What Day Did Jesus Rose From The Dead?

What happened to Jesus after He rose from the dead

Here’s everything you need to know: In the days before He died on the cross for our sins, Jesus told His disciples that, despite the fact that His body would be put to death, He would rise from the tomb three days later.Indeed, three days after Jesus’ death, a friend named Mary paid a visit to the gravesite where He had been laid to rest.Instead of discovering Jesus dead and buried in His tomb, she realized that the tomb was empty.Later, she discovered that Jesus was out and about!He even made eye contact with her.Others began to arrive at the site where Jesus had been buried shortly after.

  • Peter and John, two of Jesus’ followers, entered the empty tomb and discovered that Jesus had not been there when they arrived.
  • Death was powerless to hold Jesus hostage!
  • Over the course of the following 40 days, Jesus paid visits to His companions.
  • He had a conversation with them.
  • He ate supper with them that night.

According to the Apostle Paul, there were approximately five hundred persons who witnessed the risen Lord.Amazing!After the 40 days had passed, Jesus was in the midst of a conversation with His disciples when He abruptly ascended into heaven.When the disciples were staring up into the sky, wondering where Jesus had gone, two angels appeared and informed them that Jesus had ascended into heaven and would return for His people one day.The time has not yet arrived for Jesus to return, but in the meanwhile, Jesus is making preparations for all those who believe in Him to be received into paradise!

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  3. Truth According to the Bible ″It was a very early morning on the first day of the week, and I was alone.″ The spices that the ladies had prepared were taken by the males.
  4. They then proceeded to the tomb.
  5. They discovered that the stone had been rolled away from it.
  6. When they entered the tomb, they were disappointed to discover that the body of the Lord Jesus had not been found.

They were perplexed as to why this happened.Suddenly, two guys dressed in garments that shone like lightning appeared near them.The women were frightened to death.They bent their heads to the ground, their faces to the earth.

  1. The guys then questioned them, saying, ‘Why are you looking for the living amid the dead?
  2. Jesus does not appear to be present!
  3. He has resurrected from the dead!
  4. Remember how he assured you that he would rise?
  5. He did it while he was still with you in Galilee,’″ says Luke in verses 1–6.
  • ″While the disciples were still debating this, Jesus appeared among them and spoke with them directly.
  • ″ ‘May peace be with you!’ he said.
  • They were taken completely by surprise and horrified.
  • In Luke 24:36–37, the disciples thought they were witnessing a ghost.
  • Jesus was carried up to heaven shortly after he spoke these words.
  1. They stood and watched till a cloud obscured his view of them.
  2. They were staring up at the sky the entire time he was ascending.
  3. Suddenly, two men clad in white walked up to them and stood next to them.
  4. The men of Galilee questioned them, ‘Why are you standing here staring up at the sky?’ Jesus has been taken away from you and is now in the presence of the Father in heaven.
  • ″However, he will return in the same manner in which you witnessed him go.″ (See Acts 1:9–11 for further information.)

Baltimore Catechism: On What Day Did Jesus Christ Rise From the Dead?

I’m wondering what day Jesus Christ rose from the grave was. Over the years, this seemingly basic topic has been the source of much heated discussion. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of those debates and send you in the direction of other information.

What Does the Baltimore Catechism Say?

When it comes to question and answer 89 of the Baltimore Catechism, which can be found in Lesson Seventh of the First Communion Edition and Lesson Eighth of the Confirmation Edition, it is best described as follows: When did Christ rise from the grave, and what day did it happen?Answer: Christ resurrected from the grave, beautiful and everlasting, on Easter Sunday, the third day after His death, on the third day after His death.Isn’t it straightforward?On the Feast of the Resurrection, Jesus resurrected from the grave.For example, why do we refer to the day Christ rose from the grave as Easter and what does it mean when we say that it is ″the third day after His death″ imply?

Why Easter?

Easter is derived from Eastre, which is the Anglo-Saxon name for the Teutonic goddess of spring and the origin of the word Easter.Due to the fact that the Church celebrated Christ’s Resurrection in the early spring when Christianity first expanded to the Northern tribes of Europe, the term for the season was attached to the most important of celebrations as Christianity spread around the world.(In the Eastern Church, where the impact of Germanic tribes was minimal, the day of Christ’s Resurrection is referred to as Pascha, which is derived from the Hebrew word for Passover, Pasch.)

When Is Easter?

Is Easter celebrated on a particular day, such as New Year’s Day or the Fourth of July?The fact that the Baltimore Catechism refers to Easter Sunday as the first hint provides the first piece of evidence.As we all know, the first of January and the Fourth of July (as well as Christmas, December 25) can fall on any day of the week.Easter, on the other hand, usually happens on a Sunday, which informs us that it is a very important holiday.Due to the fact that Jesus resurrected from the grave on a Sunday, Easter is always celebrated on a Sunday.But, rather than celebrating His Resurrection on the anniversary of the date on which it occurred—much as we always celebrate our birthdays on the same day of the week rather than the same day of the week—why not celebrate His Resurrection on the anniversary of the date on which it occurred?

  • This was a cause of tremendous debate in the early Church, and it continues to be so today.
  • The majority of Christians in the East did, in fact, observe Easter on the same day every year: the 14th of Nisan, the first month of the Jewish holy calendar, on the 14th of Nisan.
  • In Rome, on the other hand, the significance of the day on which Christ rose from the grave was seen as more significant than the precise date.
  • Sunday was the first day of Creation, and Christ’s Resurrection marked the beginning of a new Creation—the rebuilding of the world that had been harmed by the original sin of Adam and Eve—and the beginning of the new Creation.
  • To commemorate this event in the Roman Catholic calendar, and the Church throughout the Western world in general, celebrated Easter on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is defined as the full moon that occurs either before, during, or immediately after the vernal (spring) equinox.

