, but about 8 years ago, after a careful reading of Mark’s account, I realized that this was wrong. It was very difficult to recognize that a Wednesday crucifixion does not allow enough time for everything that happened to occur. I defy anyone to list all those events leading up to His arrest, and squeeze them into Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. It is not possible.

  • Phil – I didn’t refer to Luke 23:56 (again) simply because I had mentioned it in my previous post and thought it unnecessary as it was already included in our discourse.

    Nevertheless, you stated, “They didn’t leave, They were some distance away.”

    Yes, but WHEN is it that the scriptures tell us they were “some distance away?” It was when Jesus was still alive on the cross, up to the His giving up the ghost. During that time the Holy Spirit via Luke makes three classes of people apparent in that passage:
    • The centurion, or Roman officer normally in charge of a hundred soldiers, some, if not many and all who would have been there with him as it appears he was in charge of the crucifixion.
    • “And all the people that came together to that sight,” which would have been the Jewish leaders and those that had been excited by them to demand Jesus crucifixion.
    • “And all His acquaintance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee…”

    Of course they would have “stood afar off, beholding these things,” for if they were persecuted and were crucifying Jesus, then surely His followers were marked as guilty of the same crimes and could be deemed worthy of the same end.

    However, once Jesus died and the darkness fell and the conviction of God fell upon the people for the scandalous and monstrous event that they had just demanded take place, “beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned” to their homes or places of gatherings. But that is not what it says about the women, they remained and as witnessed by verse 55, “followed after [Joseph and Nicodemus] and beheld the sepulchre, and HOW His body was laid” therein.

    At that time, the Jewish leaders and those they had excited being gone, there was no reason for the women to remain “afar off” and to assert so is to force into the text what is not written (a very unwise practice). But what is written is clearly that the women saw HOW the body was laid in the tomb and not just as Mark writes “where He was laid.”

    The women having seen “how his body was laid… returned [to their homes or places of gatherings], and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the Commandment.” Now if all we had was Luke’s account, we would have to acknowledge that the women did if fact “beheld… how His body was laid,” went their ways, prepared the spices and rest in obedience to the Fourth Commandment.

    But we have Leviticus as well which thoroughly explains to us Passover and the following seven days of Unleaven Bread: Passover being the day of slaughtering the lamb and also the day of “preparation” during which the Jews removed of all leaven from the house before day 1 of the Feast of Unleaven Bread on which there was to be “no servile work therein.” For that day was a high day.”

    Leviticus 23:7 – In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
    John 19:31 – The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was an high day….)

    Plus we have the account of Mark IN which you seemingly refused to acknowledge the clear chronology of, that it was “when the sabbath was past” that “Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices…” That agrees completely with Leviticus, for a seven day Feast of Unleaven Bread overlaying two seven day weeks would generate four Sabbaths in a fourteen day period; two “high day” Sabbaths according to the Lord’s appointed feasts day and the two weekly Sabbaths according to the Fourth Commandment.

    So, once more, could you please explain to us all how “when the sabbath was past” these women “bought sweet spices” and then “prepared [the] spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.”

  • Phil

    You’re breaking up Mark 16:1 and putting it back together to get a desired outcome, coveniently dropping the word “had”, which precedes the word “bought”. Luke makes it quite clear that the women left the tomb, and bought and prepared the spices before the High Sabbath began. If there was a day in between the first day of unleavened bread and the regular Sabbath, surely the women would have attempted to visit the grave and use the spices instead of going home and waiting for another Sabbath to pass. There is no scriptural hint of an extra day. The easiest conclusion is that two consecutive Sabbaths began at sundown after the crucifixion and ended 48 hours later.

