4 Phenomenal Events that Happened when Jesus Died (Session 12 – Matthew 27:41-52)
“They nailed him on a cross” (John 19:1). He wasn’t the first person to die on a crucifixion; it’s believed that by the time of Christ, the Romans had crucified 30,000 individuals in Palestine alone, according to historical records. He would not be the first to do so. To the contrary, Jesus was the only One who could and did suffer on a cross for the sins of a lost world, “the righteous for the wicked, so he may bring you to God” (Romans 3:25). (1 Pet. 3:18). In order to demonstrate the one-of-a-kindness of Jesus’ death, Matthew narrates four extraordinary incidents that occurred immediately after Jesus died.
According to John MacArthur, these incidents serve as God’s own commentary on the crucifixion.
As a result, “from noon till three o’clock in the afternoon, darkness fell over the entire area” (Mark 15:25), and Jesus was crucified at 9 a.m. (Mark 15:25). (Matt. 27:45). The relevance of this: Darkness is commonly used as a symbol of judgment in the Old Testament (see Amos 5:18; 8:9). Remember that the ninth plague of the exodus event was a three-day period of darkness over the country of Egypt, a darkness that could be felt by the people of Israel (Ex. 10:21-22). Next the plague of darkness, the firstborn sons were killed in the following year (Ex.
- Death was preceded by a period of darkness.
- What is the importance of this?
- The presence of darkness as a manifestation of divine judgment draws attention to the substitutionary aspect of Christ’s sacrifice.
- 3:13; 2 Cor.
This is what happened: “From top to bottom, the curtain of the sanctuary was ripped in half” (Matt. 27:51). The relevance of this: Some Bible scholars believe that this was the curtain that divided the court of the Jews from the court of the Gentiles in the time of Jesus. According to Ephesians 2:14, where Paul claims that Christ has knocked down the dividing wall between Jews and Gentiles, this would make sense in light of the passage. Other Bible scholars, on the other hand, think that this was the curtain that separated the holy of holies from the other portions of the temple in Jerusalem.
Worshipers were never permitted to enter the holy of holies; only the high priest was permitted to do so once a year (Lev.
16). This act of ripping down the temple curtain symbolizes how Christ has made the way to God open for everyone who believes in him. The fact that the curtain was torn from top to bottom indicates that this was the result of divine intervention rather than human effort (see Heb. 9:12; 10:19-20).
What happened was as follows: “The ground trembled, and the rocks broke” (Matt.27:51). The significance:Earthquakes were regular in Palestine, albeit this one was unlike any other that had occurred previously. The timing of the incident, as well as the events that followed, imply that it was a supernatural occurrence. Earthquakes were frequently associated with supernatural revelation or a one-of-a-kind act of God in the Bible. Moses reported that “the entire mountain trembled fiercely” when God came to him on Mount Sinai to deliver him His law (Ex.
Warren Wiersbe draws a connection between the earthquake that occurred during Jesus’ execution and the Sinai event, arguing that the earthquake at Calvary represented the fulfillment of the demands of the law in Christ.
Because of the earthquake, according to Stuart Weber, it symbolized “the magnitude of the ‘earth-shaking’ upheaval that had just taken place with the tearing of the iron curtain.” (From the Holman New Testament Commentary)
The Dead Raised
This is what happened: “Many bodies of saints who had fallen asleep were revived from their tombs,” according to the account (Matt. 27:52). The significance: It is believed that the earthquake was the catalyst for the opening of the tombs in this location. The miracle consisted of the resurrection of a large number of saints from the dead. These would have been saints from the Old Testament. This evidence of Jesus’ victory over death is shown through these resurrections. Their resurrection serves as a foretaste of what will occur at the end of time, namely the last resurrection of which Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 4:16: “the dead in Christ shall rise from the grave” (see also 1 Cor.
As a result, they represent the hope that all believers have as a result of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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Quake Reveals Day of Jesus’ Crucifixion
According to the New Testament, Jesus was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, 33 A.D., according to the historical record. The most recent analysis, which was published in the journal International Geology Review, was focused on earthquake activity near the Dead Sea, which is located 13 miles from the Israeli capital of Jerusalem. The earthquake that occurred at the crucifixion is mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27: “And after Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.” The temple’s curtain was split in half from top to bottom at that same time.
