Possible Date for Christ’s Resurrection
- The year AD 30 is considered by many academics to be the year Jesus Christ died and rose from the grave again (see our April 7 story).
- However, there are supporters for a number of different dates, including AD 33, which is the most popular among historians.
- This day, April 23, 33, is most likely the day on which Christ was raised if the events recounted in the gospels occurred during AD 33.
- There has never been another incident quite like it in recorded history.
The historical significance of the first Easter is mind-boggling.In truth, the apostles and Christians throughout history have testified that Christianity would be impossible to exist without the resurrection of Jesus Christ.The cross of Christ is meaningless unless it is followed by his victorious resurrection to life.That his death was a sacrifice for sins could only be explained via the power of the resurrection.It was the resurrection that demonstrated that Jesus was not a liar in his teachings.It is the resurrection that offers us hope for a new and eternal life: just as Christ rose from the dead, so too will we rise from the dead.
- Throughout history, the apostles and the early church have emphasized this one truth as the ultimate justification of their gospel.
- It is the first known concept from the early Christian liturgy that can be traced back to its source.
- Even some of the world’s most prominent anti-Christian scholars acknowledge that the early church believed in the resurrection as truth, despite their best efforts to demonstrate that the church was incorrect in its beliefs.
- Christ was buried, according to the records that we have available.
- Soldiers were stationed near his grave, which was sealed.
- An earthquake struck the tomb at the time of sunrise on the first day of the new week (Sunday).
- The guards were rendered helpless.
- The stone was rolled back by an angel.
- Some of Christ’s female disciples were on their way to the tomb to anoint his body when the scene was captured on camera.
- They were unsure of how they were going to move the stone.
- Imagine their amazement when they saw it had been rolled aside and the corpse had been removed!
- According to them, it had been taken and re-buried someplace else.
- One of them, who was crying, approached a gardener and inquired as to where the corpse had been transported.
Then she realized that the ″gardener″ was none other than Jesus himself.The ladies hurried back to inform the disciples what had happened.Peter and John hurried to the tomb in a hurry.
Everything had happened just as the women had predicted.The men were persuaded by an angel that Christ had risen from the dead.Following that, Jesus appeared to his followers multiple times (at times going through walls) as well as to his younger brother James.
- Paul has made a number of public engagements, including one where he spoke to more than 500 people at the same time.
- ″And then he seemed to me as if he were a person who was born late,″ he explained.
- All arguments against the resurrection must take into consideration the firsthand testimony of the early disciples, the enormous church that sprung up around them, the witness of transformed lives all across the world, and the empty tomb itself.
- Modern dimensional mathematics, at the very least, implies that Christ’s appearances are a possibility.
- Since the beginning of the Christian era, the church has maintained that life in Christ is impossible without the resurrection because, through it, Christ has taken away the sting of death from all those who trust in Him.
- Bible. Particularly moving are the stories of the Passion and 1 Corinthians 15
- Alfred Edersheim’s work is a good example of how to combine a formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formal The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah are detailed in this book. The chapters XVI and XVII of the various versions are particularly noteworthy
- Finegan, Jack. The Handbook of Biblical Chronology is a resource for those interested in the history of the Bible. Peabody, Massachusetts, 1998
- Habermas, Gary R. The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ. Peabody, Massachusetts, 1998
- Habermas, Gary R. College Press, in Joplin, Missouri, published a book in 1996.
- ″Christ’s Resurrection″ is a Christian term. The Christian Church, according to the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone collaborated on the editing of this volume. Oxford University Press, 1997
- Hugh Ross is the author of this work. The Cosmos is not the end of the story. (1999)
- Stalker, James. (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress)
- Stalker, James. Christ’s life is described in detail. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1909, especially sections 199ff
- Stroble, Lee, New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1909, especially sections 199ff
- The Argument in Favor of Christ. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1998
- Yancey, Philip. ″Jesus, You’re the One I Never Knew.″ Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, especially chapter 11
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When Was Jesus Christ Crucified and Resurrected?
- As recorded in Matthew 12:38, a group of scribes and Pharisees approached Jesus and requested for a sign to show He was the Messiah.
- However, Jesus informed them that the only sign He would provide would be similar to that of the prophet Jonah: ″For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the big fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth″ (Matthew 12:38).
- (Matthew 12:40).
- The question is, how can we accommodate ″three days and three nights″ between a Friday afternoon crucifixion and a Sunday morning resurrection?
According to this conventional perspective, Jesus was only entombed for about a day and a half after his death.A number of people feel that Christ’s ″three days and three nights″ remark does not necessitate a precise period of 72 hours, believing that a portion of one day can be counted as a whole day.As a result, because Jesus died in the afternoon, they believe that the remainder of Friday constituted the first day, Saturday the second, and a portion of Sunday the third day.It is overlooked by these critics, however, because this theory only accounts for two nights: Friday evening and Saturday evening.Something is clearly wrong with the traditional perspective of when Christ was buried, and it is not difficult to see why.Specifically, the passage from Jonah 1:17, to which Christ alluded, reads that ″Jonah remained in [the belly of] the fish three days and three nights.″ We have no reason to believe that Jesus intended simply two nights and one day, plus portions of two further days.
- In the event that Jesus remained in the tomb just from late Friday afternoon until early Sunday morning, the sign He delivered indicating that He was the predicted Messiah would not have been fulfilled, as previously stated.
- Please take a moment to thoroughly consider each of the Gospel accounts.
- When we do this, we unearth the true tale of how Jesus’ words were perfectly fulfilled, a story that was previously unknown.
- Take note of the events described in Luke 23.
- Luke 23:46-53 tells the story of Jesus’ death and burial, which took place in a hurry because of the approaching Sabbath, which began at sundown that evening.
- Following that, Luke 23:54 explains, ″That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing nigh.″ Many have thought that the weekly Sabbath is being referenced here, and that Jesus was killed on a Friday as a result of this assumption.
