What Hour Was Jesus Crucified? Resolving an Apparent Bible Contradiction
- As recorded in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus was crucified around 3 o’clock in the afternoon (Mark 15:25).
- The Gospel of John, on the other hand, claims that Pilate sentenced Jesus to death on the cross at ″around the sixth hour″ (John 19:14).
- When I collaborated with Andreas Köstenberger and Alexander Stewart on a book about language, we discussed what was going on here and why this was not a contraction.
- In order to address this question, we must first revisit some fundamental concepts regarding how ″time″ was seen in the first-century Mediterranean society.
- The danger is that we will become anachronistic and will import or insist on degrees of detail that were not in use at the time of the original context.
How Jews Understood Time in the Day and Night
- First and foremost, we must keep in mind that we, in the Western world, are exceedingly time sensitive, and we keep track of the passage of time down to the second. However, as Johnny V. Miller points out, time notations from the time of Christ and prior were extremely erratic, having little or no similarity to the modern idea of timeliness and were often inaccurate. Sundials were not often used in the first century, and there was no time unit smaller than the ″hour″ that was widely accepted. Second, Jews believed that a day consisted of 12 hours, from sunrise to sunset, and that this indicated the length of a day. According to Jesus’ rhetorical question to his followers, ″Are there not twelve hours in the day?″ (See also John 11:9). Third, Jews used to split the day into three halves using three reference points. Throughout Jesus’ parable of the vineyard and the laborers, he refers to the ″third hour,″ ″the sixth hour,″ and the ″ninth hour″ (Matt. 20:1-9)
- in the parable of the ten virgins and the ten sons, he alludes to the ″third hour,″ ″the sixth hour,″ and the ″ninth hour.″
- These were common time references for, respectively, the middle of the morning, the middle of the day, and the middle of the afternoon.
- All four crucifixion stories, Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:25, and Mark 15:33, and Luke 23:44, and John 19:14, have these as the only time markers. Fifth and last, we see something that is similar to how a first-century Roman or Jew might perceive the nighttime sky. When addressing his approaching return, Jesus instructs his followers to remain vigilant since ″you do not know when the owner of the house will come, whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning″ (Mark 13:35). From sunset until dawn, ″night″ is split into four watches, each of which is represented by a different color: evening, midnight, rooster-crow, and daybreak.
Kevin Lipp created the following excellent graphic assistance for us:
What Is Going on in Mark 15:25 and John 19:14?
- When we come to a passage like Mark 15:25, it is probably best to understand the expression ″the third hour″ not as a precise reference to 9 a.m., but rather as an approximate reference to midmorning—from 7:30 or 8 a.m.
- until 10 or 10:30 a.m.
- When we come to a passage like Mark 15:25, it is probably best to understand the expression ″the third hour″ not as a precise reference to 9 a.m., but as Similarly, the ″sixth hour″ might refer to any period between 10:30 a.m.
- and 11 a.m.
- and 1 p.m.
- or 1:30 p.m.
or later.Note that the ″hours″ were only rough estimations of the sun’s location in a quadrant of the sky, so keep that in mind.If the sentence was delivered at 10:30 a.m.and two witnesses were to look at the sun in the sky, one may round down to ″about the third hour″ and the other could round up to ″about the sixth hour,″ depending on other factors they would want to emphasize during the sentencing (for example, if John wants to highlight in particular the length of the proceedings and that the final verdict concerning the Lamb of God is not far off from the noontime slaughter of lambs for the Sabbath dinner of Passover week).At the end of the day, there is no final contradiction, especially given the fact that John provides an estimate (″approximately″) of something that was never intended to be accurate to begin with.
When was Jesus crucified?
- When it gets close to noon on the day before the Passover dinner Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, which was still early in the morning; and they did not enter the Praetorium themselves so that they would not be defiled and might instead partake of the Passover meal.
- Text 1: John 18:28 New American Standard Bible 14 It was the sixth hour of the sixth day of preparation for the Passover, and it was the day of preparation for the Passover.
- ″Behold, your King!″ he said to the assembled Jews.
- As a result, they chanted, ″Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!″ ″Do you want me to crucify your King?″ Pilate inquired of them.
- As a response, the leading priests said, ″We have no sovereign save Caesar.″ 16 In order to avoid being crucified himself, he gave Him up to the Romans.
- John 19:14-16 (NASB) – text number two On the day following the Passover dinner, at mid-morning When the Passover lamb was being slain on the first day of Unleavened Bread, His disciples asked Him, ″Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?″ He replied, ″Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?″ Mark 14:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) – text 3.
It was the third hour when they nailed Him on the cross.Mark 15:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB) – text 4.After all, it was the preparation day, which is to say, the day before The Sabbath, and it was already late in the evening.Mark 15:42 New American Standard Bible (NASB) – text 5 SAB 341 Contradictions are present.There are two issues.Two issues are at issue—the time and day on which Jesus was crucified—and there are two issues with the time of his death.
In the gospels of John and Mark, these two claims appear to be in direct conflict with one another.The hour of Jesus’ crucifixion and death has arrived.In the Gospel of John, we read about Jesus’ punishment at the sixth hour – text 2.In Mark’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion, we read about the third hour – passage 4.The crucifixion took place on this day.According to the Gospel of John, Jesus was executed on the same day that the Pharisees wished to celebrate the Passover.
In order to avoid getting unclean for the Passover that evening, they didn’t want to go into Pilate’s castle as a result (text 1).That day was also known as the Day of Preparation for the Feast of the Passover (text 2).However, we learn from Mark that Jesus and his followers had already eaten the Passover the night before they were arrested (text 3).The burning question of the day When Jesus asked, ″Are there not twelve hours in the day?″ there was a popular manner of indicating time that counted the 12 hours of daylight from dawn (about 6 a.m.
our time) until sunset.(See also John 11:9).Of course, there was the added requirement of keeping track of the hours at night.
The critic appears to have the bizarre presumption that everyone slept at night in ancient times and that there was no need to keep track of the hours at that time.It was decided to count six hours for the first part of the night (from sunset to midnight; see Acts 23:23) and another six hours after midnight (until sunset) for the second half of the night (until sunset; see Acts 23:23).It was the sixth hour, which was at the end of the night, at dawn, or in the early morning, according to John 18:28, which is the Greek word prooi, which means ″early morning.″ This marked the conclusion of the fourth night watch (which lasted three hours till daybreak), which was the time period during which day laborers were engaged at the markets (Matth.
