Chronology Of The Crucifixion Week

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  1. freeatlast

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    We have just finished the Resurrection week and celebrated our Lord's death burial and resurrection. As most know there are some questions as to timing of the events leading up to and through the Resurrection. Here is a link to a paper done on this by a person who is a converted Jew. It is one of the best I have ever seen. The reason I have not posted it is its length. However if the time is taken to read it through I believe it will be a blessing, God bless
    http://philologos.org/bpr/files/Misc_Studies/ms007.htm
    I would be interested in hearing any rebuttals to this article.
     
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    A lot of good information there...

    I lean toward a Thursday death for Jesus, but I believe the case can be made adequately for Wednesday as well.

    There is another thread around here dealing with these issues in "Baptist Theology and Bible Study"...you might check it out :D
     
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    I also lean toward a Thursday death. Jesus came into town 6 days before the Passover meal and if he died on Friday, that would mean he traveled on the Sabbath but was warmly greeted with no mention of his breaking the Sabbath.

    I also believe in the 3 days and 3 nights as mentioned in Matthew which again means Thursday at the latest.

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    I may be wrong, but I thought the Jewish day began at sundown and ended at sundown. If this is true, I would think Christ died on Wed. he died at the time of the passover lamb, wasn't this in the evening?

    But, I wouldn't argue much against Thursday with out closer study.

    Thanks for posting this. Is there anything, maybe it is in the article, that mandates the 'sabbath' of the day of atonement (which was the passover) to have been required on Saturday, or could it have fallen on the day of the week coinciding with the 14th, (is that date correct?) of Nisan.

    I have always understood this to be the case. But I may be wrong.

    The Jews weren't prohibited from travelling on the Sabbath, were they, just prohibited in distances they were permitted to undertake on that day.

    Bro. Dallas
     
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    in the article he points out that the high holy day (passover sabbath) fell in the middle of the week. saturday (friday evening to saturday evening) was the regular weekly sabbath.He alsoe deals with why the crucifixion could not happen on thursday.
     
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    I think the reasoning for a Wednesday crucifixion hinges on Christ rising from the dead at sunrise. I've read a couple of articles that say Wednesday or Thursday are the more probable days with there still being the problem with a Wednesday date being 4 nights in the tomb instead of 3.

    Honestly, it doesn't matter to me. Whichever day it was, I'm just so thankful!

    Diane
     
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    Diane,
    The fact that the Lord raised makes ua all thankful, but accuracy is also important. I assume that yuo did not read the article by yuor reply since it points out very clearly why he had to die on Wed. It is more then just not mattering. it matters greatly since the day of His death had to agree with the passover lamb's sacrafice as well as many other scriptures. It would only take one scripture to be wrong to make this all a joke. That makes this very important.
     
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    Freeatlast, I did read the article and the articles posted on the last two threads about this. One had this position followed by the position saying a Wed. crucifixion means 4 nights in the tomb, etc.

    I disagree about if the day matters. Which day Jesus died is not important. The fact that He died for our sins and rose again is all that is important to me. Scripture isn't wrong. Our understanding of that scripture might be wrong but I still contend that all that matters to me is that He did and He did it for ME! [​IMG]

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    I was not saying that it did not matter to you. I understood that you said it does not matter to you. That's your choice. I was saying that even though you hold the position that it does not matter it really does. While it is very important for me that He did die and raise from the dead it is also important to me to get the accounts correct. I believe that is one way for me to show my love for Him. Each has to choose how they show it. This is one way for me although not the only way. If He did not die on the proper day he was not the Son of God. It is impossible to get a friday death no matter how much we strive for it because of tradition. So it is VERY important even if it is not to any individual.

    It is also very important to show ourselves approved. To do this we have to be able to answer the critics with answers that meet the biblical information that we have and that means sometimes we have to dig into scripture and forsake tradition. That was the point of the article. It really matters. [​IMG] God bless
     
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    Upon examining my article on a "thursday death" last night, I have noticed that it hinges upon the idea that Jesus and His disciples ate the Passover meal early, before the Passover was celebrated.

    Despite verses that say that His disciples prepared the passover and then "when the hour came" or "when evening came," they ate the Passover. This article supporting the Thursday death says that Jesus and His disciples prepared the meal quickly on Wednesday evening (the 13th), hurried to the Garden, and was quickly arrested that night. Therefore, according to this, Jesus did not actually eat the Passover lamb... he ate the meal with His disciples essentially a day early.

    Upon examining the link provided here, suggesting that the lamb was slaughtered on the 13th (and not the 14th), the Wednesday scenario is starting to make a little more sense to me....
     

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