- However, according to John 19:31, the impending Sabbath ″was a high day″—not the weekly Sabbath (which runs from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset), but the first day of Unleavened Bread, which is one of God’s yearly high, or Sabbath, days (as opposed to the weekly Sabbath) (Exodus 12:16-17; Leviticus 23:6-7).
- It was possible, and in most cases, that these yearly Holy Days would fall on days of the week other than the traditional weekly Sabbath day.
- After witnessing Christ’s corpse being deposited in the tomb just before sunset on Wednesday evening, the women ″returned and prepared spices and aromatic oils″ for the final preparation of the body on Thursday morning, thereby marking the beginning of the high-day Sabbath on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Due to the fact that it was a breach of the Sabbath, such labor would not have been done on a Saturday.
- As recorded in Mark’s account, ″Now when the Sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene and her sister Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and bought spices, so that they may come and anoint Him″ (Matthew 26:35).
- (Mark 16:1).
- The ladies had to wait until the end of this yearly ″high day″ Sabbath before they could go out and purchase and prepare the spices that would be used for anointing Jesus’ body.
They then ″rested on the Sabbath in accordance with the law″ on Saturday, after acquiring and preparing the spices and oils the previous day (Luke 23:56).This second Sabbath stated in the Gospel reports corresponds to the ordinary weekly Sabbath, which is celebrated from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset every week.Through careful examination of specifics found in both Gospels—where Mark informs us that the women purchased spices after the Sabbath, while Luke informs us that they prepared the spices before resting on the Sabbath—we can plainly discern that two separate Sabbaths are referenced.
The first, according to John 19:31, was a ″high day″—the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which happened on a Thursday in the year A.D.31.The second was a ″low day″—the first day of the Feast of Weeks.
- The second was the weekly Sabbath on the seventh day of the week.
- ″While it was still dark,″ according to John 20:1, after the ladies had had their normal weekly Sabbath rest, they went to Jesus’ tomb on the first day of the week, Sunday, and discovered that He had already been raised (Matthew 28:1-6; Mark 16:2-6; Luke 24:1-3).
- It becomes evident when we look at the specifics in all four Gospel texts that the picture is painted in black and white.
- Jesus was killed and entombed late on Wednesday afternoon, shortly before the Jewish Sabbath began at sunset the same evening.
- That particular Sabbath, however, was a high-day Sabbath, lasting from Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset that week, rather than the ordinary weekly Sabbath, which lasts from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset every week.
The Lord Jesus Christ was buried in the tomb from the evening of Wednesday until the evening of Saturday, when He rose from the dead.While no one was present at His resurrection (which took place within a sealed tomb), it had to have occurred about sundown on Saturday, three days and three nights after His body was entombed, according to the biblical timeline.It couldn’t have happened on Sunday morning since when Mary Magdalene arrived at the tomb that morning before daylight, ″when it was still dark,″ she saw the stone had been moved away and the tomb had been left vacant.
- We may be confident that the period of Jesus’ entombment, which He used as proof that He was the Messiah, was exactly the length of time He had predicted.
- Exactly three days and three nights after He was laid in the tomb, Jesus resurrected from the dead.
- Because the majority of people are unfamiliar with the biblical high days that Jesus Christ and His followers observed, they are unable to comprehend the historical elements that have been meticulously preserved for us in the Gospels.
- (For additional information, please see our free booklet Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Make a Difference Which Days We Observe?, which you can download or request here.)
Jesus’ Death and Resurrection – Year of Death and Resurrection
Note: The following post is adapted from the book Mysteries of Jesus’ Life Revealed—His Birth, Death, Resurrection, and Ascensions, written by Joseph Lenard and published by Harper & Row. For a summary of this intriguing study, as well as a detailed chapter listing, please see the link below.
AD 30 – A Year for the ages
- In spite of the fact that many arguments have been advanced by Bible academics and theologians throughout the ages, the year in which Jesus was crucified has remained a mystery for generations.
- It is my belief that the argument I have been putting up in my different posts for the year AD 30 is both persuasive and correct.
- In this post, we’ll take a closer look at that specific day.
- The genuine birth date of Jesus, which I have argued for in previous posts, is September 11, 3 BC, according to the Gospel of Matthew.
As a result of His life and career – as depicted in the Gospels – along with the fact that His ministry began at the age of 30 and spanned three Passovers, we have come to the conclusion that AD 30 is the most likely year for the Crucifixion.Furthermore, the accounts of many Jewish authors about unusual occurrences in the temple beginning in AD 30 raise the possibility that something really momentous occurred that year even further.
- Naturally, eminent theologians have recommended a number of different years other than AD 30 as the year of Christ’s crucifixion over the course of history.
- What is the best way to make sense of the contradicting dates?
- What criteria should we use to determine which is the best?
- The proponents of crucifixion years anterior to AD 30 (mostly AD 28 and AD 29) believe that Jesus was born before 3 BC, which would place his death in the first century (i.e.
between 4 BC and 7 BC).Proponents of crucifixion dates beyond AD 30 (AD 31 and beyond) on the other hand, believe that Jesus was born during the customary year of AD 1.In 33 years (assuming that Jesus’ ministry begins at age 30 and continues for a period of three years), they arrive at a date after AD 30 for Jesus’ death on the cross.By obtaining the birthdate of Jesus incorrectly – as the vast majority of people do – they also get the year of Jesus’ crucifixion incorrectly.A number of readers may be aware with the scholarly priest Dionysius Exiguus, who was commissioned by the Roman Pope in the sixth century to ascertain the date of Jesus’ death in order for the church to more accurately celebrate the time of the Easter celebration.He chose AD 33 as the year because, according to legend, it was the only year he could discover that would enable a Friday crucifixion on the Roman calendar.
- Being over 30 years old at the time of His baptism and having a public career lasting around 2 12 years, theological thought at the time held that Jesus was killed when he had reached his 33rd year on the earth.