20:1).The sixth hour was at the end of a period of one hour, and it was numbered as each hour was.As a result, the sixth hour of (the latter part of) the night represented the zeroth hour of the day, and because this was clearly not an appropriate use of language, the sixth hour (6 a.m.) was referred to as the conclusion of the night and the beginning of the day instead.Jesus was brought before Pilate very early in the morning while it was still dark outside, at the start of the fourth (final) night watch of three hours, when it was still dark outside (John 18:28).Towards the end of the night and the beginning of the next day, Jesus was sentenced to death by hanging (6 a.m.) According to historical evidence, Jesus was examined by Pilate and Herod three hours before daybreak (Jesus refused to answer Herod’s questions) and that he returned to Pilate for the final sentence at the start of the next day, all within three hours before daybreak.The third hour (the crucifixion, according to Mark 15:25) begins at 9 a.m.
It took three hours after the sentence was delivered at 6 a.m.before the crucifixion could take place.A number of preparations had to be made, including the arrest of two criminals, the completion of essential paperwork, a second mocking of Jesus (Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-20), the journey to the cross, which was delayed, and the crucifixion.Many academics believe that in 19:14, John obeyed a particular Roman time signal that was given to him.For example, from midnight to noon, tally the hours from 1 to 12 from midnight to noon, and then 12 hours till midnight (just as we count).However, there are two arguments opposing this point of view: (1) According to John 11:9, he appears to be using the common time indicator, and (2) the other time indications in John’s Gospel do not appear to be following this so-called Roman time indication.
The lack of the word zeroth hour of the day in John 19:14 appears to be the source of the problem in the verse.See the following article: When was Jesus crucified, and what year was it?The time is 9.00 a.m.Crucifixion is a type of execution that takes place on a cross (Mark 15:25, third hour) 12.00 p.m.
- to 3.00 p.m.
- a time of darkness (Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44, sixth – ninth hour) a time of darkness 3 p.m.
- is the time.
- Jesus is killed (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34, ninth hour) The question of the day is as follows: In order to answer this issue, we must first recognize that there were two Seder evenings, both of which were referred to as Passover.
- The following evening, John continued his recounting of the first Seder evening (John 13-17).
- The people living in and around Jerusalem feasted on the lamb that had been slain this evening (evening 14 Nisan after daytime of 13 Nisan).
John, on the other hand, cites the second Seder evening of 15 Nisan (John 18:28), which occurs after the afternoon of 14 Nisan.On the second Seder evening, no lamb was served; instead, only unleavened bread was served.The 15th of Nisan was a Festival Sabbath, and the 14th of Nisan was the day of Israel’s escape from Egypt, but neither day was a day of rest (Sabbath).A complete celebration week (of Unleavened Bread) followed following the second Seder evening, and this is still the norm in Jewish culture today after the second Seder evening.This week was (and continues to be) referred to as ″Passover Week.″ This week began (begins) with an additional Sabbath, a day of rest, to make up for the previous week’s absence.This Sabbath day (15 Nisan, Leviticus 23:6) fell immediately after the day of 14 Nisan, which served as a day of preparation for the Sabbath (for the Festival Sabbath, John 19:14, 31).
|13 NisanWednesday||14 NisanThursday||15 NisanFriday||16 NisanSaturday||17 NisanSunday|
|Preparation for the Passover meal, Seder evening||Preparation for the second Seder evening (also named Passover) and for the extra SabbathCrucifixion and burial||Extra Sabbath for week of unleavened bread (Feast of Passover)||Normal Sabbath||First day of the week.Resurrection at sunrise|
|Day 1 in grave (partly)||Night 1 and Day 2 in grave||Night 2 and Day 3 in grave||Night 3 in grave|
- When taking a look at the big picture, it becomes evident that there is no conflict.
- There are actually two periods of preparation:– on the 13th of Nisan for the first Seder evening (Passover),– on the 14th of Nisan for the Festival Sabbath on the 15th of Nissan (a.
- second Seder evening), the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread; and– on the 15th of Nissan for the Festival Sabbath on the 15th of Nissan (a.
- second Seder evening), the beginning of the Feast of Unle (also named Passover).
According to the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke as well as John, the 14th of Nisan was, indeed, the day of the crucifixion.There are no contradictions.Additionally Traditionally, the day of the crucifixion is fixed on the 14th of Nisan, a Friday, so that the Feast of Unleavened Bread does not fall on the Extra Sabbath of that day.This counting does not correspond to Jesus’ statements that he would be in the grave for three days and three nights, as he had stated.In such situation, there are just two days and two nights left: The burial will take place on Friday evening.Saturday (the Sabbath) |
evening ↑ Resurrection.It does not appear to be suitable to determine the year of Jesus’ crucifixion by answering the issue of what year the 15th and 16th of Nisan were two Sabbaths in consecutive sequence (one Great Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, John 19:31; and a normal Sabbath therafter).We simply do not know how the months of the Jewish calendar were set throughout the period of the New Testament; were they established in the same manner that our calendar is fixed today?
Which Day was Jesus Crucified?
- Another point of contention that Dr.
- Ehrman frequently raises is the question of ″What day was Jesus crucified?″ This is a highly intricate subject, which Dr.
- Ehrman goes into great detail about in his book.
- The Synoptic Gospels — Matthew, Mark, and Luke – all depict Jesus as having been crucified on Friday, according to their accounts.
- Ehrman contends that John truly alters the course of the day.
It is his contention that John intends to depict Jesus killed not on Friday after the Passover feast, but rather on Thursday before the Passover dinner.It is his contention that John is attempting to represent Jesus as having been killed at the same time that the Passover lambs were being slain.As a result, because the lambs were being killed on Thursday, according to tradition, John’s Gospel wishes to have Jesus’ crucifixion take place on the same day.To support his claim that John and the Synoptics are at odds with one another, Dr.Ehrman cites a number of biblical passages.However, there are some grounds to feel that Dr.
