CRUCIFIXION / RESURRECTION
CHRONOLOGY


crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Crucifixion and Resurrection
of Jesus Christ

resurrection of Jesus Christ




** CRUCIFIXION **

WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK?



Theories discussing the death of Jesus Christ range from Wednesday through
to Friday.

     Wednesday - the '3 days and 3 nights' view.

     Thursday  - the exclusive 'third day' view.

     Friday    - the traditional view.
 Crucifixion - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
The different views on the day of death claim different proofs:


     FRIDAY    - the day prior to the weekly Jewish Sabbath
                 Jesus Christ died prior to a Sabbath. (Mark 15:42)

               - fits the 'third day'(Matt 16:21) requirement, if the days
                 are counted inclusively (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

               - the 'day of Preparation'(Mark 15:42), if Scripture uses
                 this term in relation to preparation for the weekly
                 Sabbath.


     THURSDAY  - fits the 'third day' requirement, if the days are counted
                 exclusively, ie excluding the day of His death.


     WEDNESDAY - provides scope for the fulfillment of '3 days and 3 nights
                 in the heart of the earth' (Matt 12:40)

               - fits the 'after three days'(Matt 27:63) requirement, if
                 this expression is referring to three 24 hour periods

               - commonly understood to allow for the purchase and
                 subsequent preparation of spices between two holy days.
                 (Refer Mark 16:1 & Luke 23:56)

               - would coincide with the middle of the week, a time when
                 according to Daniel 9:27 there would be an end to
                 sacrifice and offering.



** RESURRECTION **

SATURDAY or SUNDAY?

Most agree that Christ rose Sunday morning. resurrection Nevertheless, those who believe Christ died on Wednesday often teach that Christ rose late Saturday. Scripture repeatedly states Jesus Christ rose on the third day! So which day is presented as 'the third day'? Luke 24:12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened. :13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. :15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. :17 And He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?" :19 ... And they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, :20 "and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. :21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened". Jesus Christ met and talked with the two apostles travelling to Emmaus on the afternoon of the same day that His resurrection was first apparent to His disciples. This day, was the day following the weekly Sabbath. This Sunday is described in Luke 24:21 as the 'third day since', suggesting Sunday was the prophesied 'third day' of resurrection. Luke 24:21 uses the word 'since', however, one should keep in mind the bible in counting days normally counts inclusively, ie without the implication of such notions as 'since' or 'after'. It should also be noted this Sunday was no ordinary Jewish day. This Sunday was the day of the commanded wave sheaf offering, a ceremony which initiated the new years harvest.
WAVE SHEAF OFFERING DAY



Other factors need to be considered, but there is a strong suggestion that
Sunday was indeed the day of resurrection.






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