- The year AD 1 was selected as Jesus’ birth year by Dionysius Exiguus as a result.
- In unfortunate news for our scholarly priest, I demonstrated in a previous Post that this is impossible because Herod died in 1 BC, and Jesus had to have been born before Herod died in order to be compatible with the events recorded in Matthew’s Gospel.
- Because of the long-standing Roman Church belief that Jesus was killed on Friday, it appears that Exiguus may have been pressured into making his discovery.
Evidence for AD 30
- In one of my earlier posts on the subject of When was Jesus Born?, I asked: I offered evidence that Jesus was born on September 11, 3 BC, according to the Gospel of Matthew.
- The ″assembly″ of numerous parts of the puzzle was necessary for this to be accomplished.
- It is necessary to fit together another set of jigsaw pieces in order to make the case for Jesus’ death occurring in AD 30.
- In order to arrive at the exact AD 30 crucifixion year, we must first determine the accurate year of Jesus’ birth.
Once we have determined that Jesus was born in the year 3 BC, we may construct a chronology of His life based on the events in the Gospels as well as additional evidence and writings.In this aspect, I wholeheartedly endorse Dr.Ernest Martin’s chronology for the life of Jesus, which he presents in his outstanding book, The Star of Bethlehem – The Star that Astonished the World (1996).
Proposed Chronology of Jesus’ Life
- According to Dr.
- Martin, the following is a chronological outline of Jesus’ life: The birth of Jesus takes place on September 11, 3 BC.
- Jesus is circumcised on September 18, 3 BC (on the 8th day; the circumcision process is counted as a whole day in this calculation).
- Jesus is consecrated in the Temple on the 20th and 21st of October, 3 BC.
In the latter half of October, 3 BC, the family returned to Nazareth from their journey.The family relocated to Bethlehem in the spring or summer of 2 BC and resided in a home.The Magi traveled to Bethlehem on December 25, 2 BC (during the festival of Hanukkah) and presented the infant (toddler) with three gifts.Jupiter reached its fixed point in the middle of the zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.After receiving a visit from the Magi and receiving a warning from an angel who appeared to Joseph in a dream, the family decided to flee to Egypt in order to avoid Herod’s wrath in late December 2 BC.Herod executed all of the male youngsters in Bethlehem who were two years old or under in late December of the year 2 BC, or immediately after.
- This slaughter of the innocents occurred around 15 months after Jesus’ birth – if the conception period is taken into consideration, the time span would be exactly 24 months.
- Consequently, as reported in Papyrus codex Bodmer V of the Proto-Evangelium of James (21:3), which was written in Egypt in the fourth century, the Magi saw Jesus ″standing at the side of his mother Mary.″ The Sanhedrin tried and condemned to death two famous rabbis in the first week of January in the year 1 BC.
- The two eminent rabbis were killed by Herod on January 9, 1 BC, in connection with the lunar eclipse that was forecast for that night.
- The eclipse of the Moon foretold by Josephus to occur before to Herod’s death occurs on January 10, 1 BC; this is the eclipse associated with Herod’s death — not an earlier eclipse, which many historians believe is the eclipse alluded to by Josephus.
- Herod died about the 28th of January in the year 1 BC.
- The Jewish festival of Passover took place in the spring of 1 BC, during which 3,000 Jewish worshipers were slain amid disturbances in the Temple precincts.
- It was during the summer and fall of 1 BC that Israel experienced the War of Varus in response to the massacre of around 3,000 worshippers in the Temple — as commanded by Archelaus, Herod’s successor.
- In October or November of AD 27: Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, marking the beginning of a Sabbatical Year, about 28 years after his birth (every seventh year).
- Other evidence for this year includes Jesus’ words ″acceptable year″ at the Synagogue in Nazareth, which he said during the beginning of His mission and which definitely allude to a Sabbatical Year.
- During the Passover and Pentecost seasons in the spring of AD 28, Jesus began His public ministry.
- During His third Passover of ministry, Jesus was crucified as the sacrificial Passover Lamb of God, and this occurred in the spring of AD 30.
- Many of the data I’ve shown in previous posts come together in favor of a crucifixion date in the year AD 30 when seen in the context of this timeline.
- Certain obscure texts by Josephus, New Testament passages relating to the birth and ministry of Jesus, the astronomical history of certain cosmic occurrences, and the history of the Roman Empire during the middle time of Augustus are among the elements included in this collection.
Supernatural Signs in the Temple
- Beginning in the year AD 30, Jewish scribes began to recount a variety of mysterious occurrences within the Temple grounds.
- Many people, including myself, have come to the conclusion that something truly unique occurred during that year as a result of these indications.
- It was the crucifixion of Jesus that was that something.
- In this case, the evidence is overwhelming.
God began delivering unambiguous, recurrent indications in the Temple precincts starting in AD 30 – exactly 40 years before the destruction of the Temple was completed.In relation to the comments made by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse Prophecy in AD 30 predicting the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem, these signals served as a ″heads-up″ warning.In particular, Jesus predicted that certain events would take place throughout that generation.It is noteworthy that the temple was destroyed in AD 70, exactly 40 years after it was built – a generation being measured in years rather than centuries.What exactly were the signs that the apostles and other Jews observed beginning in AD 30 and continuing till today?Their existence was documented in both the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds, proving unequivocally that the Jewish authorities of the time were aware of their existence.
- According to Dr.
- Ernest Martin’s book Secrets of Golgotha – The Lost History of Jesus’ Crucifixion (1996), there were four indicators that Jesus had been crucified.
- Both Talmuds have detailed transcriptions of each of the signs (Jerusalem Talmud, Sotah 6:3; and Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 39b).
- Given the fact that these indicators are not commonly recognized and even less understood, it is critical that I devote some attention to their examination, since they provide a considerable increase in credibility to the argument for the crucifixion in the year AD 30.
Four Miraculous Signs
- What were these four miraculous signs in the Temple precincts that began to occur in AD 30 and continued till today?