Ehrman is reading much too much into the text itself in this case.The author examines the depiction of the Last Supper in John 13, and says, ″Where is the description of the Passover meal?″ There is no mention of the Passover dinner in the text.Essentially, it appears to be a typical lunch, with Jesus washing the feet of his followers.″ However, what Dr.Ehrman fails to acknowledge is that John may have had valid reasons for not presenting the entire topic of the Passover supper in his sermon.It’s possible that he wished to tell items that weren’t included in the Synoptic Gospels.There is ample reason to believe that John was familiar with the Synoptic Gospels.
He would not have been interested in just retelling the same narrative over and over again.As a result, it appears that John was particularly interested in Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet at that supper.Just because he leaves out some details does not imply that there is a conflict.Authors are unable to express all.
By definition, all historical accounts are selective in their information and conclusions.As a result, the fact that John does not include any talks on the lunch does not constitute a contradiction.″The day of preparation,″ as Dr.
Ehrman refers to it, is a word that he coined.On the other hand, he contends that John is presenting Jesus’ death as occurring on the day of Passover preparation, when the Passover lambs were being readied for the dinner.However, the phrase ″the day of preparation″ is not normally interpreted in this manner.
It is really fairly common to refer to ″Friday″ as ″the day of preparation,″ which is the day of preparation for the Sabbath rather than for the Passover feast.In fact, John affirms that this is the case.It was planned to take Jesus’ corpse down from the crucifixion in John 19 due to the fact that the following day was a Sabbath.We might infer from this that, like the Synoptic Gospels, John records Jesus’ crucifixion on Friday afternoon.Those who wish to discover a contradiction can do so by delving further and deeper into the text.When students understand how ancient historiography works and go deeper into the text, they find that John and the Synoptics are actually quite close to one another in terms of historical accuracy.
Does John Disagree with Mark About What Day Jesus was Crucified?
- According to noted agnostic New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman, the Gospels cannot be relied upon as genuine eyewitness accounts since they are replete with discrepancies. The fact that Jesus was crucified is at the very heart of the Gospel message. However, according to Bart, the evangelists are unable to agree on the precise day on which Jesus died. During his argument with William Lane Craig, Ehrman brought up this point of contention. ″ You come up with some significant differences. Take, for example, the death of Jesus. What day did Jesus die, exactly.? Do you believe he died the day before Passover dinner was served, as John expressly states, or that he died after the meal was served, as Mark explicitly states?″ The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Is There Historical Evidence for It? The Craig-Ehrman Debate took place in March 2006. Let’s take a deeper look at the passages that are being discussed: As recorded in Mark 14:12, ″And on the first day of Unleavened Bread,″ after they had slain the Passover lamb, his disciples asked him, ″Where would you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?″ He replied, ″Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?″ (The Last Supper takes place shortly after.)
- When Jesus is condemned to death, John 19:14 says, ″Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover.″ (describes the event in which Jesus is condemned to death).
- On the surface, it appears that there is an obvious inconsistency in this situation.
- According to the Gospel of Mark, the Last Supper takes place on the first day of the festival of Passover.
- Jesus is taken into custody that night and crucified the following day, which would have been the first day of Passover at the time.
- However, according to the Gospel of John, the crucifixion took place on the day of preparation for the Passover, which was the previous day.
- Is that, however, what he really says?
What John actually says
- It is not stated in the Gospel of John that it was the day of preparation for the Passover.
- No, he claims that it was the day before the preparations for Passover were underway.
- Mark even employs the same phrase, but unlike John, he takes the time to clarify what it means to his Gentile readers.
- Since it was the preparation day (i.e.
- the day before the Sabbath), Mark 15:42 states that ″evening had already arrived.″ So the ‘preparation’ refers to preparing for the Sabbath, correct?
- Let us examine John 19:31 in further detail: Because it being Friday, the Jews petitioned Pilate to have their legs broken and that their corpses be carried away because it was Friday, the day of preparation, and so that the bodies would not stay on the cross on Saturday (because Saturday was a high day on the Jewish calendar).
Consequently, John essentially agrees with Mark that it was the day before the Sabbath, and this is what he understands by ‘preparation.’″ There isn’t any ambiguity in this situation.
- Sabbath was a high day, which means that it fell during the week of Passover, according to the Gospel of John.
- However, there is another factor to consider.
- Skeptics have been eager to bring out John 18:28, which appears to imply that Passover had already occurred in the first century.
- To summarize the text, ″Then they carried Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter the Praetorium so that they would not be soiled, but may eat the Passover.″ To ensure that they might eat the Passover without becoming ritually unclean, they avoided attending Gentile courts.
- Consequently, John appears to be categorically stating that Passover had not yet occurred.
- It is necessary to review the history of Passover in order to fully comprehend what is going on here.
It’s important to remember that festivals are mentioned several times throughout the Gospel of John.Passover is mentioned eight times in the book of John, and it is always referred to be a week-long event.John never refers to it as merely the first course of a meal.During the week of Passover, there is more than one ritual supper must be had.There’s the seder, and then there’s the Chagigah feast (which literally translates as ″festival offering″).This other supper, which was known as the feast of unleavened bread, was consumed about midday the next day.
Detailed explanations of the discrepancies may be found in the Talmudic tractate Mo’ed Katan, which is devoted entirely to mid-festival days.The top priests couldn’t possibly be thinking about the seder dinner, but rather on something else.Why?Because if they entered Pilate’s courts and thereby contaminated themselves, their contamination would expire at dusk if they did not leave before nightfall.(See Leviticus 11:24-25, 14:45-46, 19:7, and other passages.) They’d only have to wash their hands, and they’d be ceremonially clean in time for supper that evening.It’s not an issue.
- There is no difference between Mark and John’s statements.
- It’s impossible that the priests’ primary focus is the seder; otherwise, it wouldn’t make sense.
- The seder had taken place the night before.
- Mark and John, far from being in conflict with one another, are rather wonderfully complementary.
- When we examine the precise details of John’s narrative, we can see that he followed the same timeframe as Mark and the other Synoptic writers.
- Don’t just accept a scholar’s word for it when they say the Gospels are at odds with one another.
Make sure you do your assignment.