At the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection, the 14th day of Nisan was the full moon known as the Paschal Full Moon.Since then, since the Council of Nicaea in 325, the entire Church has followed this formula, which explains why Easter always occurs on a Sunday and why the date varies year after year.

How Is Easter the Third Day After Jesus’ Death?

There is one anomaly, however: if Jesus died on a Friday and rose from the dead on a Sunday, how is it that Easter is celebrated on the third day following Jesus’ death?Saturday and Sunday are only two days apart, correct?Yes and no, to be honest.Today, we typically keep track of our days in this manner.However, this was not always the case (and continues to be the case in some societies).The Church’s liturgical calendar carries on the previous tradition in a new light.

  • For example, we claim that Pentecost is 50 days after Easter, despite the fact that it is the seventh Sunday following Easter Sunday, and seven times seven equals just 49 days after Easter.
  • By incorporating Easter itself, we get the magic number of 50.
  • As an example, when we declare that Christ ″raised again on the third day,″ we count Good Friday (the day of His death) as the first day, Holy Saturday as the second day and Easter Sunday (the day Jesus rose from the grave) as the third day.

The Day Jesus died and rose

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WHAT DAY DID JESUS DIE? Jesus referred to the prophet Jonah, just as he was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so would He be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matt. 12:39-40; Luke 11:30. On another occasion, Jesus stated that He would destroy the temple, and He would raise it again in three days – John 2:19. (This is referring to His body, as his body became the living temple/tabernacle on earth). Matt 27:62-64: �Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.� Mark 15:42-44: �Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time.� This means it was Friday afternoon since the Sabbath day begins at sundown. Luke 23:54-56: �That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near. And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid.  Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.� Talmud states he died on the eve of the Sabbath, because he practiced sorcery and took them from their God. Mk.14:12 says on the first day of the Unleaven Bread when they sacrificed the Passover. John 19:31-33: �Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.� A high Sabbath was one that landed on a feast day. The Gospels  of Mark, Luke and John all make it clear that Jesus’ burial occurred shortly after His death on the day of �preparation� (Friday) before the Sabbath (Saturday), and ends at the sunset of each day. Mark 15:37-47; Luke 23:53-56; John 19:31. In order for Jesus to have been buried just before the Sabbath (Saturday), Jesus’ crucifixion could only have occurred on Friday. The Bible is clear that Jesus was crucified on the Passover, Friday, then buried later that (Friday) afternoon or evening before the Sabbath  (Saturday) began, and then rose from the dead the first day of the week (Sunday).  How could there be a fulfillment of Jesus’ prediction that He would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth? What exactly does this mean? 3- literal 24- hour days or a statement related to a certain time period. In Old Testament the expression �one day and one night� was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day. The Jewish reference to this period as three days and three nights is strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. Evening and morning, or night and day, is the Hebrew phrase for a natural day. It was a maxim among the  Jews in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received or computed as the whole. Christ was dead at three o�clock on Friday, they had before six o�clock, three hours to bury Him. After going through the red tape with the Romans it took less than an hour. The Jewish reckoning of time is found in the Jewish Talmud and the Babylonian Jerusalem Talmud (the commentaries of the Jews), said any part, an �onan�, any part of the day is considered a full day. On Friday before six o’clock by Jewish reckoning, any minute was considered one day and one night. From Friday night at six o’clock to Saturday at six o’clock, was another day and another night. From Saturday night to Sunday was a third day. Thus, Jesus was in the grave part of Friday (a whole �natural day�), through all of Saturday (the second day), and from Saturday at sunset a part of Sunday (the third day). Thus, it is likely that the part of the day (Friday) on which Jesus was crucified, the entire day He was in the grave (Saturday), and the part of the day on which He rose again (Sunday), estimated as entire days. The concept of three days would be an idiom, not necessarily meaning 3 full 24- hour periods. Genesis 42:17 shows us this idiomatic usage was common in their culture. Joseph had his brothers imprisoned for three days; in v.18, he speaks to them and releases them, on the third day. I Samuel 30:12, 13: �For he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights,� and in the next verse, �My master left me behind� three days ago.� There are other instances in the Bible in which part of a day is viewed as constituting a whole. For example, the same quantity of time referred to in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection as three days and three nights, which in reality was only one whole day, a part of two others, and two whole nights, is termed three days and three nights in the book of Esther. Compare Esther 4:16 (�Go.neither eat nor drink three days, night or day.. . and so will I go in unto the king�), with Esther 5:1 (�On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall�) this is also found in 2 Chr.10:5, 12; Gen. 42:17-18; 1 Kings 20:29; Luke 2:21. The Jews were aware of Jesus’ prophecy. Matt. 27:63. The fact that the Jews asked that a command be given that the sepulcher be made secure �until the third day� showed that when the Jews spoke of �three days,� Matt. 27:64, they did not of necessity mean three �whole (24) days,� but parts of three days, as was the case of Jesus’ lying dead in the grave. While this is debated the evidence for which day He rose is absolutely clarified in Scripture. WHAT DAY DID JESUS RISE? Matt. 28:1-2: �Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.� The first day of the week is Sunday according to Judaism, according to the New Testament since Saturday is the 7th day. Mark 16:1-4: �Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, �Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?� But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away- for it was very large.� Luke 24:1: �Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.� John 20:1 �On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.� �Just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish so will the Son of man be in the heart of the earth.� This is a statement of nature and fact not of time. In rebuttal to the Pharisees not believing his miracles only one last one will be given the resurrection. He�s expressing that he will die giving Jonah as a pre-type of his death and resurrection. It was an idiom used for what He would do. How do we know this? All one has to do is read the eyewitness accounts which verify what was meant. Luke 24:21-23 �But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this,today is the third day since these things happened. �Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.� Jesus has twice appeared to people none of which were the apostles but disciples. Cleopas and the other disciple had disbelieved the two reports already given of the resurrection. It is now the third day since all these things have occurred. If he was in three 24 hour periods it would have read the 4th day. The scripture is absolutely clear in the eyewitness testimonies on this. Jesus himself said he would rise ON the third day more than he used this one statement of Jonah. The testimony of Paul who refers to the scriptures as his validation. 1 Cor. 15:3-4: � For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures and that he was buried and that He rose again the the third day according to the Scriptures.�  The third day. If it was 3 full 24-hours Paul would have said after the third day or more precisely the fourth day. Paul is not preaching another gospel nor taking liberty in interpreting the event, he is speaking according to the Scripture and the facts. Jesus also made it clear from his own mouth, �Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.�He was speaking of the temple of His body� (John 2:19�21). There it is! Peter in the book of Acts declares to the Jewish brethren (Acts10:39-40) �And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. �Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly. � Notice the apostles are very specific what day Jesus rose on and the apostles offered Jesus ‘post resurrection appearances as �many convincing proofs� (Acts 1:3). The Resurrection was the catalyst for their powerful fearless preaching of Christ as the Son of God (Acts. 2:22-36; 4:2,10; 13:32-41; 17:1-4,22-31). He rose just as He said he would- on the3rd day. So whatever Jesus meant by using Jonah is clarified by the apostles and the very act of the resurrection. THE TIME OF THE CRUCIFIXION Is there a contradiction between Mark�s account and John�s of the timing of Jesus’ death? Darkness was over the land Lk.23:44, Now it was the 6th hour (12:00) and there was darkness over all the earth until the 9th hr. (3:00) Mk.15:33 and Mt.27:45 state the same thing. Mk.15:25: �Now it was the 3rd hour and they crucified him.� John 19:14: �It was about the 6th hour he was on trial.� Mark in his text tells us the crucifixion took place on the 3rd hour using the Jewish reckoning of time, which means around 9 AM in the morning. The Jews measured time by breaking the day into 12 hours twice, with an additional 4 watches in each 12 hour period. The new day in Jewish time began at sunset and the morning began at sun up approx.6 AM. The apparent contradiction with John�s writing can be easily solved through the centuries of time. It would be hard to accept that John with the other Gospels written over a period of 20 years together, wrote his last with a span of 30 more years later would introduce an independent reckoning of his own. And not taking into account what was already handwritten and bring confusion in the records. What we need to understand is that John is writing from Asia Minor at least 30 years after the events transpired 70-95 A.D. When John wrote his Gospel the Jewish temple was destroyed and the nation was scattered. So everyone was now under Roman influence, whereas before they existed partly under Rome still functioning as Israel. So when he wrote there was no more Jewish standard of time only Roman. So John used the official Roman mode of computing time. The 6th hour would be 6 AM as they counted the day from 12 midnight as we still do today. This would coincide exactly with the other writers who used the Jewish reckoning of time. The trial was early in the morning and the crucifixion approximately began at 9:00 in the morning lasting until 3 in the afternoon. So John consistently used Roman time while the other Gospel writers use the Jewish standard. Therefore there is no conflict in the accounts.
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When Did Jesus Die? The Year, Day & Time