- According to Dr.
- Martin, they are as follows, as mentioned in the Talmud of Jerusalem: ″Forty years before the fall of the Temple, (1) the western light went out, (2) the crimson thread stayed red, (3) the lot for the Lord always came up in the left hand, and (4) they would close the Temple gates at night and wake up to find them wide open in the morning.″ Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai addressed the Temple, saying, ‘O Temple, why do you make us feel so threatened?
- We are well aware that you will be completely ruined.
It has been stated, ″Open your doors, Lebanon, that the fire may consume your cedars″ (Zechariah 11:1), which means ″open your doors, Lebanon.″ (See Sotah 6:3) Remember that the four miraculous miracles occurred continuously over a period of 40 years, which should not be overlooked.That this happened 14,400 times in a row (360 times 40 = 14,400) for daily events and forty times in a row for yearly events was not a coincidence (like Day of Atonement events).Because of the huge mathematical odds involved, it is unthinkable that this happened by coincidence.″Our rabbis taught that during the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple (1) the lot did not come up in the right hand; (2) the crimson-colored strap did not become white; (3) neither the western most light shone; and (4) the doors of the Hekel (the Holy Place) would open by themselves until Yohanan ben Zakkai rebuked them, saying: Hekel, Hekel, why wilt thou be the one to open the doors of the He It has already been predicted against thee, and I know that thou shalt be destroyed, since Zechariah ben Iddo has already spoken against thee: ″Open thy doors, O Lebanon, so the fire may consume thy cedars.″ As an added bonus, Dr.Martin has also offered some extra information on the four signs, which is presented in the order that they appear in the Jerusalem Talmud: The western light was turned off.This refers to the western light of the seven-branched Menorah in the Holy Place; the Menorah faced north, and the western light was the one that was closest to the Holy of Holies; the Menorah faced north, and the western light was the one that was closest to the Holy of Holies (the most important light).
- It was required to be kept burning at all times, similar to the everlasting flame that can be found at various national memorials today.
- Although the priests made every attempt, this light would magically, ominously, and continuously fail to illuminate the area around it.
- The red thread stayed crimson throughout the process.
- Specifically, this is in reference to the yearly Temple ceremony held on the Day of Atonement.
- Despite the fact that it is not referenced in the Bible, this rite has been connected with the Day of Atonement at least since the time of Simon the Righteous (an honorable and upright High Priest who lived in the third century BC).
- During the event, the High Priest took a crimson-colored thread into the Holy of Holies, which was then burned.
- For the first three centuries after Christ, the crimson-colored thread gradually turned white, indicating that God approved of the annual Day of Atonement rites and that Israel might be guaranteed of being forgiven their sins in accordance with Scripture.
- In contrast, beginning in AD 30 and lasting until the Temple’s destruction in AD 70, the red thread was never again transformed into white thread.
- In every game, the Lord’s lot was always on the left hand side of the table.
- According to Leviticus 16:5, 7, 10, 15, and 22, two goats were brought before the High Priest for sacrifice on the Day of Atonement, and lots were thrown over them (Luke 16:5, 7, 10, 15, and 22).
- Both white and black stones were used to create the lots, with the white stone being the more valuable of the two.
- The white stone was designated as ″for the Lord,″ while the black stone was designated as ″for the Scapegoat.
- He would use his right hand to choose a stone from among several available options and set it on top of the right-hand goat, which he would do blindly.
According to the Babylonian Talmud, for the previous 200 years, the stone was occasionally white and occasionally black, as would be predicted based on a random sampling procedure.However, beginning in AD 30, the right hand of the High Priest chose the black stone on every occasion for the next 40 years, until the stone was finally removed (AD 30 to AD 70).Each night, the Temple’s doors opened on their own without the need for human intervention.
Every night for 40 years, the unexpectedly opened doors behind the curtain at the entrance to the Holy Place (the Hekel – the curtain that was torn from top to bottom after the killing of Jesus) inexplicably opened by themselves without any prompting from anybody (AD 30 to AD 70).
Another Important Historical Event
- Other significant historical events occurred in the Jewish nation in AD 30 in addition to the four miraculous manifestations that were witnessed by the people of Israel.
- Martin’s work has the following information about it: It was forty years before the fall of Jerusalem that the Sanhedrin was expelled and stationed at the Trading Station.″ The movement away from the Chamber of Hewn Stones, which was located near the Altar of Burnt Offering in the temple precincts, might be explained by the collapse of stones above the entrance to the Holy Place, which occurred in the temple complex.
- A section of this masonry was responsible for the tearing of the curtain that separated the two sides of the cross when Jesus was crucified.
There was something wrong with the vaulted construction in the Chamber of Hewn Stones, and it became hazardous for anybody to enter from AD 30 onward.It is without a doubt possible that the earthquake that happened after the crucifixion was the cause of such devastation and death.It is also worth noting that the trial of Jesus was the last ever convened by the Sanhedrin in that edifice on the Temple Mount, which was built in the first century AD.This might undoubtedly be regarded as God expressing his disapproval with the Sanhedrin’s trial, which finally ended in the execution of Jesus on the cross.Beginning in AD 30, the Sanhedrin was compelled to relocate to new lodgings outside of the Temple complex.Dr.
- Martin concludes his work by offering the following final assessment of the various signs that pointed to the crucifixion of Jesus: ″These signs all began with the exact year in which Jesus was crucified, and anyone with any common sense should be able to tell that they were signs from God that had their significance beginning with the exact year of Jesus’ crucifixion.″ This reality is not just vital for Christians to be aware of, but it is also crucial for all of today’s Jewish people.″ Dr.
- Martin is well aware of the fact that the link between these signals and Jesus’ crucifixion was widely overlooked by the Jewish authorities at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.
- One significant rabbi’s opinion is mentioned by Dr.