Sources and recommended resources
- Alleged Contradictions in the Gospels (lecture by Tim McGrew)
- The Historical Reliability of the New Testament (lecture by Craig Blomberg)
- Alleged Contradictions in the Gospels (lecture by Tim McGrew)
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Was Jesus crucified on a Wednesday or Friday?
Despite the fact that current research agrees that the crucifixion took place on a Friday, a rising number of commentators believe that the conventional Holy Week calendar is incorrect and that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday, rather than Friday, as is commonly believed.
What day of the week did Jesus die?
Jesus’ crucifixion occurred around the time of Passover, and all four Gospels agree that he died a few hours before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath, which means that he died before the end of the day on a Friday, within within a day of each other (Matt 27:62; 28:1; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31, 42).
What is the day known as when Jesus was crucified?
On Good Friday, Christians commemorate Jesus’ execution and death on the cross at Calvary, which took place on the day before Easter. It is commemorated as part of the Paschal Triduum, which takes place during Holy Week. In addition to Holy Friday and Great Friday, it is also known as Holy and Great Friday (also known as Holy and Great Friday) and Black Friday.
Is Good Friday when Jesus was crucified?
Good Friday is a Christian feast that commemorates Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on the cross. Easter Sunday commemorates the day when Jesus died and was resurrected three days later, according to Christian tradition. As recorded in the New Testament of the Bible, the celebration of Easter takes place three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans.
Was the Last Supper on Thursday or Friday?
According to recent study, Jesus Christ’s Last Supper may have taken place on the Wednesday before his crucifixion, rather than on Maundy Thursday as traditionally believed.
What does Good Friday stand for?
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a historical event that took place on the cross. Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion every year on Good Friday, which falls the Friday before Easter. That would place the date of Jesus’ death on 15 Nisan of the Jewish calendar, which corresponds to the first day of Passover (which begins at sundown on that day).
What happened between Good Friday and Easter Sunday?
Historically, Holy Saturday marks the day when Jesus Christ was laid in the tomb following his death, as recorded in the Christian Bible. On this day, the day following Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday, we celebrate… Holy Saturday celebrates the day that Jesus (as seen in the sculpture above) was laid to rest in his tomb following his death.
What happened on Palm Sunday?
Before Jesus’ arrest on Holy Thursday and his death on Good Friday, the celebration of Palm Sunday celebrates his entry into Jerusalem, when palm branches were put along his route. People tossed their cloaks on the ground and placed palm branches on the road in front of him as he made his way down the route. Others cheered and swung palm branches in the air above them.
What happened on Easter Sunday in the Bible?
Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. After Jesus was killed, according to the gospels, his corpse was taken down from the cross and put in a cave…. According to the Gospels, Jesus was seen by Mary Magdalene on that day, and he was seen by the disciples for a total of 40 days following that.
Where did Jesus go on Holy Saturday?
The Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and the vast majority of mainline Protestant denominations believe that Jesus went into the realm of the dead on Holy Saturday in order to save the souls of virtuous people who died before his crucifixion, such as the Hebrew patriarchs.
What happened to Jesus on Holy Monday?
On Holy Monday, Jesus cursed the fig tree, cleansed the temple, and replied to those who questioned his authority by speaking out against them. A number of Christians commemorate Jesus’ anointing at Bethany (John 12:1–11), an event that, according to the Gospel of John, took place before the Palm Sunday event detailed in John 12:12–19.
Is Easter the day Jesus rose?
Easter Sunday is also known as Resurrection Sunday in Christian denominations, since it commemorates the day on which Jesus Christ arose from the dead. In the Christian calendar, this day is regarded as the most important because it is believed that Christ rose from the dead three days after his crucifixion in 30AD and ascended into heaven to live with the Father in heaven.
How many brothers and sisters did Jesus have?
According to Epiphanius, Joseph was the father of James, his three brothers (Joses, Simeon, and Judah), and two sisters (a Salome and a Mary or a Salome and an Anna), with James being the oldest of the siblings and the father of the three brothers.
Who was at the tomb when Jesus arose?
After the Sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased spices so that they may come and anoint him. 1 2 And they arrive at the tomb very early in the morning on the first day of the week, before the sun has even risen.
How many days did Jesus stay on earth after resurrection?
As reported in Mark 16:19, Jesus ascended into heaven after 40 days on Earth, where He sat at the right hand of the Father. Following Jesus’ ascension, the disciples were confronted with a slew of obstacles and concerns concerning their roles and obligations.
Why is it called Easter Sunday?
Given the symbolic of fresh life and rebirth associated with this time of year, it was only natural to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus at this time. The celebration’s name, ″Easter,″ appears to have sprung from the name of a pre-Christian deity in England, Eostre, who was worshipped at the start of spring.
Why do we celebrate Easter with eggs?
Easter Eggs are a tradition in many cultures. The egg, a long-standing emblem of fresh life, has long been connected with springtime rituals, particularly in pagan cultures. Easter eggs are thought to signify Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection from a Christian perspective, according to tradition.
What did Jesus do during the 40 days following the resurrection?
I’m curious in what Jesus did during the forty days that followed his resurrection. In a vision to the Apostles, he prophesied of the coming of the kingdom of God. … To spread the ″Good News″ that Jesus died on the Cross for our sins and as a result, we have been freed from our sins. Over the years, what has been the Church’s response to this commandment has been?
Where did Jesus go after he rose from the tomb?
Jesus left the tomb immediately after being raised from the dead by God’s hand and traveled to the Galilee area, where he demonstrated to his family and neighbors that he was alive by God’s hand by sight and touch the truth of the Gospel.
How many times did Jesus appear after his death?
Chapter 21, in which Jesus makes his first public appearance in Galilee, is usually thought to have been added later to the original narrative.
How old was Jesus when he was crucified?
The majority of experts believe Jesus was crucified between 30 and 33 AD, which corresponds to 1985 to 1988. Given that we may infer Jesus was around 30 years old when he was baptized and began his ministry, we can safely presume he was well into his 30s when he was killed.
What does 40 mean in the Bible?
Christianity. In the same way, forty is used in Christianity to indicate crucial time periods. Jesus fasted in the Judean wilderness for ″forty days and forty nights″ before being tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:2, Mark 1:13, Luke 4:2). From the resurrection of Jesus to the ascension of Jesus, there was a forty-day interval between the two events (Acts 1:3).