There has been much speculation concerning the day and year of Christ’s crucifixion and death, owing to the absence of clear day-to-day linkage in the stories of the four Gospels.We know that Jesus died on Preparation Day because it is mentioned in each of the four Gospel narratives.But was it a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday when that happened?In addition, what hour did Jesus die?There has even been discussion over the year in which he passed away.To figure out the day of Jesus’ death on the cross, we must piece together the evidence from his four Gospels and our understanding of his historical period and cultural context.

Cultural Information to Keep in Mind

1.The gospel writers were more concerned with depicting Jesus as a person than they were with the precise chronology of his appearance.Dates have become increasingly important in today’s environment in order to provide proper news coverage.However, the Gospel authors were more concerned with the events themselves than they were with the precise date of the occurrences.They were attempting to introduce Jesus to a variety of audiences rather than providing a thorough biography.It was the day before the Sabbath that was designated as the Day of Preparation.

  • Each of the four Gospel narratives of Jesus’ death and burial mentions the Day of Preparation as a day of preparation.
  • This is the day on which Jews prepared meals and completed all of the tasks that were prohibited from being completed on the Sabbath but that still needed to be completed.
  • Because Jews were required to refrain from working on the Sabbath at this time, Jesus’ companions made certain that he was buried before the Sabbath began on Friday at sunset.
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What the Gospels Say about Jesus’ Burial

The Gospel of Matthew contains the most detailed account of Jesus’ death and burial (Matthew 27:31-62).In this tale, we learn about Joseph, a wealthy man from Arimathea who ″had himself become a follower of Jesus,″ according to the text (Matthew 27:57b).In Matthew 27:58-61, Joseph is said to have requested Pilate for permission to bury Jesus’ body.This is according to tradition.Later in Matthew 27:62, we find out that Joseph was successful in carrying out his plan on Preparation Day: ″The next day, the day after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.″ On Preparation Day, according to Mark’s account, Joseph buried his son Jesus.In other words, ″it was Preparation Day″ (i.e., the day before the Sabbath).