- Martin: ″The four indications regarding the Temple were understood by Yohanan ben Zakkai (at the time, the most influential rabbi) as warnings that the Temple was about to be destroyed.″ It is important to note that Yohanan was alive both before and after the fall of Jerusalem and the Temple, which makes him a unique witness.
- During the period following the destruction of the Second Temple in AD 70, he was the most influential figure in the Jewish hierarchy.
- He was appointed as the leader of the newly founded Jewish administration in Jabneh (Jamnia), which was established after the year 70 AD and is located approximately thirty miles west of Jerusalem.
- In order to establish the credibility of the occurrence of these four indications, his testimony and interpretation are essential.″ Both the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds assert unequivocally that these four miraculous phenomena took place and that the proof for them can be found in both places.
- These omens pointed to events of everlasting significance, namely, the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
- ‘That same year was the year of Jesus’ crucifixion, and for the following 40 years, there was a daily warning by God of the impending destruction of the Temple, Jerusalem, and the Jewish way of life, exactly as Jesus had predicted on the very Mount of Olives, where he was crucified,’ Dr.
- Martin writes.
- We have reached a point in history where everyone on the planet must recognize the significance of these historic occurrences.″
Other Support for the Year AD 30
- I am a firm believer that Jesus was crucified in the year AD 30, and I believe this to be the reality.
- Ernest Martin, Avi Ben Mordechai (Signs in the Heavens – A Jewish Messianic Perspective on the Last Days and Coming Millennium ), and Nancy L.
- Kuehl (A Book of Evidence – The Trials and Execution of Jesus ) are among the Bible academics who have agreed to help me on this project.
However, despite what appears to be overwhelming evidence in support of our stance, we continue to be in the minority.Fortunately, reality is not defined just by what the majority of people think.Note: In my next post, I will discuss my opinions on the subject of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascensions, which will be published in the following week.
When was Jesus Crucified? (Death, Burial, and Resurrection)
- When it comes to the year Jesus was crucified, I am a strong believer in the year AD 30. Dr. Ernest Martin, Avi Ben Mordechai (Signs in the Heavens – A Jewish Messianic Perspective on the Last Days and Coming Millennium ), and Nancy L. Kuehl (A Book of Evidence – The Trials and Execution of Jesus ) are among the Bible academics who have agreed to join me on this venture. In spite of what appears to be overwhelming evidence in support of our stance, we continue to be in the majority. Fortunately, reality is not defined just by what the majority of people think. To be clear, I will present my findings on the subject of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascensions in my next blog post, which will be published shortly.
- In my opinion, Jesus Christ was crucified on Thursday morning and buried on Thursday evening before sundown (the day before the Passover lambs were slaughtered and cooked), and he was resurrected on Sunday morning before sundown. This belief is based on a lifetime of Bible study, reading, and prayer, among other things. As stated earlier, this matches the story and corresponds to Jesus’ own prophecy that he would be in the center of the world for three days and nights. Jesus taught this in several places, including Matthew 12 and Matthew 16, Mark 10, Luke 11 and Luke 24, and Acts 10:40. It is my hope and prayer that you will not let our differences about the date of Jesus’ crucifixion prevent us from continuing to associate. It is possible that I am wrong, that you are incorrect, or that we are both wrong. God does not want us to sow discord on this topic, no matter how strongly we believe we are correct in our interpretation (Romans 14). How to Avoid Conflicts in the Church: A Modern-Day Parable of Romans 14
- How to Avoid Conflicts in the Church (How to Avoid Conflicts in the Church)
- Humanity has divided and conquered the world! God, on the other hand, is not impressed.
- Many eminent academics and Bible instructors have produced hundreds of pages of reasons for and against the crucifixion of people on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You may simply find them by searching the Internet. Rather than becoming engaged in the debate about whether any of them are correct or incorrect, I have sought to compile a chronological list of Bible passages for you to read the genuine inspired word of God as it was recorded for us by eyewitnesses, rather than arguing with them. I have faith that the Holy Spirit will direct you to a better understanding of when Jesus Christ was nailed on the cross. In coming to you, brothers, I did not come with superior oratory skills or intelligence, but rather I came to declare to you the evidence of God’s Word. Because I made a decision not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified, I decided not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified. I was there with you in your moments of weakness, fear, and shaking. It was not by convincing words of human wisdom, but through demonstrations of the Spirit and power, that I hoped your faith would not be founded on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God, that I hoped your faith would be founded on the wisdom of men (1 Corinthians 1:1-5) 12 eyewitness reports from men who claimed to have seen God
- In the Bible, there are types, shadows, patterns, and figures.
Last Supper and Betrayal
- It’s a little difficult to maintain track of two separate date systems at the same time.
- The Jews counted days from dusk to sundown, not from sunrise to sundown.
- The Jewish method was utilized by Matthew, Mark, and John.
- Days were measured by the Romans from midnight to midnight.
Luke made advantage of the Roman judicial system.The day of unleavened bread had arrived, and the Passover lamb was to be slain.″Go and prepare the Passover for us,″ Jesus instructed Peter and John, ″so that we may be able to eat.″ ″Can you tell us where you want us to prepare?″ they inquired of him.They were met by a man with a pitcher of water as they entered the city, according to what the prophet had told them.Follow him inside the residence that he is about to enter.Inform the owner of the home that the Teacher has asked you, ″Where is the guest room, where I can enjoy the Passover with my disciples?″’ ‘ He will take you upstairs to a huge, well-furnished room.’ Make your preparations at that location.″ They went out and found the items he had instructed them to find, and they began preparing for the Passover.
- (Psalm 41:1-13; Matthew 26:17-25; Mark 14:12-21; Luke 22:7-13; John 13:18-30; Psalm 41:1-13; Matthew 26:17-25; Mark 14:12-21; Luke 22:7-13; John 13:18-30) While he was still speaking, a large crowd gathered around him, and he who was known as Judas, one of the twelve apostles, was directing them.
- He approached Jesus and kissed him on the cheek.