At what time was Jesus crucified?
- At the third hour, twenty-five minutes had elapsed.
- And it was the third hour, and they nailed him on the cross.
- Mark 15:25 King James Version Sometime after the sixth hour of the fourteenth day When Jesus arrives, it is around the sixth hour, just as the Jews are preparing for the Passover, and he addresses them as ″Behold your King!″ John 19:14-16 King James Version (Note: in these passages, we adhere to the King James Version since it provides the most straightforward depiction of the Greek.) Contradiction 224 in the SAB
A long-standing, self-evident issue is that there is something unusual about the time clues provided by the gospel writers regarding the crucifixion of Jesus. Were the events of the day at 9 o’clock a.m. as the synoptic gospels intend or later in the day, maybe some time after noon as John appears to indicate?
- Let us begin with a brief outline of the chronology based on the synoptic gospels and then move on from there (Matthew, Mark and Luke).
- The time is 9.00 a.m.
- Crucifixion is a type of execution that takes place on a cross (Mark 15:25, third hour) 12.00 p.m.
- to 3.00 p.m.
- a time of darkness (Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44, sixth – ninth hour) a time of darkness 3 p.m.
- is the time.
During the ninth hour (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34), Jesus dies.During the sixth hour, John delivers a time indication concerning the conviction through Pilate, according to the Bible.
Roman or Jewish counting?
- The Roman numbering of the hours, rather than the Jewish counting, has been advocated as an alternative to the Jewish counting by some (Westcott).
- Essentially, the Romans counted 12 hours from midnight to noon and then another 12 hours from noon to midnight, according to this theory.
- Twelve hours would elapse between sunrise and sunset (about 6 a.m.
- and 6 p.m.), according to Jewish calendar.
- Although there aren’t many examples, it appears that the Romans utilized the time indicator from dawn to sunset as well.
- It appears that Jesus’ statement ″Are there not twelve hours in the day?″ reflects this prevalent usage of counting.
Because he is aware of the brightness of this world, anyone walking in the daylight does not trip.″ (NASB) (John 11:9) (NASB)
Common time indication
- Many operations were carried out by Jews and Romans at night, and accurate time indicators at night were already required in ancient times.
- As a result, we must prepare for the possibility of two different time indication techniques being used simultaneously.
- For starters, there is a common schedule from dawn to sunset, followed by another six hours from sunset to midnight, followed by still another six hours from midnight to morning.
- For the night, the system of night watches might be completed; four watches lasting around three hours each: ″Whether he arrives in the second or even the third watch and finds them so, blessed are those slaves,″ the system of night watches said.
- (See also Luke 12:38) Example.
- ″And he summoned two of the centurions and ordered them to prepare two hundred troops by the third hour of the night in order to march to Caesarea,″ according to Acts 23:23.
This occurred at nine o’clock at night, and an army detachment was dispatched under the cover of darkness to investigate.
- He says to the Jews, ″Behold your King!″ while the preparations for the Passover were underway at approximately six o’clock in the morning.
- (KJV) The trial of Jesus before Pilate comes to a close at this point.
- What time is it that is being discussed?
- What time is the sixth hour throughout the day: twelve o’clock (noon), or the sixth hour after midnight, when the sun comes up?
- As early as 18:28, the narrative regarding Jesus’ trial before Pilate begins with the words ″…
- it was early;″ this is a strong hint from John.
That eliminates the first alternative (noon); Jesus’ trial did not take six hours from the time of his arrest to the time of his execution; even the space between his arrest and his visit to Herod could only have taken one hour.As a result, John is undoubtedly referring to the sixth hour after midnight.He adheres to the commonly accepted time indication of the hours of the night.Furthermore, the word ‘early’ (18:28) might refer to not just early in the morning but also dawn, before sunrise: the fourth night watch between 3.00 – 6.00 a.m.(Lexicon W.Baur), which was actually sufficient time for the priests to have Jesus brought before Pilate for trial (including his visit to Herod).
It took place in the dark in order to avoid causing a stir among the onlookers.It provided enough time for the troops to make preparations for the crucifixion, which they did (9.00 a.m.).In fact, there was even time for a second ridicule (this time by Matthew) before they were led away to be crucified.
- In addition, ″there was the preparations for the Passover,″ she said.
- There were two different types of preparations for the Passover.
- (1) The meal had to be cooked and all leavened food had to be removed from the house by the 13th of Nisan, or earlier if possible, before the Seder on the 14th of Nisan took place.
- However, in John 19:14, there is no mention of this.
- (2) The second preparatory session was place during the day on the 14th of Nisan.
- This year’s Unleavened Bread Festival officially began on Friday, November 14, at sunset, on the evening following 14 Nissan.
It was the first day of the Festival week of Unleavened Bread.As part of the celebration of Passover, the week began with an additional Sabbath (15 Nisan), and a day of preparation was customary before each Sabbath because it was not authorized to labor on a Sabbath.As recorded in John 19:14, the second preparation period in the overall Passover celebrations is referred to (see also Exodus 12:15 and Leviticus 23:6-7 where the Week of the Unleavened Bread is described).
- In this passage, we can see that John describes the sixth hour as marking the conclusion of late-night hours and the beginning of the daytime.
- As a result, he is completely consistent with the synoptic accounts, which clearly show that the trial before Pilate took place relatively early.
- When it comes to other times in John’s gospel, the common rule is to treat them as if they were from sunrise to sunset in this method, because John never mentions night or dawn in these instances.
- In this context, ″the sixth hour″ does not necessarily refer to ″noon,″ but rather to the sixth hour of the night, between 5.00 and 6.00 a.m.
- ″the sixth hour″ does not necessarily refer to ″noon,″ but rather to the hour between 5.00 and 6.00 a.m.
- The context will always be essential in determining which of the two meanings is more appropriate in a given situation.
As John points out, it was quite early in the morning, thus it was between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m.Take a look at the following article: When was Jesus crucified?There are no contradictions.
Gospel Discrepancies of the Crucifixion of Jesus
- The crucifixion is considered to be one of the most heinous ways of execution ever devised.
- A person is nailed to a cross or stake and left to dangle there until their weight causes them to suffocate from the weight of the cross or stake.
