It is Not Possible

For over one hundred years now those who read articles on Jesus death or anywhere Jesus death is spoken of that it is said that Jesus died on Thursday after 6:00 pm or the beginning of Friday, arose on Saturday evening to be seen early Sunday morning. That could only be two days Jewish or two days and one partial or a few hours, not three days. Even if it could be considered three days you still have to consider Jesus riding into Jerusalem and His death having to happen on the Preparation of Passover which cannot happen if Jesus died on Friday..

There are several reasons why Friday cannot be true and these reasons come from the Bible.

So lets learn about those things that did happen in the days preceding Jesus’ death.

Note: that 15 Nisan 3790 on the Jewish calendar is equal to April 5, 30 AD. Those things written in green are from the author.

 

 Date unknown but in the days prior to Jesus Death

 John 11:45-48; 53

   11:45Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. 48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.”

11:53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death.

 

Friday 9 Nisan 30 AD

Jesus Anointed at Bethany (John 12:1-11). Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, at the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead.

 

John 12:12 The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. (also John 12:12-19)

 

Saturday 10 Nisan 30 AD

The Passover Instituted

Exodus 12:2 “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: On the tenth of this month (Nisan)

every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household

 Exodus 12:6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day” of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it (their chosen lamb) at twilight (approximately 6:00 pm; (see Leviticus 23:5).  

 1 Peter 1:19-21 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

(Jesus was chosen as the paschal lamb to be killed on the day of preparation for the Lord’s Passover, just as the Jews killed their lambs as a sacrifice to God [John 19:14] .)

 

Tuesday 12 Nisan 30 AD

Mark 14:12-15  12 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lambs, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”

The Passover is Prepared for Jesus

Mark 14:12-15  12 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lambs, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”

13 And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him. 14 Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’ 15 Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us.”

Note: Remember at sundown (approximately 6:00 pm) on Tuesday the 13th of Nissan, 3790 and the beginning of Wednesday (Nissan 14)for the Jewish people which is the preparation day of the annual Lord’s Passover day.

 

 Wednesday 13 Nisan 30 AD

 All these things happened on 13 Nisan led up to Jesus death.

The Lord’s Supper is Instituted

(after 6:00 pm Tuesday which begins Wednesday for the Jews)

 

Mark 14:22-25

22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, Take, eat; this is My body.”

23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. 25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

 

One of the false impressions was that Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples at the regular time of the Passover. To make the timelines fit, the meal would have to be eaten after sundown on Tuesday which is the beginning of Wednesday the 13th of Nisan 3790, in the evening and the beginning of Wednesday the 14th of Nisan on the Jewish calendar because Jesus was crucified on Wednesday the preparation day for the Annual Passover.

 

The Messiah Teaches

John 12:23-26

23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

 

 Christ Washes the Disciples’ Feet

John 13:1-7

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

2 And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?”

7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”

 

Christ Prays for Himself

John 17:1-5

17     Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

 

The Arrest of Christ

John 18:1-5  also Matt. 26:47–56; Mark 14:43–52; Luke 22:47–53

18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered. 2 And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples. 3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?”

5 They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, “I am He.

 

First Jewish Trial Before Annas

John 18:12 also Matt. 26:69, 70; Mark 14:66–68; Luke 22:55–57)

12 Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him. 13 And they led Him away to Annas first,

 

Second Jewish Trial Before Caiaphas

John 18:24 also Matt. 26:57–68, 73–75; Mark 14:53–65, 70–72; Luke 22:59–65

 

24 Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

 

 14th of Nisan 3790

 

First Roman Trial Before Pilate

John 18:28-38 also Matt. 27:2, 11–14; Mark, 15:1–5; Luke 23:1–5

28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to (Pilot in) the Praetorium, and it was early morning.

 

Second Roman Trial Before Pilate

John 18:39-40 also Matt. 27:15–31; Mark 15:6–20; Luke 23:13–25 9:1-16

39 “But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”

40 Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber.

 

Luke 19:1-16

So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. 3 Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands.

19:14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

15 But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!”

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”

The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!”

16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus and led Him away.   

 

The Feast of the Unleavened Bread

Exodus 12:14 also 12:15 thru 18

14 ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.

 

Preparation Day of the Passover

John 19:14

14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour (12:00 PM). And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

 

The Crucifixion of Christ

John 19:14-15  

14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus and led Him away.

 

John 19:17-37 also Matt. 27:32–38, 48, 50; Mark 15:21–26, 36, 37; Luke 23:26–33, 38, 46)

17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of the Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and two others (Gestus on the right and Festus on the left) with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center. 19 Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:

JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS

 

20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’ ”

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

They divided My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots.”