To better understand earthquake activity in the region, geologists Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences examined three cores taken from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa, which is located adjacent to the Dead Sea.
In the sediments, varves, which are annual layers of deposition, reveal that the core was affected by at least two major earthquakes: a widespread earthquake that occurred in 31 B.C.
Specifically, Williams noted that the latter time happened during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and during the era when the earthquake in the Gospel of Matthew is factually restricted.” It is known with a good degree of clarity when the crucifixion (also known as Good Friday) took place, according to him.
However, the year has been a source of contention. In terms of textual indications concerning the date of the crucifixion, Williams cited a Nature research written by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington that was published in 2011. Williams provided the following summary of their work:
- All four gospels, as well as Tacitus’ Annals (XV,44), agree that the crucifixion took place during Pontius Pilate’s tenure as procurator of Judea, which lasted from 26 to 36 AD. Every one of the four gospels claims that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Each of the four gospels agrees that Jesus died a few hours before sunset on Friday, marking the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath. It appears that Jesus died before nightfall on the 14th day of Nisan
- This would have been just in time to begin serving the Passover meal. John’s gospel, however, differs from the synoptic accounts, apparently indicating that Jesus died before nightfall on the 15th day of Nisan
- This would have been just in time to begin serving the Passover meal.
Taking into account information from the Jewish calendar and astronomical calculations, the researchers were able to come up with a number of plausible dates, with Friday, April 3, 33 AD, being the most accurate match, according to the researchers. For the sake of simplicity, Williams and his team acknowledge that the seismic activity associated with the crucifixion could refer to “an earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion and was in effect ‘borrowed’ by the author of the Gospel of Matthew, and a local earthquake between 26 and 36 A.D.
Williams is looking at another another natural occurrence that might be connected with the crucifixion – the occurrence of darkness.
Such darkness, according to him, may have been brought on by a dust storm.
Discovery News contributed the information for this article.
Lost body hypothesis – Wikipedia
This is a sub-article of the article “Jesus’ death and resurrection.” TheLost Body Hypothesis seeks to explain the empty tomb of Jesus by a naturally occurring phenomenon rather than through resurrection, deception, theft, or coma, as has been suggested by other theories. On Resurrection Day, only the Gospel of Matthew (28:2) refers to a “big earthquake,” which is described as “a huge earthquake.” The earthquake that occurred prior to the Crucifixion was accompanied by darkness, rock cracking, and the opening of tombs (Matth.
In this sense, a break in the rock can explain why the tomb was empty on the day of the resurrection.
Matthew may be alluding to the seismic events in verse 12:40, which describes the Son of Man descending for three days into the heart of the earth, similar to how Jonah spent three days in the belly of the whale.
The events of Jesus’ death and resurrection were represented by the image of a grain of wheat falling to the ground in both John’s Gospel (12:24) and Paul’s Letters (1 Cor.15:36).
According to Johann Christian Edelmann, a radical German rationalist and spiritualist, in hisConfession of Faith(1746), the Matthean earthquake had buried the body, and as a result, it was no longer there to be found. Edelmann linked his theory of a missing body with a spiritual interpretation of Jesus’ resurrection.
According to the last situation, which only Matthew states, I concede that the corpse of Lord Jesus in his burial may have been buried in an undiscovered manner, making it impossible to find it anyplace else.
In his article, The Fifth Gospel (1913), the Austrian spiritualist R.J.L.Steiner described what his “clairvoyant consciousness” perceived as an earthquake that hid the body of Jesus: “That earthquake shook the tomb in which Jesus’ body lay – and the stone that had been placed before the tomb was ripped away and a crevice opened in the ground and the body fell onto the crevice.” As a result of the additional vibrations, the earth closed over the fissure.
And when the people arrived in the morning, they found the tomb empty, for the ground had taken Jesus’ corpse; the stone, on the other hand, had remained apart from the tomb.” In his book Christliche Dogmatik (Christian Dogmatics), published in 1925, the German theologian R.