  • (Matthew 15:42 a.) … Joseph then went out and got some linen material, carried the corpse down and covered it in the linen before putting it in a tomb that he had dug out the rock.
  • And he proceeded to roll a large stone against the tomb’s entrance″ (Mark 15:46).
  • Jesus’ death on the Day of Preparation is confirmed by the Gospels of Luke and John: ″Then he carried it down, covered it in linen cloth, and buried it in a tomb carved into the rock, in which no one had yet been lain.″ It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was just around the corner″ (Luke 23:54).
  • The tomb was nearby, so they put Jesus there because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and because it was close by (John 19:42).

What Day Did Jesus Die? Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?

  • Over the years, academics have developed a variety of hypotheses about what occurred during the days of the week preceding up to Jesus’ death on the cross. These versions each offer a different day for Christ’s death, such as Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Wednesday The fact that Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday permits for Him to have been buried for three full days and nights
  • nevertheless, this also means that He resurrected on the fourth day. Furthermore, the Triumphal Entry would have taken place on Saturday, which was a day of Sabbath rest
  • Thursday was a working day. With a Thursday crucifixion, the Triumphal Entry is moved to Sunday, which makes more sense and removes the necessity for a ″quiet day″ (a day during the Passion Week when no events were recorded). However, we do know that the Pharisees rushed to put Jesus in the tomb on The Day of Preparation (John 19:34-42), which was Friday, and before the Sabbath began at nightfall (the Jews measured days from nightfall to nightfall).
  • Friday was the Day of Preparation, which was Friday and before the Sabbath began at nightfall. Upon closer examination of the facts, we find that Friday is the most consistent with the Gospel narratives and the historical context. According to the New Testament, Jesus rose from the grave on the third day—not necessarily after three complete, literal days—and was buried on the third day (e.g., Matthew 16:21
  • Acts 10:40). As previously stated, Jesus had to be hustled inside the tomb on the day of preparation because of the crowds. In contrast to a Friday crucifixion, which would demand a ″quiet day″ (most likely Wednesday), this day gives the Sanhedrin the opportunity to make plans for Jesus’s arrest and following trials. As a result, the day is just ″quiet″ since we haven’t documented anything significant

What Time Did Jesus Die?

According to Matthew Henry’s interpretation, Jesus was nailed to the crucifixion between the third and sixth hours, which corresponds between nine and twelve o’clock in the morning.After then, he died shortly after the ninth hour, which was sometime between three and four o’clock in the afternoon.Commensurate with the aforementioned practice, the Jews throughout the time of Christ measured days from dusk to nightfall.So Bible scholars may convert the Matthew 27:46 KJV, which reads ″ninth hour,″ into the Matthew 27:46 NIV, which reads ″three o’clock in the afternoon,″ as a result of this.

Timing of Jesus Death in Mark, Luke, and John

  • Mark 15:33:34, 37, 38, 39 ″At midday, darkness descended across the entire region, lasting until three o’clock in the afternoon. Also, about three o’clock in the afternoon, Jesus said, ″Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?″ in an obnoxiously loud voice. (which translates as ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?’). ″Jesus breathed his last with a piercing scream.″
  • Matthew 23:44-46 Because the sun had ceased shining, it was now around midday, and darkness fell over the entire region until three o’clock that afternoon. And the temple’s curtain was split in two by the earthquake. I put my spirit into your hands,’ Jesus said with a resounding voice, calling out to the Father. At the moment he stated this, he exhaled his final breath.″ (See also John 19:14-16.) ‘It was around midday on the day of Preparation of the Passover,’ I recalled. ‘Your king has arrived,’ Pilate said to the Jews. They, on the other hand, cried out, ″Take him away!″ Take him away from me! ‘Put him to death!’ ‘Do you want me to crucify your king?’ Pilate was the one who inquired. ‘We do not have a monarch other than Caesar,’ the leading priests responded. Eventually, Pilate gave him over to them, and they crucified him.”

What Year Did Jesus Die?

During this video, Doug Bookman, a New Testament professor at Shepherds Theological Seminary, shows why biblical academics have reached an agreement about the year Jesus died.″It all boils down to this…Pilate served as prefect of Judea and Samaria from 26 A.D.to 36 A.D., according to the evidence we have.So that’s our view out the window.The following question is: On what day of the week did Passover occur during the year that Jesus died?

  • In the opinion of the majority, it occurred on Thursday or Friday.
  • From nightfall on Thursday till sundown on Friday, the event was taking place every day.
  • Given all of this, the vast majority of researchers will agree that it leads to one of two conclusions: ” Theory 1: Jesus died about the year 30 A.D.
  • Theory 2: Jesus died around the year 33 A.D.
  • ″At this point, the argument becomes pretty technical,″ says Bookman of the situation.

″With regard to every one of the chronological questions, there is a case to be formed on both sides of the argument,″ he continues.I am convinced that the year 33 A.D.″I teach the life of Jesus within the framework of that structure.″

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3 Significant Events Shortly After Jesus’ Death

Matthew 27:51-54, Matthew 27:51-54 In that instant, the temple’s curtain was ripped in half from top to bottom.The ground trembled, the rocks cracked, and the tombs burst into flames.Many pious persons who had died were brought back to life by the power of the Holy Spirit.They emerged from the graves following Jesus’ resurrection and proceeded to the holy city, where they appeared to a large number of people.They were startled and cried, ″Surely he was the Son of God!″ when the centurion and others with him who were guarding Jesus witnessed the earthquake and everything that had transpired.1.

