Note. The times of day given in the chart
below have been adjusted +2 hours from U.S. Naval Observatory figures to account for the difference
between Jerusalem Israel and Greenwich England (universal)
It should also be noted that the first
evening of a visible crescent moon is always after sundown and after
the beginning of a new day on the Hebrew calendar. This day correlates to
the following day on the Julian calendar. The observation of the new
crescent moon occurs right at the beginning of first day of the month as
opposed to the end of the first day.
Astronomical New Moon Conjunction
First evening of visible
Date of the first of Nisan
14th day of Nisan (Passover)
(First after vernal
(Julian calendar. )
(Beginning at sundown the
(Beginning at sundown the
Mar. 22, 0*
Sun. Mar. 23,
Wed. Mar. 26, **
Fri. Mar. 28
Fri. Apr. 11
Tues. Mar. 22,
Apr. 2, **
Wed. Mar. 22, 0*
Wed. Mar. 22, **
Fri. Mar. 24
Tues. Apr. 1
Apr. 17, **
Mon. Mar. 22,
Thurs. Apr. 22
* at the end of the given day.
**Conjunction occurs too late in the day
for crescent to be seen the next evening.
A Passover on Wednesday is the only day of
the week that works with all Biblical accounts of the crucifixion. Jesus,
the Christ (Yeshua, the Messiah) was in the grave
"three days and three nights" Matthew . From Wednesday just before sunset to Saturday just
before sunset is three days and three nights. The fact
that the day following Yeshua's crucifixion was a
Sabbath (Mark , Luke -54, & John ) does not prove He was crucified on a Friday. It is a fact of the Law
of Moses that the day following Passover is the first day of the feast of
unleavened bread and is a Sabbath day of rest like the 7th day weekly Sabbath
no matter what day of the week it happens to fall on. (See Leviticus 23:4-8,
Numbers 28:16-18, and take special notice of John again. The Sabbath immediately following Yeshua's crucifixion was no ordinary Sabbath.)
Understanding that it was a Wednesday
Passover and crucifixion also solves apparent conflicts in the Gospel records.
In Luke 23:55,56 it says that the women (Mary
Magdalene and Mary the mother of James) went and prepared anointing spices and
oils BEFORE the Sabbath. In Mark 16:1 it says that they bought them AFTER the
Sabbath! The answer lies is in the fact that there are two different Sabbaths
being referred to here. The women both bought and prepared the spices on the same
day. The day of the week was Friday. When Mark says they bought the spices
AFTER the Sabbath, the Sabbath he is referring to was the special Thursday
Sabbath ...the first day of unleavened bread that followed the day of Passover.
When Luke says they prepared the spices and then rested the Sabbath, the
Sabbath he is referring to is Saturday ...the weekly Sabbath.
There is also proof found in Matthew 28:1
that there were two Sabbaths. Most Bible translations render this word
"Sabbath" in the singular because translators, believing the
traditional Friday crucifixion scenario, couldn't make any sense of the fact
that the Greek manuscripts all render this word in the plural. This fact can be
verified by anyone with a Greek interlinear translation or Greek lexicon.
Matthew 28:1 therefore should read, "Now after the SABBATHS as the first
day of the week began to dawn...".
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