  • Excuse me Phil, but you are mistaken, I did not drop the word “had.” For clarity here one of my paragraphs again –

    “Plus we have the account of Mark IN which you seemingly refused to acknowledge the clear chronology of, that it was “when the Sabbath was past” that “Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices…” That agrees completely with Leviticus, for a seven day Feast of Unleaven Bread overlaying two seven day weeks would generate four Sabbaths in a fourteen day period; two “high day” Sabbaths according to the Lord’s appointed feasts day and the two weekly Sabbaths according to the Fourth Commandment.”

    To be honest with you, it seems you are the one who is conveniently dropping the whole phrase “And when the Sabbath was past…” for it surely precedes purchasing the spices. How you can deny that mystifies me.

    Mark 16:1 – (when) And when the Sabbath was past, (who)Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, (what) had bought sweet spices, (why) that they might come and anoint Him.

    Nevertheless, if Mark (who is recounting what had transpired and not giving a live play by play narrative of events unfolding) had actually used the word “had” in the Greek, it would have been used appropriately. But we are reading a translation in which some of the translators provided “had” for clarity sake. Go check it out for yourself, it isn’t in the Greek and missing in most interlinears.

    Here is how some other translators presented it –

    1. (KJV) And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, HAD bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
    2. (NKJV) Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary [the mother] of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
    3. (MKJV) And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, [the mother] of James and Salome, HAD bought sweet spices so that they might come and anoint Him.
    4. (RSV) And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
    5. (ASV) And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.
    6. (BBE) And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, got spices, so that they might come and put them on him.
    7. (DBY) And the Sabbath being [now] past, Mary of Magdala, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, bought aromatic spices that they might come and embalm him.
    8. (YLT) And the Sabbath having past, Mary the Magdalene, and Mary of James, and Salome, bought spices, that having come, they may anoint him,
    9. (MNT) When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices in order to go and anoint him.
    10. (Oracl) When the Sabbath was past, Mary the Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices that they might embalm Jesus.
    11. (TCNT) When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought some spices, so that they might go and anoint the body of Jesus.
    12. (WEB) When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.
    13. (WNT) When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, in order to come and anoint His body.
    14.
    Of course, the issue concerning “had” is really irrelevant since “bought” is a past tense word itself…

    Concerning you comment “surely the women would have attempted to visit the grave and use the spices instead of going home and waiting for another Sabbath to pass,” the women and whole city understood that a garrison of Roman soldiers had been placed to guard the tomb because it was said Jesus would rise from the dead in three days. For that reason alone they would not have gone to the tomb, with or without the spices. What other grave site was being so heavily guarded? Such is why Matthew tells us that it was “In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.” The guards duty would nearing completion as it had been three days and as of yet nothing had transpired.

    However, please note how there is no mention of the spices, as they were going (as Matthew states) simply to visit and “SEE the sepulchre.” Surely if you are going to stress the past tense of the word “had” in your translation you can understand to meaning and limitations of the word “see.”

    “See” translated from the Greek word “theoreo” – to be a spectator of, i.e. discern, (literally, figuratively (experience) or intensively (acknowledge)):–behold, consider, look on, perceive, see.

    Nowhere in Matthew’s account can you substantiate the idea that on this visit that the women were taking the spices they bought to the tomb, as it is clearly it was still “in the end of the Sabbath” or Saturday evening sunset, and Mark’s account of another trip occurs “very early in the morning the first day of the week… at the rising of the sun.”

    Matthew speaks of an angel whose countenance was like lightning sitting upon the stone he rolled away from the door, while Mark only mentions a young man whom the women saw entering into the sepulchre sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment. Plus neither Matthew nor Mark records the women telling the disciples anything, for in Matthews account “when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city” and whether the women were intimidated or not we cannot say, but Mark states very clearly that “they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.”

    Luke however mentions that upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning with no mention of the rising of the sun, that there were two men that stood by them in shining garments. When the women went and told the disciples their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

    Yet John only speaks of Mary going alone early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher. She then goes and persuades Peter and John to come who believe her declaration that someone had stolen Jesus’ body. Only after they leave does she see two more angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. But at this point she is so perplexed she turns away from them only to see Jesus now who she supposes to be a gardener.