  • The temple curtain had been ripped in half.
  • This curtain divided the temple’s worshipers from the Ark of the Covenant and its apex – the Mercy seat – where God would only meet with the High Priest once a year to accept an atonement sacrifice on the High Priest’s behalf.
  • We know from the laws of the Old Testament that entering God’s presence was a severe matter.
  • Following the deaths of two men who attempted to approach the Lord in the wrong manner, the Lord provided Moses detailed instructions in Leviticus 16 on how to approach him without dying.
  • The fact that this curtain was destroyed represented the completion of Jesus Christ’s accomplished work on the cross, which eliminated the barrier between sinful humans and holy God by becoming the ultimate High Priest and the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of all people.

Furthermore, the fact that the curtain was torn ″from top to bottom″ represented that it had been torn by God himself, rather than by the efforts of any man or woman.2.An earthquake unsealed tombs, allowing deceased saints to be resurrected from their graves.John Gill’s remark on the event states that ″this was a demonstration of Christ’s authority over death and the tomb.″ When Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his death, he demonstrated that he had destroyed both the power of death and the permanence of the grave.″These saints, I believe, remained on earth until our Lord’s ascension, and then, joining the entourage of angels, gloriously ascended with him to heaven, as trophies of his victory over sin, Satan, death, and the tomb,″ Gill added.

  1. In addition to its grandiose claims, this event is noteworthy because it is a narrative predicting Christ’s second coming to collect the remainder of his people.
  2. According to Matthew, this incident also fulfills a prophesy found in Isaiah 26:19, which reads, ″But your dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise— let those who dwell in the dust awaken and cry for joy— your dew is like the dew of the dawn; the earth will give birth to her dead.
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  4. Jesus is brought back to life from the dead.
  5. This paragraph in Matthew glosses over such a remarkable occurrence, but Christ’s resurrection is told in greater detail in Matthew 28, which is the book of Matthew (as well as in Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20).
  6. Photograph courtesy of Joshua Earle via Unsplash.

When Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? – Bibleline Ministries

The tradition of a resurrection on Sunday morning is still very much alive and well in contemporary Christianity.The majority of people envision a resurrection on a Sunday morning.The Sunrise services, after all, appear to indicate that this is the time when Christ emerged from the dead.″For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth,″ Jesus remarked in Matthew 12:40.″Three days and three nights″ translates to seventy-two hours in this context.

In John 11:9, Jesus provided a definition for the duration of a day.″Doesn’t a day have twelve hours?″ Our Lord inquired of the disciples.So, if there are twelve hours in a day, there are also twelve hours in a night, correct?As a result, three days and three nights would equal 72 hours in total.

Assuming that Jesus was laid to rest at dusk as the Scriptures state, For example, in Luke 23:54 it says, ″And on that day there was preparation, and the Sabbath (the Passover Sabbath occurred on Thursday that week) came near.″ Then it had to be seventy-two hours later, at dusk, for His resurrection to take place.If you believe in a resurrection on Sunday morning, then Christ remained in the tomb for three days and four nights after his death.It was not three days and three nights as Jesus had predicted it would be.You’ve probably pondered how it was possible for Jesus Christ to be executed on Friday and then raised on Sunday after being buried for three days.

  1. But that’s just not doable!
  2. Three days cannot be squeezed into the span of two days between Friday and Sunday.
  3. It is not conceivable, under any circumstances, to compress the time span from Friday evening to Sunday morning into ″three days and three nights.″ We believe that Jesus Christ died on the third day of the week.
  4. We do not think that Jesus died on Friday as other people believe.
  5. In Matthew 12:40, Christ He prophesied of His death, burial, and resurrection, and we should take note of that prophecy.

In the same way that Jonas spent three days and three nights in the belly of a whale, so will the Son of Man spend three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (Matthew 12:40).″ ″Three days and three nights″ translates to seventy-two hours in this context.In John 11:9, Jesus provided a definition for the duration of a day.″Doesn’t a day have twelve hours?″ Our Lord inquired of the disciples.So, if there are twelve hours in a day, there are also twelve hours in a night, as the saying goes.

As a result, three days and three nights would equal 72 hours in total.Anything less than 72 hours would not be sufficient to fulfill the prophesy of Jonah or the teachings of Jesus Christ on the subject.It’s possible that you’re asking why the great majority of Christians accept Christ’s burial from Friday through Sunday, even if it’s incorrect.Tradition is the only explanation that can be provided in this situation.In Colossians 2:8, Paul warns, ″Beware that any one corrupt you through philosophy and false trickery, following after the tradition of mankind, following after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.″ According to this tradition, the Bible does not teach anything like this.In addition, Ash Wednesday and Lent are not mentioned in the Bible.

Even the word ″Easter″ is derived from paganism and does not appear in the Bible.It is true that the word ″Easter″ appears in Acts 12:4 in the King James Version, but it is a mistranslation.Easter is derived from the term ″Ish-tar,″ which is the same as Ashtaroth, a pagan deity who is celebrated on Easter Sunday.We commemorate Christ’s resurrection from the grave for the second time.The proponents of the Good Friday custom claim that Christ was buried over a period of three days and nights, which helps to explain the ritual.