- The horrors of the crucifixion, on the other hand, are brushed over by the gospel authors in favor of the deeper theological truths that underpin these historical events.
- Perhaps this explains why the gospel authors were so erratic in their descriptions of what took place.
Who Carried Jesus’ Cross?
- Is it true that Jesus carried his cross in the Passion accounts or not? According to Mark 15:21, Matthew 27:32, and Luke 23:26, Jesus receives assistance from Simon of Cyrene
- according to John 19:17, Jesus carries his cross the entire way.
Inscription on Jesus’ Cross
- When Jesus was crucified, his crucifixion was emblazoned with an inscription – but what did it say? This is Jesus the King of the Jews.″
- Matthew 27:37 – ″This is Jesus the King of the Jews.″
- Luke 23:38 – ″This is Jesus the King of the Jews.″
- John 19:19 – The inscription: ″Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.″
- Mark 15:26 – ″The King of the Jews.″
Jesus and the Thieves
- Some gospels claim that Jesus was crucified with two thieves, despite the fact that the Romans never crucified thieves in the first century. Mark – Although the two thieves are named, there is no dialogue between them.
- Matthew 27:44 – Jesus is taunted by the two robbers.
- Jesus is taunted by one thief as the second thief criticizes him in Luke 23:39-42. When the second thief approaches Jesus, he tells him that they will be in Paradise that day, even though John and Acts state he did not go to heaven until 40 days after his resurrection, he is taken by surprise.
- Neither of the two men is described as a thief, according to John.
Does Jesus Drink Wine or Vinegar?:
- While he is hanging on the cross, Jesus is given something to drink, but what is it? The wine laced with myrrh is presented to Jesus, but he refuses to drink it
- Mark 15:23
- Jesus is served vinegar in Matthew 27:48 and Luke 23:36, but he refuses to drink it.
- Jesus is handed vinegar, which he consumes
- John 19:29-30
Jesus and the Centurion
- Supposedly, Romans were present during Jesus’ crucifixion, but what were their impressions? A centurion is quoted as stating in Mark 15:39: ″Truly this man was the son of God!″
- in Matthew 27:54: ″Truly this was the son of God.″
- in Luke 23:47: ″Truly this guy was innocent.″
- in John 19:35: ″Truly this man was innocent.″
- John – There is no response from the centurions.
Women Watch the Crucifixion:
- Several women are mentioned in the gospels as having followed Jesus around, but what happened to them when Jesus was killed is unclear. Mark 15:40, Matthew 27:55, and Luke 23:49 – Several ladies stand at Jesus’ side, watching him
- John 19:25-26 – A number of ladies are close enough to Jesus that he is able to speak to his mother, which is against to Roman custom.
When Was Jesus Crucified?
- The crucifixion of Jesus is the key event in the Passion story, however the accounts of the event differ on the exact date of the crucifixion. Jesus was crucified in the ″third hour,″ according to Mark 15:25
- Jesus was crucified on the ″sixth hour,″ according to John 19:14-15
- Matthew and Luke are two of the most important biblical figures. – Although it is not specified when the crucifixion begins, the ″sixth hour″ happens throughout the course of the crucifixion.
Jesus’ Last Words
- It is crucial to remember Jesus’ final words before he died, yet no one appears to have written them down. ″My God, my God, why have you left me?″ Jesus cries out in Mark 15:34-37 and Matthew 27:46-50, respectively. Although they use distinct Greek terms for ″God,″ Matthew and Mark both use ″Eli, is″ to refer to the same being
- Luke 23:46 – Jesus says, ″Father, into thine hands I submit my soul.″
- John 19:30 – Jesus declares, ″It is completed.″
Earthquake After the Resurrection:
- Was there an earthquake at the time of Jesus’ death? At the instant Jesus dies, a tremendous earthquake occurs and opens tombs, allowing the dead to rise again. Matthew 27:51-53 –
- Mark, Luke, and John are the gospel writers. There is no mention of an earthquake. There is no mention of an earthquake or a vast inflow of previously deceased individuals in any historical documents, which is surprising given how enormous such an event would be.
The Day Christ Died – Was it on a Thursday or Friday?
- Following the teachings of Jesus, Christian tradition places his final lunch with his followers on Thursday evening and his crucifixion on Friday, which we name ″Good Friday.″ We now know that there is a one-day holiday.
- Wednesday night was Jesus’ final dinner, and he was crucified on Thursday, the 14th of the Hebrew month Nisan, the following day.
- The actual Passover dinner was served on Thursday night, at sundown, to mark the beginning of the 15th of Nisan.
- That Passover supper was never consumed by Jesus.
- He had passed away around 3 p.m.
- on Thursday afternoon, according to his family.
We need to get the chronology right that weekend because understanding the early tradition that Jesus stayed in the tomb for ″three days and three nights″ helps us understand the chronology of the ″Last Supper″ and the Passover as well as how the Sabbaths and festival days coincided that year.This alternate chronology allows all of our parts from our different sources, including the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, and the Gospel of Peter, to fit together seamlessly and accurately.A great deal of confusion arose because all four gospels claim that there was a mad dash to get Jesus’ body down from the cross and buried before sunset because the ″Sabbath″ was approaching.Everyone concluded that the allusion to ″the Sabbath″ had to be referring to Saturday, which meant that the crucifixion had to have taken place on a Friday.However, as Jews are well aware, the day of Passover itself is also a ″Sabbath,″ or day of rest, regardless of which day of the week it occurs on.In the year 30 AD, Friday, the 15th of the Jewish month of Nisan, was also a Sabbath, resulting in two Sabbaths occurring back to back – Friday and Saturday – for the first time in recorded history.
When Matthew writes that the ladies who came to Jesus’ tomb came early on Sunday morning ″after the Sabbaths,″ it appears that he is aware of this (Matthew 28:1).As is typically the case, the gospel of John retains a more exact chronology of what transpired during the time period under consideration.It is specifically stated in John’s gospel that the Wednesday night ″last supper″ occurred ″before the festival of Passover.″ Additionally, he points out that when Jesus’ accusers handed him to be executed on Thursday morning, they would not enter Pilate’s courtyard because they would be contaminated, and therefore would not be able to partake in the Passover meal that evening as a result (John 18:28).John is well aware that the Jews will be gathering for their traditional Seder meal on Thursday night.When one reads the gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, one gets the idea that the ″final supper″ was the Passover dinner of the disciples.Some have even suggested that Jesus may have eaten the Passover feast a day early, knowing full well that he would die the next day.