Historicity of the Matthean earthquake
A historical but local Judean event, according to Origen, was the cause of the Matthean earthquake, as explained by him. A widespread earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has been established to have occurred between 26 and 36 AD, during the period of Jesus Christ. After a thorough investigation, the authors concluded that plausible candidates include an earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion and was in effect ‘borrowed’ by the author of the Gospel of Matthew, and a local earthquake between 26 and 36 AD that was sufficiently energetic to deform the sediments at Ein Gedibut not sufficiently energetic to produce a still extant and extra-biblical historical record.
They also suggested that Assuming the third and final hypothesis is correct, it would follow that the narrative of an earthquake in the Gospel of Matthew represents a form of allegory of some sort.
- The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
- The vision theory, the stolen body hypothesis, the swoon hypothesis, and the historical Jesus are all possibilities. Jesus’ historical existence
- A tomb that is devoid of everything
- Perspectives on Jesus from various religious traditions
- Matt. 28:2
- Matt. 27:51
- Dale C. Allison, Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition And Its Interpreters (2005), p.204
- Matthew 12:40
- John 12:24
- 1 Corinthians 15:36
- Johann Christoph Edelmann, “Abgenöthigtes, jedoch Andern nicht wieder aufgenöthigtes Glaubens-Bekenntniß”, (1746), p.196, translation of the German text
- R. Steiner (2012). An earthquake that occurred in the Dead Sea during the first century. entire article from the International Geology Review
The Miracle of the Opened Graves
The ground trembled, the rocks cracked, and the tombs burst into flames. Matt. 27:51–52 (KJV) The miracle of the noon darkness is the first of six miracles that took place during Jesus’ crucifixion and death (Matthew 27:45). In this way, the divine procession of signs that preceded the death of Jesus Christ is proclaimed as having begun. Next followed the mysterious shredding of the temple curtain from top to bottom, which lasted for several minutes. The earthquake and breaking of the rocks (v.
- Some of these miracles took place in the sky, while others took place underneath the surface of the earth.
- Throughout history, miracle after miracle has revealed the significance and purpose of our Savior’s agony in a unique and personal way.
- The opening of the graves, the fourth of the Calvary miracles, will be discussed in this section.
- It is the culmination of all of the past miracles, while also foreshadowing the miracles that would come after them.
- “ When Jesus screamed out in a loud voice for the third time, he surrendered his spirit.” In that instant, the temple’s curtain was ripped in half from top to bottom.
It is said in Matthew 27:50–52 that “the bodies of many saintly individuals who had died were brought to life.” The earthquake plainly demonstrated that the tombs were opened as a result of the disaster, as can be seen in the photographs.
The earthquake would have been at its most powerful near its epicenter, which was the scene of Jesus’ shocking death, therefore it would have been the most devastating.
It is critical to note the location where these resurrections took place.
Another clue that these tombs were close to Jerusalem is provided by the fact that when the saints were resurrected, they went straight to the city of Jerusalem (Matthew 27:53).
This may be inferred from the evident relationship between the two phrases “the rocks split” and “the tombs broke open,” which are both in the same sentence.
The reason for this is because there is a big difference between the two of them.
The fracturing of the rocks did not, in and of itself, portend anything bad about the future.
The earthquake, as an event, was more than just a means to open the tombs; it was also a miracle in and of itself, having its own unique significance.
Similarly to how the earthquake was an instantaneous outcome of Christ’s scream of victory from the cross, this explosion occurred as a result of the earthquake.
The graves were uncovered at the moment of Christ’s death.
It is recorded in three gospels that Jesus yelled out loudly (Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46), and the gospel of John records that Jesus stated, “It is completed,” at that point. Christ had completed His mission to bring us back into right relationship with God.
Is Jesus’ Crucifixion Reflected in Soil Deposition?
According to a geological study, the earthquake described by Matthew occurred. Staff of the Biblical Archaeology Society The 4th of June, 201211 Comments13788 views During Jesus’ crucifixion, according to the Gospel of Matthew, there was an earthquake. The Biblical earthquake, according to sediment disturbances described in a recent publication in the International Geology Review, may have occurred, and the crucifixion may have occurred on a certain day. James Jacques Tissot’s painting is on display.
