The Three Fridays.

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There is still discussion going on about whether Jesus was crucified on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Submitted: April 06, 2018

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All four Gospel told us that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. But there are some who thinks that he was crucified on a Monday, and that it had nothing to do with the Jewish feast. Others think it must have been on a Wednesday because he said that he would rise after three days. But some are forgetting that in the Jewish way of thinking and their Calendar reckoning; a day starts at 6 pm on one day and finishes at 6 pm the following day. There's also some confusion about when was 'Preparation Day.'

On Tuesday at 6 pm, the day of Wednesday starts.
On Wddnesday at 6 pm, the day of Thursday starts.
On Thursday at 6 Pm,the day of Friday starts.
On Friday at 6 pm, the day of Saturday starts--the Weekly Sabbath.

The Gospel of John says:

It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the 6th hour. ''Here is your king,'' Pilate said to the Jews.

Jesus is crucified, and John's Gospel says:

Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.

Jesus was crucified on the 14th day of Nisan which is a Friday.. This happened at the 9th hour, or 15:00 pm. He was taken down from the cross before 6 pm on that same day. The folowing day would be a double sabbath--the Weekly Sabbath, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. That day is the 15th Nisan.

In my amateur research I have come up with three Fridays that landed on the 14th Nisan. They are:

Friday 18th April AD 29 at 15:00 pm.
Friday 7th April AD 30 at 15:00 pm.
Friday 3rd April AD 33 at 15:00 pm.

There is much debate on what year was the 15th year of Tiberius. Some say it is 25 AD when Tiberius was co-ruling with Augustus. The remainder stick with 29 AD. That is the year when John the Baptist started his ministry, and Jesus was about thirty years old.

I am left with two charts that I have drawn. They are Friday 7th April AD 30; and Friday 3rd April 33 AD. Both charts show some interesting points. I need to study and pick the right one.

If I take Friday 7th April AD 30, it would mean that Jesus was born BC 6. And if I take Friday 3rd April 33 AD, then Jesus would have been born  BC 2.

Most of the scholars prefer Friday 7th April AD 30. The modern ones stick to Friday 3rd April AD 33.

But there's still a big question. Did Jesus die before Sejanus or after?

The End.


 


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