    Obviously, the Holy Spirit has parted the various details of Christ’s resurrection and the multiple trips to the tomb among the four authors of the Gospels, who went when, when they went, who was there, what was said and not said, and who believed what and who didn’t believe.

    I have already posted in previous replies a link to my article “Trips to the Tomb” with a weekly chart and can see no need to continue this discourse any longer if you remain unpersuaded.

    Stay blessable and hope to meet you on the other side.

    William

  • bibbloger

    Jeffrey,
    If Jesus really died on Wednesday, then he rose on the fifth day. And just because you say that counting three days from Friday is “Catholic” counting, this is just a cheap tactic to push your fallacious view (I mean, nobody wants to hold to a Catholic view, right?!)
    You see, it was a big Sabbath that Saturday because it was not only a Sabbath,
    but it was also a Passover Sabbath on April 4th AD33! (check it here: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/04/april-3-ad-33).
    Also, if Jesus died on Wednesday, then why didn’t Mary come to the grave on Friday, but waited another two days to prepare Jesus’ body for burial (Luke 23:55-56)? It would be just silly to skip Friday, because they knew that the body will stink a lot after it being in the grave from Wednesday-Sunday!
    Also, Matthew 27,63-64 we can see Jewish reckoning of the third day: Jesus said that He will raise “after three days” (v. 63) and then Pilate ordered for the grave to be guarded “until the third day” (v. 64) – and they were still there on Sunday morning (Matt 28:4)!
    Therefore, if you still want to keep your view, at least be kind enough to acknowledge that there are other views and that these views are not only supported by historical reckoning of time, but also by sincere and godly folks out there, and therefore it is not some conspiracy against our Lord as you and even more some of your readers are trying to sell!

    • “…and they were still there on Sunday morning (Matt 28:4)!”

      No, Matthew’s time is “in the end a of the Sabbath, as it dawn toward the first day of the week” which began at sundown. After the earthquake and the angel of the Lord rolled away the stone, the soldiers straightway “came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done, and when they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers saying, ‘Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.'”

      All that was done in the darkness of Sunday morning before sunrise when it was undoubtedly going to “come to the governor’s ears.”

  • The Bible speak of people who are ever learning ,yet they do not come to the truth. To get the exact day of the crucifixion may seem important to the interlectuals.Everyone can find scripture to bear out their belief by discarding some scriptures. Since all of this happen 2000 years ago and we cannot find all the evidence no matter how we try. BUT THE TRUTH IS THERE Jesus lived here on earth as “The son of Man and The Son of God”. His crufixion is parallel to The Exodus account of What they were to do prior to leaving Egypt. Other instructions are given in Exodus and Leviticus on observing the Days of unleaven Bread, and the Wave sheaf offering.All of these Jesus fulfilled. He was the Passover Lamb, and the Firstfruits offering. If you do not have faith in His death and resurrection , then you are lost. Knowing the exact day will not save anyone. Christians are not even commanded to keep the passover. 1 Cor11v23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
    24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
    25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
    26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
    27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
    28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
    The Lord,s Supper which Jesus instituted at the passover meal is what the believers in Christ are COMMANDED TO PARTICIPATE IN.

    • 1 Corinthians 10:17 “For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”

      By being true Christians, we partake of the bread, the body.

      To drink of a cup was a cultural idiom that meant to undergo a death. We are to die to our selves daily and drink of the cup of His sufferings. Meaning: when we speak Truth, we are rejected and ultimately crucified (not necessarily literally, but figuratively through the rejection, hatred, and vilification when the world (and most specifically professing Christians) hate our message. Try telling a professing Christian Christmas is pagan, or that Billy Graham is a wolf, or that God doesn’t love everyone. It wasn’t the heathens that crucified Christ, it was the conservative, Bible-believing religious folk.