- *According to the newest edition of International Geology Review, a new analysis of cores and seismic activity around the Dead Sea published in the journal International Geology Review*may give scientific evidence for the event recounted in Matthew 27.
- CET “Then Jesus cried out again, this time with a loud voice, and he breathed his last,” Matthew 27:50-54 says.
- The earth trembled, and the rocks began to crack.
- Following his resurrection, they emerged from the graves and entered the holy city, where they appeared to a large number of people.
- Williams, Markus J.
- Brauer studied sediment depositions to identify two earthquakes: a big earthquake in 31 BCE and a lesser earthquake between 26 and 36 CE.
“Plausible candidates” include the earthquake reported in the Gospel of Matthew, an earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion and was in effect “borrowed” by the author of the Gospel of Matthew, and a local earthquake between 26 and 36 AD that was sufficiently energetic to deform the sediments at Ein Gedi but not sufficiently energetic to produce a still extant and extra-biblical historical record.
The narrative of an earthquake in the Gospel of Matthew, if it turns out to be authentic, would indicate that the event is a form of allegory.” Expert Bible scholars and archaeologists provide in-depth study and comments on the Resurrection of Jesus in our free eBookEaster: Exploring the Resurrection of Jesus.
The geologists compared their findings to Biblical information, which included the chronology of Pontius Pilate’s reign, the Gospels’ accounts of the crucifixion taking place on a Friday evening, and the Synoptic Gospel account that Jesus died just before Passover on the 15th day of Nisan, among other things.
While there are no direct existing archaeological artifacts connected to Jesus’ crucifixion, the changes in soil deposition may be a result of the earthquake recounted by Matthew, which may have caused the disturbances.
Are you interested in learning more about the Roman crucifixion through archaeology? Learn more about the Crucified Man by reading Hershel Shanks’ “Scholars’ Corner: New Analysis of the Crucified Man,” which was published in Biblical Archaeology Review and is now available in Bible History Daily.
*Williams, Jefferson B., Markus J. Schwab, and A. Brauer are co-authors on this paper. “An earthquake in the Dead Sea that occurred in the first century AD,” International Geology Review, Volume 54, Issue 10, 2012. **”The Day of Jesus’ Crucifixion Is Believed to Have Been Set.” New discoveries are made every day at Discovery News. *** Update: When asked about the internet attention given to the geological research, geologist Jefferson Williams reacted to Bible History Daily with a response. As a result of his remarks, Bible History Daily has revised the post, and we have copied a piece of his statement below that explains the first report (you can read the complete response in the comments area below): I am the principal author of the study publication, and I believe that the original Discovery Article significantly distorted our findings.
The article examined Earthquake Geology, with particular emphasis on how we arrived at the date of this earthquake (31 AD +/- 5 years) and other aspects of the event.
A study by Humphreys and Waddington was utilized to compare our earthquake date with the time period around the Crucifixion, as well as the two years most usually mentioned, which were 30AD and 33AD, respectively.
We are not New Testament scholars, and we made no attempt to supplement the text with other evidence in order to determine an accurate date.
The Day the Earth Trembled
CBN.com- Paid in Full is an excerpt from the book. During the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, the historians Phlegon, Thaddus, and Julius Africanus all made reference to a blanket of darkness that blanketed the planet. Critics of the Bible have attempted to explain away this supernatural darkness by claiming that it was caused by a solar eclipse, which they claim is false. This is not conceivable, however, because the Passover fell on a full moon, which makes it impossible. Approximately six hours before sundown, the Bible tells us that the sky began to darken (seeMatthew 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:45).
- A large number of spotless lambs were sacrificed in the temple courts during those hours of darkness – one lamb was slaughtered for every Israeli family during those hours of darkness, in fact (unless, of course, the household was too small).
- It was a terrifying experience.
- His mission has been completed!
- What Matthew tells us after that is just incredible!
- This word is most frequently translated as “behold” in the King James Version.
- This wordidou conveys the emotions of surprise, awe, and wonder.
Is it possible to believe it?
The fact that Matthew wrote about this occurrence several years after the fact shows that he was still as taken aback by what happened that day as he was when it happened.
The second curtain was only opened once a year, during the Festival of Atonement, and only the high priest was permitted to pass through it.