Therefore the soldiers did these things.

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!”  (Matt. 27:45   45 Now from the sixth hour (12:00 p.m.) until the ninth hour (3:00p.m.) there was darkness over all the land.)

Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” ). And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

 

Just as Jesus died the Jews began slaughtering the lambs for Passover. As stated in Exodus 12:5 Everything about the Passover lamb was fulfilled in Jesus. He was the Lamb without blemish and without spot.

 

The Burial of Jesus

John 19:38-41 also Matt. 27:57–60; Mark 15:42–46; Luke 23:50–54)

38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. 39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. 40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where He was crucified (Golgotha) there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.

 

There is nothing in the bible to tell us exactly what hour Jesus was put into the tomb but it was probably sometime during the night between twilight on Wednesday and daylight on Thursday the 15th of Nisan. But on the first day in the grave God raised Jesus in the Spirit from the grave (Acts 13:30) and Jesus went to preach to the fallen angels  for three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40).  Then if we use Wednesday evening at sundown, which was actually the beginning of Thursday (because the Jews started their new day at twilight in the evening), as the beginning of the three days before He is seen.

 

Then from Wednesday 14 Nisan 30 AD at sundown to Thursday at sundown is the first of Jesus’ three days in the earth before he was back on earth.

 

 15th of Nisan 3790 or Thursday April 4, 30 AD

 

This was the day of the (Annual) Passover Celebration of the Lord” (a Sabbath). The Passover Celebration had begun at sundown the day before on Thursday evening and continued this day. (Note; this was not the weekly Sabbath; but whatever day the 15th of Nisan the Annual Passover falls on is a Sabbath). Thursday at sundown until Friday at sundown is the second day and night.

 

16th of Nisan 3790 or Friday April 5, 30 AD

 

And Friday at sundown until Saturday at sundown (which is really the beginning of Sunday) is the end of third day and night.

 

17th of Nisan 3790 also Saturday April 6, 30 AD

 

Saturday at sundown end the three full days Jesus was in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:40 should clear up for those who think Jesus died on Friday. For a Friday death would not allow three nights in the heart of the earth.

 

Matthew 12:40  also Mark 8:31; Mark:15 29

40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

 

18th of Nisan 3790 or Sunday April 7, 30 AD   

 

Christ Appears to Mary Magdalene

John 20:11-18

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!”

She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).

17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ”

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

 

There several things that keep Jesus from dying on Thursday or Friday;

On Saturday, 10 Nisan 3790 AD Jesus rode into Jerusalem  and was chosen as a paschal Lamb for everyone who believed in Him then and in the future.

On Wednesday, 14 Nisan 3790 was the preparation Day of the Annual Passover.

On Thursday, 15 Nisan 3790 was the Lord’s Passover

 

John 19:14–15

14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

15 But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!”

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”

The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!”

 

On Thursday, 15 Nisan 3790,  was the annual Lord’s Passover not the regular monthly Passover celebration held on the Sabbath (Saturday). It had to be held four days after Jesus rode His donkey colt into Jerusalem on the Sabbath (Saturday).  Four days from Saturday is Wednesday because the Preparation day for Passover had to be held on the day before the Lord’s Passover Day. If the Lord’s Passover was on  15 Nisan 3790 (April 5, 30 AD) then there are simply four days from Saturday or the Sabbath when Jesus rode into Jerusalem until the Preparation Day for Passover. That could only mean that the preparation day was Wednesday the day Jesus was Killed and the Lord’s Passover was celebrated the next day on 15 Nisan 3790.

 

So , this means that by any other means or methods of calculating Jesus’ death is now debunked by the scriptures of God’s Word.

 

These dates may be re-calculated for your convenience by using the Hebrew Calendar Converter at http://www.midrash.org.  You may also read more about the Dates and Events of Jesus Birth and the Dates and Events of Jesus Death on: christianarticlesblog.wordpress.com.

 

It’s a great day when the Word of God can be translated properly.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time. And always remember to ask the Father for His help and guidance in all things.

 

Prayer:   Father, blessed is your Holy name. We praise you for your Son and the Holy Spirit. Human words cannot describe how grateful we are for Your Son and our risen Christ. We praise You for the opportunity to be able to choose Jesus as our Lord and Savior and to be elect children of Yours. We praise you for the laws You have set down to teach us and keep our life in harmony and safe. Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding. I pray these brothers and sisters have or will come to realize that Your existence is a treasure of grace and love that You have for all Your elect children.

May God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights for eternity. Let it be Your will Lord not mine. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of The Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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