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when did Jesus die
Would you sure Jesus crucifixion on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday? Let’s get started deep into what day did Jesus die? I’ve been both humbled and challenged by the topic of Passover this year. I’m always telling people that we need to set aside our preconceived ideas and Let the Bible Speak for itself. We need to let the Bible interpret itself and stop trying to force it to fit our dogmas.
However, this year, I realized that I had been looking at the events of the crucifixion week through a lens of dogmatic interpretation. Instead of simply believing what the Bible says, I was trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, and I was trying so hard to get it to fit that I began to round off the edges in a stubborn attempt to uphold my own assumptions. There were four basic assumptions that were affecting my understanding of these events.
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Number one, I assumed that the church was wrong about a Friday crucifixion.
Number two, I assumed the sign of Jonah required 72 hours in the grave.
Number three, I assume that your shoe had to die at the same time as the Passover lambs, for him to be our Passover. And
Number four, because of these previous assumptions, I also assumed that a Wednesday crucifixion of Jesus was correct.
However, these assumptions were requiring me to ignore and distort a number of verses in the gospels to fit my preconceived ideas. But my desire is to be honest with the biblical text. And I don’t want to be guilty of ignoring or dismissing anything in the Bible.
It’s easy for us to get an idea into our head, and then modify our understanding of the text to fit our theory. I’m trying my best to set aside any preconceived ideas that I might have so that I can better understand what the Bible is telling us. As a result, I have been forced to take another look at Jesus crucifixion timeline, and I invite you to do the same. The Wednesday crucifixion requires us to ignore certain facts and cast doubts about the Last Supper being Passover, which in turn forces us to ignore or dismiss or twist certain texts to fit our theory. If we simply let the Bible interpret itself.
What day did Jesus Die
We have no need to speculate about these things. And we have no need to invent theories to try to explain why the Bible says things that seem to contradict our dogmas. The gospels tell us that on the first day of Unleavened Bread, you should told His disciples to prepare the Passover so that he could eat it with them. This was the preparation day for the Passover.
“Now the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to issue a saying unto him, where will thou that we prepare for the to eat the Passover? And he said, Go into a city to such a man and say to him, the Master says, My time is at hand, I will keep the Passover at the house with my disciples. And the disciples did is Yeshua had appointed them, and they may ready the Passover
“And the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover, his disciples said unto him, where will thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover? And he sent it for two of his disciples, and say unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you, a man bearing a pitcher of water, follow Him, and where so ever he shall go in CE to the good man of the house, the Master says, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples. And when he showed you a large Upper Room furnished and prepared, there, make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city and found it as he had said unto them, and they made ready the Passover”
“then came the day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and john saying, go and prepare us for the Passover that we may eat. And they said unto him, where will doubt that we prepare? And he said unto them, behold, when you interested into the city, there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of water, follow him into the house, where he in truth in and ye shall say unto the good man of the house, the master say it’s under the where’s the guest chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples, and he’s just show you a large Upper Room furnished, their make ready. And they went and found it as he said unto them, and they made ready the Passover. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the 12 apostles with him, and he said unto them, with desire I have desired, I have to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I say unto you, I will not anymore eat thereof until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of Yahweh”
Here we see three witnesses who testify that Jesus ate the Passover with his disciples at that house. There’s no reason to question this. This is firmly established in Scripture. There is no reason to try to reinterpret it, Jesus ate the Passover with his disciples. Then later that night, after they ate the Passover, he was arrested and placed on trial, then the Gospels tell us that on the preparation day for the Sabbath, he was crucified.
This cannot be the preparation day for Passover, because you’re sure, and the disciples just ate Passover. Therefore, this had to be the preparation day, for the weekly Sabbath.
“And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is the day before the Sabbath”
“and he took it down and wrapped it in linen, and laden and a set Booker, that was shooting stone were never a man before was lane. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. And the women also which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the SIP occur, and how the body was laid. And they returned and prepared spices and ointments, and rested on the Sabbath day, according to the commandment”
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“The Jews, therefore, because it was the preparation, that the body should not remain upon the stake on the Sabbath day, for that Sabbath day was a high day, the soft pilot that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away”
JOHN says it was the preparation date of the Passover, which simply indicates that it was the preparation day for the Sabbath. During Passover week, he was basically saying it was the Friday during the Passover celebration,
“And it was the preparation day of the Passover. And about the six hour
And he saith unto the Jews behold your King”
Finally, after the Sabbath was passed, he was resurrected on the first day of the week. And the Gospels tell us this was the third day, this fulfilling the sign of Jonah.
“But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel. And beside of this, today is the third day since these things were done”
Jesus, the Passover with his disciples on Thursday night. And he said to them Do this in remembrance of me. He died on Friday, the preparation day for the Sabbath, completing the work he came to do. And he said it is finished echoing back to the creation week when have he finished his work on the sixth day and rested on the Sabbath. After resting on the Sabbath, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day as the first fruits of the resurrection.
When we let the Bible interpret itself, then all the pieces lineup and there’s no reason to doubt or question anything. The Bible explains the sign of Jonah, saying that he rose on Sunday, the third day since his crucifixion on Friday.
The Bible never says it had to be 72 hours. If he had died on Wednesday, then Sunday would have been the fourth or fifth day depending on if you count Wednesday as day one or if you wait to count Thursday is day one.
In either case, Sunday would not be the third day. The Bible explains that you should died on the preparation day for the Sabbath. Just say he died on Wednesday, then we have to say he that he died on the preparation day for the Passover, which would mean that he could not have eaten Passover with his disciples the night before.
So to hold that view, we must either ignore the fact that the Last Supper was Passover. Or we have to invent theories to twist the scriptures into saying something else. Paul said that your shoe It is our Passover. But that does not mean he had to die at the exact moment the lambs were being killed.
What time did Jesus die
He was killed, time of death is 3 o clocks and at the time Passover during the week of Passover. But more importantly, it was the function of Jesus death. That is important. His death was like that of the Passover, because his death brings us freedom from bondage. The Bible also compares his death to the Yom Kippur atonement sacrifice, but he did not die on Yom Kippur. The only way this makes sense is if we look at the function and not be dogmatic about the exact timing.
I agree that we need to reject unbiblical doctrines and traditions. However, we need to make sure we are not creating our own new dogmas that are not based on scripture.