According to one ancient Jewish literature, the veil was so thick that it required 300 priests to move or control it.
Caiaphas, the high priest, was standing at his post in the inner court of the temple, concluding the sacrifices of the immaculate Passover lambs at the same time Jesus took His last breath on the cross at Golgotha.
“It is completed!” shouted Jesus at the same time that he spoke, “It is finished!” There was an unexplainable, perplexing supernatural incident that occurred inside the temple in Jerusalem, miles distant from the site of Golgotha.
That veil ripping and torn must have been deafeningly loud as it ripped and tore, starting at the apex and continuing all the way down to the floor.
You can imagine how astonished Caiaphas must have been when he heard the tearing sounds coming from inside the temple and then saw as the veil was split in half, leaving two parts of the once-massive curtain laying crumpled to his right and left, respectively.
To explain further, as Jesus was hoisted up on the Cross, that Cross was transformed into the eternal mercy seat, upon which the blood of the ultimate Sacrifice was sprinkled.
God Himself, in response to this, tore the curtain of the temple in half, revealing that the door to the Holy of Holies was now open to everyone who came to Him through the shed blood of Jesus!
Jesus’ death was such a spectacular occurrence that it elicited a response from the entire world.
In the English language, the word “earth” refers to the entire globe of the planet.
It is noteworthy to remember that Origen, the early Christian leader, recalled that there were “great earthquakes” around the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.
During His existence on this world, the seas followed Him; water changed to wine at His command; fishes and loaves multiplied at His touch; the atoms in water solidified so He could walk across it; and the wind hushed when He spoke to it.
The world shook, trembled, and shivered at the death of its Creator, for it instantly realized its loss.
The second term that might have been used for “rocks” is the wordlithos, which meantsmall stones.
The word “rent” isschidzo, meaningto rend,to rip,to violently tear asunder, orto horribly fracture.
It helps me appreciate all over again the enormous significance of the death of Jesus Christ!
The Holy of Holies, a location reserved exclusively to the high priest once a year, has suddenly become open and accessible to all of us!
This is why Hebrews 10:19,22 reads, “Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.… Please come near to us with a real heart and complete confidence of faith, and let us do so with our hearts washed from an evil conscience.” The door to the Holy of Holies has been flung open for us to enter freely.
- Jesus died for us so that we may “.approach boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may get mercy, and find grace to assist us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
- He has fulfilled His responsibilities.
- How to dedicate your life to Christ is as follows: 1.
- Through prayer, acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and make a commitment to devote your life in His service the rest of your life.
- It is my belief that You died on the cross to atone for my sins and resurrected from the tomb to offer me new life.
- Please forgive me, improve my life, and teach me how to get to know You better.
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Jesus ‘died on Friday, April 3, 33AD’ claims study that matches crucifixion to earthquake mentioned in gospel
Published on: |Revised on: According to an inquiry, Jesus died on Friday, April 3, 33AD, as a result of an earthquake, which was confirmed by other sources. According to the International Geology Review, the inquiry examined earthquake activity in the area surrounding the Dead Sea, which is approximately 13 miles from Jerusalem. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, as Jesus was dying on the cross, an earthquake rocked the surrounding countryside, scattering tombs and causing the sky to go pitch black.
1500) To determine the most plausible date for Jesus’ death, experts examined scriptural evidence, geological records, and astronomical data.
A team led by Supersonic Geophysical’s Jefferson Williams and colleagues from Germany’s German Research Center for Geosciences examined soil samples collected from the beach of Ein Gedi Spa, which is located near the Dead Sea.
A significant earthquake is known to have occurred in 31BC, and a second earthquake has been identified, which must have occurred between 26AD and 36AD, according to historical records.
Suddenly, the temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth trembled, and the rocks were split; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had lain in tombs rose from their graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to a great number of people.
While the day and date of Jesus’ crucifixion are known with reasonable certainty, the year has been called into question, according to the historian.