      In so doing, we keep both.

  • This is the age of the knowledge-ablers.Every know and everyone beli eve he is right. @age 70 I have stop seeking to proud the unprovable. you can spend alot of time searching and researching and never prove anything. I accept that these things happen by faith in the WORD OF GOD. The word tell us Without “Faith “it is impossilbe to please GOD. THe jews did not the language of Hebrew written in Genesis there fore they made their own..Jesus who was there at creation spoke with his own lips, three days and three nights. If all your arguments are true for a friday Crucifixion, then you have to agree that the Catholics are correct.
    You also have to agree that Jesus did not understand timme as recorded in Genesis. Therefore the Genesis account cannot be the same time as recorded. Therefore it is not literal but figurative.
    Now I am going to give you all ssomething to thing about. Rev13v8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. So Jesus knew the exact day He would be crucified before he came to earth. The Jews and Romans including Judas could not have done otherwise. It was all pre-ordained or predestinated. Notice Jesus did not name a day because the days had no names. the month was counted from 1-28 or 30 according to the rising of the moon. In counting a day you have to start at the evening sunset which precede the sunlight period. Nisan 14 sunset is the start of the 14th day. When were the sacrifices for passover killed??????? Not on the daylight of the 13th . So the lamb was roasted and eaten on the sunset part of the 14 between the start of the 15th. The 15th is a Holy Day beginning at sunset,so the passover meal went into the beginning of the 15th which is aa Sabbath not the weekly seventh day. No work was permitted on the 15th but work was allowed on the 16th. The preparation day could be the 14th since the 15th began the High sabbath. Ex12v6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. This is the daylighht part of the 14th .It is also the period between the evening of the 14 ending and the evening of the 15th beginning. Passover meal should be eaten on the evening of the 14th and not the night of the 15th. The 16th is a working day. Which would be the second day of unleaven bread. So forget about the names of the days and you will have no problem .Lev23v5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. EBD NTB SBD TTT
    6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. EBD NTB SBD TTT
    7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. EBD NTB SBD
    8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein
    .An offering had to be made on the 15th so the people had to prepare on the 14 for the passover and the High day of unleaven bread. So the preparation day spoken of had to be this day 14th.
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  • If those who insist that the crucifixion was a friday would discard the name of the days they would come to a different conclusion. A week has seven days. Nisan 14 was the 14th day of the Month.Nisan 14 is preceded by the 13th. The sunset of the 13th end that day and the 14th begin. Passover meal according to Exodus was eaten at the ending of the 14th.Jesus did not eat the passover on the 13th evening going into the sunset and beginning of the 14th The lamb had to be killed on the daylight period of the 14th Roasting had to be done .So the crucifixon was on the daylight partof the 14th. The day of preparation was not the 15th The High day is the day after passover See Lev 23v5-8 The 15th is a Holy Day and a sabbath since you are forbidden to do servile work. This is the high sabbath .So when is the preparation day ?it must follow the high day and is a day before the weekly sabbath. The bible say there was a day which is called the preparation day .This day comes before the sabbath. This would allow the women to go and buy spices to rap the body of Jesus in. So do some homework and you will see that 72 hours ending from on the the evening of the sabbath. was the likely time of the resurrection.
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  • Read Jeremiah 30 and you will see what God has plan for Israel. Biblical Israel and the Nation of Israel today are not the same. Where are the Lost 10 tribes.There is a time coming which is referred to as Jacob’s trouble.,this is speaking to all Israel including the lost tribes. Read Rev12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: JDC EBD NTB TTT
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    Apparently, a slipstream of liberated souls detoured through Jerusalem as witnesses to this great Exodus. They could testify that the Lord Jesus Christ spoke awesome truth when He declared that “It is finished”.

    Another Exodus is coming. Another gathering, another irresistible, unstoppable rescue event. When His bride is complete and ready to adorn, He will, once again, do all things well.

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