Others disagree.However, the truth remains that Jesus did not partake in the Passover supper in 30 CE.Jesus was no longer alive when the Passover dinner began at dusk on Thursday.He had been hurriedly interred in a tomb until after the celebration, when formal and complete Jewish funeral procedures could be carried out in accordance with tradition.
There are various signs that this was the case outside of John’s gospel that point to this being the case.As an example, in Luke, Jesus tells his disciples at the final meal: ″I sincerely want to share this Passover with you before I suffered, but I will not share it until the fulfillment of this Passover in the kingdom of God″ (Luke 22:14).A subsequent copyist of the text altered the word ″again″ to make it read ″I won’t eat it again,″ since the story had formed that Jesus did commemorate Passover that night and changed the celebration of the holiday to the Christian Eucharist, often known as the Mass.
Furthermore, all of our sources state that Jesus shared ″a loaf of bread″ with his followers, using the Greek term (artos) that refers to an ordinary loaf, not the unleavened flat bread or matzos that Jews eat during their Passover feasts.In addition, when Paul alludes to the ″last supper,″ he does not say ″on the night of Passover,″ but rather ″on the night Jesus was betrayed,″ and he also references the ″loaf of bread″ in a crucial way (1 Corinthians 11:23).If this meal had been the Passover supper, Paul would have wanted to say something like that, but he doesn’t want to.
For more information on the historical context of this debate, see ″The Last Supper and the Passover.″ According to the Talmud, ″Yeshua the Nazarene was hung on Erev Pesach,″ which literally means ″on the eve of Passover,″ which means ″on the eve of the festival of Passover″ (b.Sanhedrin 67a and 43a)
April 3, AD 33: Why We Believe We Can Know the Exact Date Jesus Died
- In our book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, Justin Taylor and I make an educated guess as to the date of Jesus’ crucifixion, but we do not argue for or against it.
- For a variety of factors, virtually all academics think that Jesus was executed in the spring of either AD 30 or AD 33, with the majority preferring the former.
- (According to astronomical data, the years AD 27, 30, 33, and 34 are the most likely candidates.) However, we would want to present our case for the date of Friday, April 3, AD 33, as the precise day on which Christ died in our place as atonement for our sins.
- Simply said, the Bible does not establish the actual date of Jesus’ crucifixion, and it is not a salvation fact that must be understood as a matter of course.
- However, this does not rule out the possibility of understanding or importance.
- In light of the fact that Christianity is a historical religion, and that the events of Christ’s life did indeed take place in human history alongside other well-known events, it is beneficial to situate Jesus’ death within the larger context of human history, to the extent that available evidence allows it to be done.
No one makes this argument more forcefully than Luke, the Gentile physician who became a historian and inspired recorder of early Christianity.No other Gospel writer makes this point more forcefully than Luke.
The Year John the Baptist’s Ministry Began
- When John the Baptist began his public ministry, Luke hints that it was a short time before Jesus’ public ministry began, and he provides us with a historical reference point for when the Baptist’s ministry began: ″In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar…″ (See Luke 3:16).
- It is known from ancient Roman history that Tiberius succeeded Augustus as emperor on August 19, AD 14 and was confirmed by the Roman Senate on the same day.
- He reigned until the year AD 37.
- ″The fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign″ appears to be a straightforward date, but there are some ambiguities, beginning with when one begins the calculation.
- ″The fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign″ appears to be a straightforward date, but there are some ambiguities, beginning with when one begins the calculation.
- Depending on who you ask, Tiberius’ reign was most likely counted from the day he assumed office in AD 14 or from January 1 of the following year, AD 15.
When Tiberius’ ″fifteenth year″ began, it might have begun as early as August 19, AD 28, and it may have finished as late as December 31, AD 29, depending on the date of his death.As a result, John the Baptist’s ministry began anywhere between the middle of AD 28 and the beginning of AD 29.
The Year Jesus’s Ministry Began
- Because the Gospels appear to suggest that Jesus began his ministry not long after John, the most likely date for Jesus’ baptism would be late in AD 28 at the absolute earliest, according to the calculations above.
- Because a few months presumably transpired between John’s career and Jesus’ ministry (and the year AD 30 being the earliest conceivable date), it is more plausible to situate it sometime in the first half of AD 29, rather than later in that year.
- As a result, Jesus’ career must have began somewhere between the end of AD 28 and the beginning of AD 30 at the earliest.
- This is consistent with Luke’s statement that ″Jesus, at the time of his entry into the ministry, was about thirty years of age″ (Luke 3:23).
- The most plausible dates for Jesus’ birth are 6 or 5 BC, which means he would have been roughly thirty-two to thirty-four years old in late AD 28 to late AD 30.
- This comes well within the range of ″about thirty years of age″ that the Bible specifies.
The Length of Jesus’s Ministry
- To determine how long Jesus’ public ministry lasted, we must first determine how long Jesus’ public ministry lasted. If Jesus’ public ministry lasted two or more years, it appears that the spring of AD 30 cannot be considered as a plausible date for the crucifixion. The Gospel of John records that Jesus attended at least three (perhaps four) Passovers, which were held once a year in the spring and were as follows: He observed three Passovers during his public ministry: one in Jerusalem at the beginning of his public ministry (John 2:13–23)
- one in Galilee midway through his public ministry (John 6:4)
- and one in Jerusalem at the conclusion of his public ministry, that is, at the time of his crucifixion (John 11:55–12:1).
- And it’s possible that Jesus attended another Passover that wasn’t reported in the Gospel of John, but was documented in one or more of the Synoptic Gospels (i.e., Matthew, Mark, and Luke)
- This would make a date of a.d.
- 30 all but impossible as the date of Jesus’ crucifixion, even if there were only three Passovers in all.
- As previously stated, the earliest possible date for the beginning of Jesus’ career, according to Luke 3:1, is late in the first century AD.