- All four gospels, as well as Tacitus’ Annals (XV,44), agree that the crucifixion took place during Pontius Pilate’s tenure as procurator of Judea, which lasted from 26 to 36 AD. Every one of the four gospels claims that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Each of the four gospels agrees that Jesus died a few hours before sunset on Friday, marking the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath. Christ’s death, according to the three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), took just before dusk on the 14th of Nisan, just before the commencement of the Passover dinner. As opposed to the ‘Synoptic Gospels,’ the gospel of John has information that appears to indicate that Jesus died on the 15th of Nisan, before the time of sunset.
According to the experts, when these indications are paired with information from the Jewish calendar and astronomy, they show that Friday, April 3, 33 AD, is the most likely match. Evidence buried beneath the Dead Sea’s shoreline can be used to determine when and where earthquakes occurred there. In addition, three of the four canonical gospels state that it was dark from noon to 3 p.m.
on the day after the crucifixion, which may lend credibility to this argument. Williams told Discovery that this may have been produced by a dust storm, and he is currently digging through soil samples to see if he can uncover any proof of this as well as the other possibility.
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Chapters 1-8 have a musical accompaniment of 50 minutes. And when Jesus cried out in a loud voice for the third time, he surrendered his spirit. 51 The temple’s curtain was split in half from top to bottom at that same time. The ground trembled, the rocks split52, and the tombs shattered open as a result. – The Book of Matthew, Chapter 27 Is it true that there was an earthquake on the day of Jesus’ death? My name is Jefferson Williams, and I’d like to introduce myself. In my professional life, I am a geologist who has been researching Dead Sea seismites since 1999.
- In the course of researching seismites, I’ve also been attempting to find an answer to that issue.
- To view a satellite image, please visit this page.
- In normal circumstances, sediments build up in the Dead Sea layer by layer, resulting in a continuously increasing thickness of Dead Sea mud.
- The seismite identified as Event B in the diagram below occurred in 31 BC.
XIX) While he was avenging himself on his enemies, another providential calamity befell him: in the seventh year of his reign, when the war around Actium was at its height, the earth was shaken at the beginning of spring, destroying an enormous number of cattle and thirty thousand men; but the army was unharmed because it had taken up position in the open air.
Following that, there are a couple of aftershocks.
What happened when Jesus died? The curtain and the earthquake
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Jesus died around 3 p.m. on the day of his death. This was precisely the time period during which the Jews assassinated the Passover Lamb in the temple. [The temple was a particular edifice in Jerusalem where the Jews gathered to worship God and express their gratitude to him. The Passover Lamb was a young sheep that was sacrificed. The Jews sacrificed the lamb as a reminder to themselves that God had saved their people. They had been forced to work as slaves in Egypt. God, on the other hand, set them free.
- This period of time is equally significant to us.
- In addition, the curtain of the Temple was torn at the same time.
- Protected the most significant area of the Temple, this curtain was made of gold (Matthew 27:51).
- God loves us like a father loves his children.
- This was made possible through Jesus.
- It was also at this time that the whole earth trembled.
- They were seen by a large number of individuals.
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Is there historical evidence that supports the occurrence of the darkness and earthquake at the time of the death of Jesus? – Evidence for Christianity
After Jesus died, according to a passage in the Bible, there was a darkness and an earthquake, which I found interesting. Is there any historical documentation of persons having witnessed this event?
We have very little information on what happened in the ancient world, which is something that many people fail to realize and acknowledge. There are entire decades of Roman history that we know nothing about, and we are only beginning to learn about them. It would be extremely extraordinary and a tremendous surprise if we were to find an external record that confirmed the darkness around Jesus at the time of his crucifixion. But the odd thing about this is that we actually have a record of a pagan Roman who spoke of the darkness around the time of Jesus’ death.
- We know what he said because of a Christian historian named Julius Africanus who lived in the third century.
- He published a three-volume dissertation on world history.
- Africanus was of the opinion that Thallus was incorrect, and that there was no eclipse at that time.
- There was no solar eclipse in Palestine at any point at or even near to the period of Jesus’ crucifixion.
- As previously stated, it is unclear if Thallus’ reply demonstrates that the darkness occurred.
- Luke’s gospel does not mention this episode until at least a decade later.
- As Christian believers, we are not startled by this, yet the fact that it is true may be crucial in bringing non-believers to trust in Jesus.
At the Crucifixion of Jesus
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Jesus passed them.
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Jesus, Son of God, you are my strength!
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