- Then Jesus asked him, ″Judas, do you intend to betray the Son of Man with a kiss?″ (Matthew 26:52) They asked him, ″Lord, must we strike with the sword?″ as soon as they realized what was going to take place around him.
- One of them struck a servant of the high priest in the right ear, causing him to lose his hearing in that ear.
- But Jesus said, ″At the very least, allow me to do this″—and then he touched his ear and cured him.
- ″Have you gone out as if you were going up against a robber, brandishing swords and clubs?″ Jesus asked the chief priests, temple commanders, and elders who had assembled against him.
- When I was with you at the temple on a regular basis, you didn’t reach out your hands to grab my arm or anything.
- ″However, this is your hour, and the power of darkness is with you.″ (Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-14; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-14)
Trial, Mocked, Scourged, and Convicted
- Soon after it became daylight, the assembly of elders of the people, including top priests and scribes, was called together, and they dragged him away into their council, where they questioned him, asking, ″If you are the Christ, tell us.″ Nevertheless, he stated to them, ″If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I ask you, you will not answer me or allow me to go.″ It is from this point forward that the Son of Man will be seated at God’s right hand.
- ″Are you, then, the Son of God?″ they all exclaimed.
- ″You say it, because I am,″ he said to the group.
- ″Why do we need any more witnesses?″ they questioned.
We know this because we have heard it from his own words!″ The following passages are from Matthew 27:1-2, Mark 15:1-5, and Luke 22:66-70.As a result, they escorted Jesus away from Caiaphas and into the Praetorium.It was early in the morning, and they chose not to enter the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled and might instead enjoy the Passover meal.As a result, Pilate approached them and said, ″What charges do you want to level against this man?″ They responded by saying, ″If this man weren’t an evildoer, we wouldn’t have turned him over to you.″ They were serious.In response, Pilate instructed them to ″take him yourselves and sentence him according to your law.″ As a result, the Jews told him, ″It is not permissible for us to put anybody to death,″ in so that the word of Jesus, which he uttered, signifying by what kind of death he should suffer, would be fulfilled.Therefore, Pilate returned to the Praetorium and confronted Jesus, asking him whether he was the ″King of the Jews.″ Pilate responded affirmatively.
- ″Did you come up with this idea on your own, or did others inform you of my existence?″ Jesus inquired.
- ″I’m not a Jew, aren’t I?″ Pilate clarified.
- You were brought to me by your own people and by the leading priests.
- ″Can you tell me what you’ve done?″ According to Jesus’ response, ″My Kingdom is not of this world.
- In the event if my Kingdom were of this earth, my slaves would battle to ensure that I was not handed up to the Jews.
- ″However, my Kingdom is no longer from here.″ ″Are you, therefore, a king?″ Pilate inquired of him as a result.
- ″You say that I am a king,″ Jesus said.
- ″You are correct.
- It is for this purpose that I was born, and it is for this reason that I have come into the world, that I may bear witness to the truth.
- ″My voice is heard by everyone who believes in the truth.″ ″What is truth?″ Pilate inquired of the man.
- In response to this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, ″I find no grounds for an accusation against him.
- ″ However, you have a tradition that I should surrender someone to you over the Passover holiday.
- Do you want me to release the King of the Jews to you as a result of this?″ Then they all sang, ″Not this man, but Barabbas!″ they said again and again.
Now Barabbas was a thief on the streets.(Matthew 27:11-14; Mark 15:1-11; Luke 23:1-6; John 18:28-40; John 18:28-40; Matthew 27:11-14)
- With the assistance of William Stevens’ A Harmony of the Gospels, the following is a chronological account of the crucifixion of Jesus.
- Symbolically, I believe that the fact that Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, was crucified at the same time as the passover lambs was very significant to the gospel message of Jesus Christ.
- When they led him away, they grabbed a man named Simon of Cyrene, who had come from the countryside, and laid the cross on his shoulders so that he could carry it after Jesus.
- A large number of people followed him, including many women who wept and cried out in sorrow for him.
But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.For behold, the days are drawing near in which they will proclaim, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that have never produced children, and the breasts that have never nursed.’ Then they will begin to tell the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and tell the hills, ‘Cover us.’ What will they do in the dry if they do these things in the green tree?″ they reason.There were also two other people, both criminals, who were led to their deaths alongside him.When they arrived at the location known as The Skull, they nailed him to the cross alongside the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left, and then buried him there.″Father, forgive them, for they have no idea what they are doing,″ Jesus pleaded with the Father.Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots.
- The crowd gathered around to watch.
- In addition, the rulers present laughed at him, claiming that ″he had saved others.″ Let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, his chosen one!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, “If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Don’t you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?
- And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” He said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” Jesus said to him, “Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:26-43; Psalm 69:1-36; Matthew 27:32-44; Mark 15:21-32; John 19:16-27) The three days and three nights in the heart of the earth started during the day Jesus Christ died around 3pm (the ninth hour after sunrise) (the ninth hour after sunrise).
- It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
- The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.
- Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” Having said this, he breathed his last.
- When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous man.” All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts.
- All his acquaintances, and the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
- (Luke 23:44-49; Psalm 22:1-31; Matthew 27:45-56; Mark 15:33-41; John 19:28-30) 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 a high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
- (John 19:31)
- Due to the fact that it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, a renowned council member who was also searching for the Kingdom of God, arrived as the evening approached.
- He marched confidently into Pilate’s office and demanded the corpse of Jesus.
- Pilate was perplexed as to whether he had actually died, and after summoning the centurion, he inquired as to how long he had been dead.
- When he learned the truth from the centurion, he immediately gave the body to Joseph.