- The first of these Passovers (which occurred at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry; John 2:13) would happen on Nisan 15 in the year 29 (since Nisan is in March/April, around the beginning of a year), which would be the first of these Passovers in the year 29.
- The second would occur at the earliest in the year 30 a.d., and the third would occur at the earliest in the year 31 a.d.
- If Jesus’ ministry corresponded with at least three Passovers, and if the first Passover occurred in AD 29, this suggests that he could not have been executed in ad 30, as previously thought.
Assuming, however, that John the Baptist began his career in AD 29, it is reasonable to assume that Jesus began his mission in late AD 29 or early ad 30.The Passovers in the book of John would thus take place on the following dates:
Jesus Was Crucified on the Day of Preparation for the Passover
- It is also mentioned by the apostle John that Jesus was crucified on ″the day of Preparation″ (John 19:31), which corresponds to the Friday before the Sabbath of the Passover week (Mark 15:42).
- Earlier in the day, on Thursday evening, Jesus had a Passover meal with the Twelve (Mark 14:12), which is referred to as his ″Last Supper.″ Passover always falls on the fifteenth day of Nisan (Exodus 12:6), according to the Pharisaic-rabbinic calendar that was generally used in Jesus’ day.
- According to this calendar, Passover begins on Thursday after sundown and finishes on Friday after nightfall.
- Because Nisan 15 fell on April 3 in the year a.d.
- 33, the year in which the crucifixion is most likely to have occurred, the most likely date for Jesus’ crucifixion is April 3 in the year a.d.
- 33, also known as the year of Jesus’ crucifixion.
As a result, in The Final Days of Jesus, we created the following chart to depict the dates of Jesus’ final week in a.d.33, which is seen below:
- The computations in the preceding section may look difficult, but in a nutshell, the reasoning goes as follows: While this is, in our opinion, the most plausible scenario, it should be noted that many people think Jesus was killed in the year AD 30, rather than the year AD 33, as we have said.
- If, on the other hand, the beginning of Tiberius’ rule is set at the year AD 14, it becomes nearly difficult to fit fifteen years of Tiberius’ reign and three years of Jesus’ ministry between AD 14 and AD 30, as is the case.
- As a result, some have speculated that Tiberius and Augustus shared co-regency (combined rule) during the last few years of Augustus’ reign.
- Such co-regency, on the other hand, is not supported by solid ancient historical data.
- As a result, we believe that Jesus was most likely crucified on April 3, AD 33, as previously stated.
- While other dates may be possible, believers can take great comfort in the fact that the most important historical events in Jesus’ life, such as the crucifixion, are firmly rooted in human history and cannot be changed.
Because of this, when we celebrate Easter and walk with Jesus every day of the year, we may be certain that our faith is founded not just on subjective personal confidence, but also on solid historical evidence, which makes our faith a perfectly rational faith.The original version of this story published on First Things on April 3, 2014.Crossway’s executive vice president and publisher for books, Justin Taylor, holds this position.Andreas Köstenberger and he have written a book titled The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, which is available on Amazon (Crossway, 2014).
Jesus Christ’s Last Supper ‘was on a Wednesday’
- According to recent study, Jesus Christ’s Last Supper may have taken place on the Wednesday before his crucifixion, rather than on Maundy Thursday as traditionally believed.
- In his research, Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University asserts that differences between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the Gospel of John are due to their use of an earlier calendar than the official Jewish calendar.
- He came to the conclusion that the date was April 1, AD33.
- Alternatively, it is possible that Jesus’ arrest, questioning, and various trials did not all take place in a single evening.
- Prof Humphreys feels that his findings might be used to make the argument for moving Easter Day to the first Sunday in April permanently.
- A fundamental discrepancy concerning the occasion is addressed in his new book, The Mystery Of The Last Supper, written by a metallurgist and materials scientist who employs Biblical, historical, and astronomical studies to explain the inconsistency.
- While the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke all agree that the Last Supper took place at the beginning of the Jewish celebration of Passover, John reports that it took place prior to Passover.
- ″For ages, biblical scholars have been perplexed by this.
- In fact, it has been referred to as ″the most difficult subject in the New Testament.″ ″He spoke on the Today programme of the BBC.
- ″If you take a look at all of the events that are recorded in the Gospels – between the Last Supper and the Crucifixion – there are a significant number of them.
- No way are they going to be able to squeeze themselves in between Thursday evening and Friday am.″ ″However, I discovered that two different calendars were in play.
In fact, all four gospels are completely consistent ″He went on to say more.As a result of the significance of the Passover meal, Prof Humphreys argues that Jewish people would never have confused it with another meal in the past.He proposes that Matthew, Mark, and Luke used an old-fashioned Jewish calendar – adapted from Egyptian usage during the time of Moses – rather than the official lunar calendar, which was in widespread use at the time of the gospels’ composition.″The author of John’s Gospel is correct in stating that the Last Supper took place before the Passover meal.The Last Supper, on the other hand, was held as a Passover dinner, in accordance with an older Jewish calendar, which Jesus selected ″Prof.Humphreys expressed himself.
According to the conventional Julian calendar used by historians, the Last Supper took place on Wednesday, April 1, AD33, which was the first day of April in that year.
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Why Is Good Friday Called “Good Friday”? Not for the Reason You Think.
- Beat Your Brows This piece was initially published in 2014, but it is still relevant today.
- It is reproduced in its entirety below.
- On this Friday, Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, which takes place on the first Friday of Lent.
- Since the day is traditionally regarded as solemn, many Christians and nonbelievers may find the name to be contradictory, especially considering that fasting and solemn processions are commonly performed.
- What is the significance of the name ″Good Friday″?
- Most likely because ″good″ used to be synonymous with ″holy.″ The origin of the name Good Friday has been speculated about by linguists and historians, but only one appears to be supported by both linguistic and historical evidence.
The first of these beliefs is that Nice Friday is called Good Friday because, according to Christians, there is something particularly good about it: it marks the anniversary of Jesus’ suffering and death for their sins, which they feel is a very good thing.″That awful Friday has been dubbed Good Friday because it resulted in the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin, as well as the celebration of Easter, which is considered to be the pinnacle of Christian festivities,″ according to the Huffington Post.However, this rationale may have contributed to the nam