  1. For the purposes of clarification, Christ was laid to rest for a portion of Friday, a portion of Saturday, and a portion of Sunday.
  2. ″Didn’t the Jews consider a part of a day to be a complete day, or a part of a night to be a whole night?″ some people may wonder.
  3. It is usually understood in the Hebrew Scriptures that when the expressions ″day and night″ are used together, it refers to a complete day and a full night together.
  • Consider the following examples: ″And the evening and the morning were the first day (Genesis 1:8),″ ″And the evening and the morning were the second day (Genesis 1:13),″ and so on.
  • Similarly, ″And the evening and the morning were the third day (Genesis 1:13).″ Some such instances include Esther 4:16; 5:1; II Samuel 30:12-13, and Jonah 1:17, all of which contain the phrase ″three days and three nights,″ and in each instance, the phrase refers to the length of three days and three nights — not the length of a single day and the length of a single night.
  • Let us explore what the scriptures have to say about this as we examine an example from the life of Christ.
  • ″And when he had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry,″ according to the Bible (Matthew 4:2), ″but he did not ask for anything.″ Jesus went without food for forty days and forty nights.
  • If we believe, as some do, that ″three days and three nights″ does not mean ″three days and three nights,″ we must also believe that ″forty days and forty nights″ does not mean ″forty days and forty nights.″ If we believe, as some do, that ″three days and three nights″ does not mean ″three days and three nights,″ we must also believe that ″three days and three nights″ does not mean ″three days and three nights.″ Where do we draw the line?
  • Do we truly mean it when we state that we can’t be certain of anything?
  • Without a doubt, this is not the case!
  • We think that the Bible is to be taken literally.
  • Verse like John 19:31, for example, have contributed to some of the misunderstanding.
  • The Bible adds that the Jews, because it was the preparation for the bodies not to remain on the cross on the Sabbath day (because it was a holy day), begged Pilate to have their legs broken and to have them removed off the cross.
  • According to John 19:31, the Sabbath is not the ordinary Saturday Sabbath.
  • Passover, which fell on Thursday of the crucifixion week, was commemorated with this celebration.
  • Take note of what John 19:31 says: ″For that Sabbath day was a holy day to the Lord.″ If it were referring to the Saturday Sabbath, Christ would have been killed on Friday, rather than Saturday.
  • Every one of the feast days that God provided to Israel were regarded Sabbaths, even if they did not fall on a Saturday.
  • In accordance with Jewish tradition, Jesus was crucified on the Wednesday before the Sabbath (the Passover Sabbath), which fell on Thursday.

And what time of day did Jesus die, specifically?The time was approximately three o’clock in the afternoon on Wednesday.Furthermore, it was around the sixth hour, and there was complete darkness over the entire world until the ninth hour.’Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit,’ Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and then he breathed his last (Luke 23:44-46).

When it states the ninth hour, it is referring to the ninth hour since the beginning of the day’s activities.So it was three o’clock in the afternoon, to put it another way.Jesus was nailed on the cross and buried the same day, before nightfall or 6:00 p.m., according to the Jewish calendar.Now, keep in mind that the Jewish day always begins at sundown, which is around 6:oo p.m.

However, the Jewish day began at sunset, not at midnight as it does in our time zone.As recorded in Leviticus 23:32, the Lord instructed Israel to observe the Sabbath ″from evening to evening.″ According to the biblical timeline, Jesus was in the tomb from late Wednesday afternoon at around 6:00 p.m.until late Saturday evening at around 6:00 p.m.If you count 72 hours from late Wednesday afternoon at around 6:00 p.m., then Jesus would have been in the tomb until late Saturday evening at around 6:00 p.m.As a result, the Bible does not teach that Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday morning.

  • We believe that Jesus rose from the dead on Saturday evening, at 6:00 p.m., according to the Bible.
  • On Wednesday evening, about 6:00 p.m., Jesus’ body was laid in the tomb.
  • Seventy-two hours later, it would be approximately 6:00 p.m.
  • on Saturday, which would be the precise time the first day started (Sunday).
  • It is still Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.
  • when the Jewish Sunday night begins, even at this hour.
  • When the ladies arrived at the tomb early on Sunday morning, Jesus had already passed away, according to tradition.
  • According to I Corinthians 15:3-4, the Gospel is summarized as follows: ″…Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He raised again on the third day according to the Scriptures.″ Those who arrived at the tomb early on Sunday morning were disappointed to find it empty.
  • ″He is not here, since He has risen from the dead (Luke 24:6),″ the angel said.

As a result, the finding occurred first thing in the morning.This is not the case with the resurrection.This verse in Luke 24:21 expresses one argument to a Wednesday crucifixion; it reads, ″But we trusted that it was He who should have saved Israel: and with all this, today is the third day since these things were done.″ It is on the day of the Resurrection that this dialogue will take place.Fortunately, the solution may be found in the word ″since.″ From this text, we can see that Sunday is the third day, Saturday is the second day, and Friday is the first day SINCE THE PASSOVER.According to Jewish calendar, the Thursday Passover (Jewish reckoning) began on what we would call Wednesday night, and it was during the twilight of that night, between 3:00 p.m.and 6:00 p.m., that Christ was crucified.

According to Jewish calendar, the dusk of Thursday afternoon would have counted as the twilight of Friday night, which began at 6:00 p.m.on Friday.As a result, we can observe that there is no conflict.In reality, it is not so much about the day Christ was crucified as it is about the necessity of being serious Bible scholars in order not to miss what the Bible says about how to be saved.

We are well aware that nothing short of the shed blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse us of our sins.If you have not yet placed your faith in Jesus Christ and His spilt blood as the sole method of gaining entrance into heaven, do so right now.

What was the exact date Jesus rose from the dead?