He purchased a linen cloth, and after lowering him to the ground, he wrapped him in the linen cloth and buried him in a tomb that had been carved out of a rock.He rolled a stone against the tomb’s door and closed it.The bodies of Mary Magdalene and Joses’ mother, Mary, were discovered where he had been lying.The following passages (Mark 15:42-47; Isaiah 53:9-12; Matthew 27:57-61; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42) serve as examples.We were in the midst of the Day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was rapidly approaching.The ladies who had accompanied him on his journey out of Galilee followed after him and witnessed the tomb and the manner in which his body was placed.
- They returned and set about preparing spices and ointments for use.
- They observed the Sabbath in accordance with the law of the Lord.
- (Luke 23:54-56; Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:7-16; Deuteronomy 21:23; Luke 23:54-56; Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:7-16; Deuteronomy 21:23)
Jewish Passover Sabbath
- This is the most common source of misunderstanding regarding the timeframe of the passion week.
- On the first and last days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which includes the Feast of Passover, there is a mandatory high sabbath that must be observed.
- This is distinct from the weekly Sabbath on the seventh day of the week.
- I think the Feast of Passover was observed on Thursday night during the week that Jesus was crucified, thus the sabbath would begin at sundown on Thursday evening and end at sundown on Friday evening during that week.
This is the sabbath that compelled the Jews to murder the thieves and remove the bodies from the streets before sundown on the preceding day.This day shall be set apart for you as a remembrance, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to Yahweh throughout your generations, according to the law of the Lord.You must eat unleavened bread for seven days; even on the first day, remove all yeast from your homes, because whomever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day will be cut off from Israel.’″ There will be a holy convocation for you on the first day, and another holy convocation on the seventh day; no form of labor will be done in them save that which every man must eat, which can only be done by you.You are required to keep the feast of unleavened bread because it was on this day that I led your troops out of Egypt; thus, you are required to observe this day by ordinance throughout your generations forever.You must consume unleavened bread beginning on the fourteenth day of the month at evening and continuing until the twenty-first day of the month at nightfall throughout the first month.Because seven days, there shall be no yeast detected in your homes, for anybody consumes anything that has been leavened will be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether he is a foreigner or a native-born citizen of the country.
- You are not permitted to consume anything leavened.
- Eat unleavened bread in all of your dwellings,’ the Lord commands.″ According to the Bible, (Exodus 12:14-20, Leviticus 23:4-8, Numbers 28:16-25, and Deuteronomy 16:1-8) All of these are the fixed feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you are to declare at the appropriate time of year.
- 5 During the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, the LORD’S Passover is celebrated.
- And on the fifteenth day of the same month, the feast of unleavened bread is observed before the LORD: for seven days, you are to eat unleavened bread, according to the Torah.
- You will have a holy convocation on the first day, and you will not be required to perform any menial work.
- However, you must make a burnt offering to the LORD seven days a week; the seventh day is a holy convocation, and you must refrain from performing any menial work.
- Numbers 28:16-25; Leviticus 23:4-8; Deuteronomy 16:1-8; Leviticus 23:4-8; Numbers 28:16-25 ″Sir, we recall what that deceiver said while he was still alive: ‘After three days, I will rise again.’″ Now, on the following day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, saying, ″Sir, we recall what that deceiver said while he was still alive: ‘After three days, I will rise again.’″ As a result, command that the tomb be kept guarded until the third day, lest his followers come in the middle of the night and take him away, falsely telling the people that ″He has risen from the dead,″ and the last deception would be greater than the first.″ ″You have a guard,″ Pilate explained to them.
- ″Go ahead and make it as secure as you possibly can.″ As a result, they accompanied the guard to the tomb and secured it by sealing the stone.
- (Matthew 27:62-66; Mark 10:62-66)
Jewish Weekly Sabbath
- It is possible that if the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread had been observed as a sabbath from Thursday sundown to Friday sundown, and the weekly seventh day sabbath had been observed from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, there would have been no opportunity to visit the tomb, purchase spices, or make preparations for burial during these two days.
- In order to keep it holy, remember the Sabbath day.
- You are to labor for six days and complete all of your job, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God, and you are not to work on it.
- The Sabbath day is sacred and you are not permitted to do any work on it; neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor any stranger who comes within your gates; for in six days Yahweh created the heavens and earth, the sea, and everything in them, and rested on the seventh day; as a result, Yahweh blessed and declared the Sabbath day to be holy.
(See Exodus 20:8-11 and Deuteronomy 5:12-15 for examples.)
- It is possible that if the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread had been observed as a sabbath from Thursday sundown to Friday sundown, and the weekly seventh day sabbath had been observed from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, there would have been no opportunity to visit the tomb, purchase any spices, or make any preparations for burial during these two days.
- In order to keep it pure, remember the Sabbath day.″ Your workdays will be six days long, and you will complete all of your tasks, but the seventh day is set apart as a Sabbath to honor Yahweh your God.
- You, your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, your livestock, and any stranger who enters your gates are not permitted to do any work on the Sabbath day; for in six days, Yahweh created the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them, and rested on the seventh day; as a result, Yahweh blessed and declared the Sabbath day holy.
- (See Exodus 20:8-11 and Deuteronomy 5:12-15 for further information.)
When Did Jesus Die? What Do We Know About the Timeline of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
- One of the most dramatic events in the Bible, if one were to choose one time to characterize as the climax, would be the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- It is the culmination of the Old Testament’s promises and predictions, the apex of history, and the pivotal event around which all subsequent sections of the Bible are defined and organized.
- The death of the Lord Jesus was a watershed point in history that changed and reshaped the course of history.
- Understanding it helps us understand why Easter is essential, as well as why the transition from the law to the grace of Christ occurred.
It becomes clearer and more significant the importance of Jesus’ death and resurrection when one considers what the Gospels have to say about the time of his death and resurrection.Here’s where you can get your FREE Easter Guide.You may have daily words of encouragement emailed to your inbox.Photograph courtesy of Unsplash/Alicia Quan
When Did Jesus Die?
- If one were to choose a single point in the Bible to describe as the climax, the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ would be the most likely contenders for the title.
