Wednesday - 13th
- disciples ask where the Passover would be eaten
- two disciples prepare the room for the 1st Passover
- the Passover lamb and unleavened bread are eaten
Thursday - 14th
- Day of Preparation - leaven removed from houses
- Christ crucified and placed in tomb
- slaughter of firstborn animals while Christ dies
- some women see tomb and return to prepare spices
- Jews observe the second Passover.
Friday - 15th - ANNUAL SABBATH
- sabbath of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread
- chief priests request the tomb to be sealed.
Saturday - 16th - WEEKLY SABBATH
- weekly Sabbath observed
Sunday - 17th
- wave sheaf offering day
- Christ resurrected
- some woman buy spices
- Christ appears to some women
- Christ appears to two disciples going to Emmaus.
ERRORS OF THE FRIDAY DEATH VIEW
- Inadequate acknowledgement of the term 'after three days'.
- Failure to realize annual days of commanded rest are 'sabbaths'
(refer Lev 23:24,32,39).
- Too quick to assume 'Preparation' meant preparation for the
- For some, an incorrect understanding of how the wave sheaf
day was determined.
ERRORS OF THE WEDNESDAY DEATH VIEW
- Excessive emphasis upon one thought, '3 days and 3 nights'
- Failure to adequately account for the ladies not visiting
the tomb on the interim non-sabbath day
- Ignoring of Luke 24:21 which states Sunday was the 3rd day
- Forcing of the scriptures to arrive at a Saturday
resurrection while ignoring the symbolism of the
subsequent wave sheaf day.
Two issues have generated a great deal of confusion.
- Not recognizing the existence of two different Passovers
- The assumption that the current Jewish teaching, that
sunset was the end of the 24 hour day, is accurate.
The study of the chronology of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is
a complex but rewarding area of study.