GENESIS 8:4 (NIV) Then, on the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the heights of Ararat, in the seventh month.It rained so heavily for 40 days and nights that the whole world died, with the exception of Noah and those who were with him in the ark during that time.The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th day of the seventh month, after having traveled for 150 days.The Hebrew term ″Ararat″ literally translates as ″the curse has been reversed.″ Due to the receding of the rivers of judgment, the ark came to rest on the heights of Ararat, on fresh ground where the curse had been reversed.In addition, it took place on the 17th day of the seventh month, on the Feast of Firstfruits—wasn’t that the precise day on which Jesus resurrected from the grave, 4,000 years after that event?

Clarify Asked to Share a Report The 26th of July, 2014 Daniel Wallace is a writer who lives in New York City.The responses from the community are arranged according to how many people voted for them.The greater the number of votes, the higher the position of an answer on the list.It is my pleasure to praise you on your thorough research.

The fact that Jesus was resurrected on the Feast of Firstfruits, as well as the connection to the flood, are both overlooked by most people.The resurrection of Jesus is referred to as the firstfruits of the dead.Despite the fact that the Scriptures mention the dead being revived, everyone save Jesus died and was buried.Jesus, on the other hand, was crucified, buried, and then arose to a life that would never cease.

  1. 2 replies on July 27, 2014 Please Vote ‘Yes’ Report it to others Bruce Lyon, Senior Advisor: Assembly of the Restoration Fellowship What was the precise day on which Jesus was raised from the dead?
  2. Take note of how old Jesus was at the time of his baptism: Luke 3:21-23 (NIV): Then, as everyone was being baptized, including Jesus, who was also being baptized, and praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in a bodily appearance, as if from the sky, and a voice came out of heaven saying, ‘Thou art My Son — the Beloved, in thee I took pleasure.’ And Jesus himself was approaching his THIRTY-YEAR-OLD YEARS, having been born, as was widely assumed, as the son of Joseph.
  3. Let’s go back in time to the day of his conception.
  4. When King Herod died in 4 B.C., we know he was two years old and had just been born.
  5. So if we count ahead 30 years from 5/6 B.C., we arrive at 25/26 A.D.
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Yes, 4 B.C., and so on.To this, we must add 3 1/2 years for his ministry until his death, bringing us to the Passover of 28/29 AD in the year.0 answers received on July 27, 2014.Upvote, Share, and Report Helmut Fischl has announced his retirement.

This is a question that can be readily addressed.On Friday, he passed away in the middle of Daniel’s 70th week, at the holiday of Passover.Following that, he would get up on Sunday morning, the first day of the week.0 answers have been received as of January 3, 2020.Upvote, Share, and Report

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On What Day Did Jesus Rise?

The Biblical Archaeology Review’s Biblical Views column appeared in the May/June 2016 issue.The staff of the Biblical Archaeology Society will meet on November 16, 2021.107283 views and 7 comments What day did Jesus resurrect from the dead?Is it better to wait three days or to wait until the third day?Ben Witherington III tackles this matter in his Biblical Views column ″It’s About Time—Easter Time,″ which appeared in the May/June 2016 edition of Biblical Archaeology Review.

The whole text of his Biblical Views column may be seen below.—Ed.

“It’s About Time—Easter Time”

by Ben Witherington III

Anachronism is a hazard that arises when reading ancient books like the Bible in the twenty-first century.By this I mean that we risk introducing damaging current notions and expectations into our readings.This challenge becomes much more serious when dealing with old manuscripts, which have significant historical significance and are thus difficult to interpret.What day did Jesus resurrect from the dead?Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome visited Jesus’ tomb on Easter morning to anoint his corpse (Mark 16:1–2), as shown in Henry Osawa Tanner’s painting ″The Three Marys″ (1910).

Photograph courtesy of the Fisk University Galleries in Nashville, Tennessee.For example, we are a people who are preoccupied with time—and with the exactness with which time is measured—down to the millisecond level.Here, we vary significantly from the ancients, who did not go around with little sundials on their wrists and did not use the terms seconds and minutes to describe the passage of time.When it came to the passage of time, they did not stress over accuracy.

Please consider a few instances from the Gospels that may assist us in reading the accounts of Jesus’ final week of life with greater understanding.Jesus promised that he would rise from the dead ″after three days,″ according to certain sources.Those who believe he will rise ″on the third day″ disagree.It is true that in Matthew 12:40 Jesus refers to ″three days and three nights,″ but this is only a general comparison with the account of Jonah and the whale, and as a result, the time reference should not be taken too seriously.

  1. ″It will be similar to the experience of Jonah,″ Jesus is only stating the obvious.
  2. In Mark 8:31, on the other hand, Jesus declares that ″the Son of Man will rise from the dead after three days.″ In John 2:19, he refers to the same event as taking place ″in three days,″ and the Gospel authors tell us that Jesus used the term ″on the third day″ on a number of occasions (see, e.g., Matthew 16:21; 17:23; 20:19; Luke 24:46).
  3. On the surface, it appears that this involves a straightforward contradiction.
  4. While it is feasible that both forecasts will be incorrect, is it really possible that both will be correct?
  5. The difficulty with this type of current thinking is that it makes the assumption that the Gospel writers intended to constantly write with accuracy on this subject.