- It is the culmination of the Old Testament’s promises and predictions, the apex of history, and the pivotal event around which all subsequent sections of the Bible are defined and organized….
- History was rewritten and reinvented at the moment of the death of the Lord Jesus.
- Understanding it helps us understand why Easter is essential, as well as why the movement from the law to the grace of God occurred.
It becomes clearer and more significant the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection when one considers what the Gospels have to say about the time of his death and resurrection.Click here to download your FREE Easter Guide!Get daily words of encouragement emailed to your inbox.Credit: Unsplash/Alicia Quan for the photograph.
What Was the Hour of Jesus’ Death?
- The New Testament provides a detailed timeline of Christ’s arrest, trial, and execution, all of which take place on the same night.
- Jesus had traveled to Jerusalem in order to participate in the Passover celebrations.
- The Lord made His triumphal entry into the city on the Sunday before He was arrested, which is known as the triumphant entry.
- As they passed by, those who came before them and those who followed them cried out, ‘Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ (Matthew 11:9) The conspiracy to capture Jesus came to fruition after several days of preparation in the capital city.In light of the coming Sabbath on the day following Jesus’ death (Mark 15:42), it seems likely that his arrest took place on Thursday evening.In the morning, His crucifixion started at Golgotha, a skull-shaped hill outside the city gates, where He had been tried the previous evening.Understanding the way the Jewish people kept track of time is critical to comprehending the chronology of the crucifixion and its aftermath.The third hour, the sixth hour, and the ninth hour are all mentioned in the Gospels.The time was preserved in accordance with the number of hours that had elapsed since dawn.
- ″And it was the third hour when they crucified him,″ according to Mark 15:25, ″when they crucified him.″ It would have been 9 a.m.
- on the third hour if it had occurred.
- Luke 23:41 records that ″it was now around the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole area until the ninth hour.″ The writer was referring to the time of day.
- It was dark from noon until three in the afternoon, according to the third hour of the day, which was nine o’clock in the morning.
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What Happened When Jesus Died?
- The Crucifixion of Jesus seemed to have elicited a response from the whole planet.
- There was darkness for three hours in the midst of the day, in the middle of the day.
- Additionally, the Gospels state, ″And behold, the curtain of the temple had been ripped in two, from top to bottom.″ There was an earthquake, and the rocks were split,″ he said (Matthew 27:51).
- Many people were taken by surprise by these momentous events.
The veil hung in the temple and was particularly designed to divide the innermost area – the Holy of Holies – from the rest of the building, so that God’s presence could be kept hidden from the public.Humans were unable to stand in the face of a holy and just God due to the nature of their sinfulness.There was no longer a need for the veil after Jesus paid the penalty for mankind’s sin since man may now approach God directly in repentance as a result of his atonement.A significant portion of Jesus’ crucifixion had been foretold in the Old Testament.As recorded in the Gospel of John, both sources note that the Roman soldiers split Jesus’ clothing and cast lots (John 19:23), which was a fulfillment of Psalm 22:17-18.The Bible states in Zechariah 11:12 that, ″I answered them, ‘If you deem it best, give me my wage; but if you don’t, keep it.″ As a result, they compensated me with thirty pieces of silver.″ Judas was the one who fulfilled this prophesy by taking that precise money in exchange for betraying the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Even the manner of the Lord’s death did not quite conform to the traditional Roman crucifixion, but it did fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament in this regard.
- It was a lengthy and agonizing death, and the crucified person’s legs would be shattered in order to speed up the process of his or her death.
- However, according to John 19, Roman troops shattered the bones of the men who were standing close to Jesus, but the Lord had already given up the ghost and was no longer alive.
- The Passover lamb, whose blood was used to protect the Israelites during the final plague in Egypt, was slaughtered on the night God implemented the final plague.
- This acted as a portent for the Lord Jesus, and as a result, His body had to be completely restored as well.
- Specifically, it states in Numbers 9:12, ″They must not leave any part of the lamb until the next morning, and they must not break any of the animal’s bones.″ It was more than simply prophesy that was fulfilled; it was also the realization of imagery and symbolism that was enabled by Scripture.
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When Was Jesus Resurrected?
- Joseph of Arimathea, a religious leader who thought that Jesus was the Messiah, had his tomb built outside of Jerusalem, and it was there that Jesus was put to rest.
- After his death, which happened on a Friday afternoon, Jesus was promptly taken down from the cross and buried with his cousin Joseph in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.
- According to Jewish law and custom, nothing could be done with or to the body on the Sabbath – Saturday – and as a result, the body was buried as soon as possible.
- It is recorded in the Gospels that ″the next day, that is to say, following the preparation day, the top priests and the elders assembled before Pilate″ (Matthew 27:62).
They requested that the Romans guard the tomb of Jesus in order to prevent His disciples from stealing the corpse.The first day of the week was Friday, the day of the Crucifixion.Saturday was the Jewish Sabbath, as well as the second day of the week.This was the third day, which was the day of the resurrection, which is commemorated by Christians as Easter Sunday.Featured image courtesy of Getty Images/Alessandro Photo
Why Do We Celebrate Easter When We Do?
- Following the Sabbath, a group of ladies who had been following Jesus’ ministry made their way to the tomb.
- Some aspects of Jewish burial were unable to be completed because of the speed with which Jesus was laid to rest, and the women were called in to complete some of those processes.
- An angel, on the other hand, met and welcomed them.
- In response, the angel assured them, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are seeking Jesus, who was crucified.’″ He is not present because, as he stated, he has risen from the dead.
″Come, take a look at where he was buried.″ (Matthew 28:4-5; Mark 10:45).Christians celebrate the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ on the same day as the Jewish holiday of Passover, in accordance with the traditions of Passover week, and in recognition of the fact that Jesus died the day before the Sabbath and that the women discovered the empty tomb the day after the Sabbath.Christian Easter is celebrated on a different date every year because it is determined by the lunar calendar, whereas in Judaism, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month o