Furthermore, the term ″after three days″ in the New Testament might simply indicate ″after a time″ or ″after a few days″ without any obvious specificity other than to hint that multiple days, in this case portions of three days, would be engaged in the event.Even the Hebrew Bible has some hints about the kinds of variations we might expect to encounter.″Come to me again after three days,″ says the Bible’s Second Chronicles 10:5, 12.As a result, on the third day, everyone gathered to Rehoboam’s palace since the monarch had instructed them to ″come to me again on the third day.″ According to this literature, ″after three days″ and ″on the third day″ are both synonymous with ″after three days.″ Is this simply a case of carelessness, or is it an example of the common imprecision that occurs when discussing the passage of time?

According to my interpretation, the term ″after three days″ is a more generic or imprecise way of expressing, but ″on the third day″ is a little more particular (albeit it still doesn’t tell us when it is on the third day).When it comes to time, these books were not written in a way that would suit our present high expectations.

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With an All-Access pass, you may access more than 9,000 articles from the Biblical Archaeology Society’s extensive collection, as well as much more.It is important to recognize that most of the time references in the New Testament are not exact, and we must allow the ancient author to be broad when he wants to be general and more particular when he wants to be more specific when interpreting the time references in the New Testament.When you find both types of references to the time span between Jesus’ death and resurrection in the same book by the same author, and in some cases even within close proximity to each other, it is reasonable to conclude that these texts were not written in accordance with our modern exacting expectations when it comes to time references.Ist it not time that we let these authors to utilize language, particularly time-related vocabulary, in the manner that was usual during their own historical period?I believe it is past time for us to accord these ancient authors the respect they deserve and to read them with a knowledge of the standards they followed when writing ancient history or ancient biography, rather than imposing our later genre norms on them, as we have done in the past.

1 —————— ″Biblical Views: It’s About Time—Easter Time,″ written by Ben Witherington III, first appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review in May/June 2016.This article has been updated.The essay was initially published in Bible History Daily on April 18, 2016, and has since been reprinted several times.Ben Witherington III is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky and a member of the doctoral faculty of St.

Andrews University in Scotland.He received his bachelor’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.


1. Ben Witherington III’s Reading and Understanding the Bible is a helpful resource for understanding how to interpret the Bible in light of its original settings (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014).

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Why did Jesus Rise on the Third Day?

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Why did Jesus Rise on the Third Day?

For centuries, the Christian church has observed the resurrection of Jesus Christ on a Sunday, three days after commemorating his death on Good Friday.This practice has continued today.According to multiple passages in the New Testament, this timetable of three days is accurate.Many times, Jesus foretold it, and the apostles included it in their delivery of the gospel message as well (see footnote references).However, why did Jesus’ resurrection take place three days after his death is a mystery.

According to eyewitnesses, it appears that Jesus might have risen one day, two days, or even four days after his death and the resurrection would still be considered historically credible.Is the third day only a coincidental, insignificant element put on to the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection?Is this a coincidence, or does it have any significance?

The Third Day Matters

Timing is extremely important for Jesus and his apostles because it has significant theological ramifications.When it comes to biblical story, the three-day timeframe is important because it represents the one-of-a-kind day on which God creates new life and activates his covenant with mankind.How did the writers of the New Testament get at this conclusion?After all, the Hebrew Scriptures have a constant ″third day″ design pattern, which Jesus and the New Testament authors are using as a model.Investigating this pattern for ourselves can help us gain a better understanding of the Easter celebration.

The Third Day Pattern in the Hebrew Bible

The passages Jonah 1:17 and Hosea 6:1-2 in the Hebrew Scriptures are among the clearest illustrations of third-day resurrection in the whole Bible.Jesus used Jonah’s three days in the belly of the huge fish as a metaphor for his own three days in the belly of the great fish.The prophet Hosea predicted that God’s reviving operation for Israel would take place on the third day.While these are important passages to study, the pattern of resurrection on the third day is established far earlier in the tale of Jesus.There are three passages earlier in the Hebrew Bible’s narrative that begin to develop a pattern of new life emerging on the third day: the creation narrative in Genesis 1, Abraham’s test in Genesis 22, and the Israelites at Sinai in Exodus 19.

The creation narrative in Genesis 1 and Abraham’s test in Genesis 22 both begin to develop a pattern of new life emerging on the third day.

The First “Resurrection”

What is the location of the initial glimpse into the three-day significance?The first page of the Bible.The creation story in Genesis 1 is written in the style of a poetry, with repeated declarations and parallelism between events.Within the rhythm of these repeats, two events in the creation tale stand out as particularly noteworthy, each occurring at a three-day interval and occurring at different points in the narrative.During the first ″third day,″ God creates dry ground and enables flora to emerge from the soil, including plants that produce seeds as well as trees that give fruit for human use (1:11-13).

The image depicted here is of fresh life sprouting or rising up from the earth, which represents a place of non-existence or death in this case.The second ″third day″ event occurs on the sixth day of creation, when God produces animals and human beings for the first time (1:24).It is similar to the previous ″third day,″ in that the earth will give birth to live creatures, according to the scripture (1:24-27).Humans were produced from the dust of the earth, according to what we learn later in the book (2:7).

This is another example of how new life may be sprung from the earth.Take note of the parallels between humans and trees: both are newly generated from the ground (2:7, 9), both carry seeds and produce fruit (1:11, 28; 3:15), and both are made in this manner on the third day of creation.One thing that distinguishes people from other animals, however, is that they are created in God’s image, and that God enters into a covenant with human beings, blessing and instructing them in their behavior.

A Pattern Emerges

There are three major characteristics of the ″third day″ events in Genesis 1 that serve as a template for subsequent events:

  1. God brings new life where there was once only death (1:11-13
  2. 26-27
  3. 2:7)

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