They think Jesus died in 33 AD because Passover fell on a Friday that year. They consider the preparation day to be the day preceding the weekly Sabbath. They consider Friday to be Day 1, Saturday to be Day 2, and Sunday to be Day 3.
Since Saturday was a regular workday and not a holiday, many people would have been in Jerusalem at the time. So they conclude that since there were no major holidays that year and only one small meal eaten early on Friday night, most likely only 30 or 40 people were present for the meal. This is why they think Jesus' death occurred around midnight on Friday, the day before Easter Sunday.
Now if you remember our lesson from last week, when we talked about the Jewish Festival of Passover, you will remember that this festival began on Nisan 15 and ended on Nisan 22. That's six days long. So if the Jews were going to avoid doing any work on Saturday, which was the first day of the festival, that means they had until late on Thursday or even Wednesday night to die. Since the trial of Jesus took place on Tuesday morning and he was crucified around midday, the Jews had enough time between his death and burial to go to sleep once again.
Jesus died on a Friday, according to Mark and John. This was the Passover Day (15 Nisan) in Mark, the morning following the Passover dinner the night before. That night, Jesus was arrested and questioned by Caiaphas and Pilate before being convicted and killed the next morning at 9 a.m. on Passover. The trial and execution occurred during the hours of darkness, which would have been after midnight.
The Gospels are clear that Jesus died on a Friday. The day was a Sabbath, so it could not be worked nor do any work of necessity or mercy. Since the Jews did not use lamps or candles at night, it is assumed that they used artificial light during this time.
A common misconception is that since Jesus was crucified on a Saturday, he must have died on a Friday. However, the Jewish day started at sunset on Thursday and ended at sunset on Saturday. So Jesus died at midday on a Saturday, which was a Sunday.
Finally, according to the Hebrew calendar, Jesus died in the middle of a seven-day week. THE DOCTRINE THAT THE CRUCIFIXION TOOK PLACE ON: FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 33 AD The majority of Christian denominations believe that Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday morning. However, some early Christians modified the practice of crucifixion by killing their victims on Thursday instead of Friday. These men believed that by taking their life on this day they were following in the footsteps of Jesus, who gave his life on a cross at night. They felt that since darkness was present at the time of Jesus' death, then it should be present when someone dies by this method.
Jesus died at noon (the Jewish day began at sunrise) in an open area near the city gate called the Praetorium. His body was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb cut into the rock. On the way to the tomb, his followers deposited their clothes in a nearby garden for later burial. Jesus' mother Mary also arrived at the site with other women to visit the body. After observing the burial preparations, she returned home.
Later on that evening, Jesus' friends went to check out the situation with Peter and John. They found them together in prayer. When the priests saw this, they split up their group to question each one separately. During this time, Jesus appeared to his disciples and told them to go back to Galilee where he would meet them there.
The arrival of Good Friday, which suggests Jesus died on the cross on a Friday, is another essential detail to make concerning Jesus' death, which has been the basis of legend. The truth is that Jesus died around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, AD 31.
Although the precise date of Christ's birth is unknown, either December 5, B.C. or January 4, B.C. is most likely. Concerning His Crucifixion: The date of Christ's crucifixion has been hotly questioned. Scholars have dated it between A.D. 21 and 36.
The Jewish calendar included two components that were not present in current times. This comprised the day, which began in the evening (as in Genesis 1, evening and morning). A portion of a day was also considered as a full day. According to this viewpoint, the Friday crucifixion was the first day. On Friday afternoon, just before nightfall, Jesus was laid to rest (day 1).
Jesus' resurrection from the grave occurred around sunset on Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D. This is three days and nights, or 72 hours, after he died and was buried beneath the earth's core (i.e., the tomb). The New Testament tells us that his body was discovered by two women followers of Jesus: Mary Magdalene and Mary Jane (also known as Lazarus) who were visiting from Jerusalem. These women had been loyal friends of Jesus during his lifetime, so it may be assumed that he had given them permission to look after his corpse after he died.
The New Testament story goes on to say that when they saw him, they screamed out but that no one else except these two women knew what happened to the body. None of the other disciples nor any of Jesus' family members ever found out about his death or burial. Not even his mother knew until after she died. It is estimated that around 4,000 people witnessed Jesus' resurrection. This means that only a small fraction of those who saw him die later on that Sunday morning have survived to tell the tale today.
In conclusion, the resurrection of Jesus Christ took place on Easter Sunday in 30 A.D. As he rose from the dead, he proved conclusively that he is the Son of God and that he will return to judge the living and the dead.
April 3rd, AD 33 Humphreys and Waddington propose a scenario in which Jesus was crucified and died at 3 p.m. on April 3, AD 33, followed by a red partial lunar eclipse at moonrise at 6.20 p.m., which the Jewish populace witnessed, and Peter recalls this occurrence when proclaiming the resurrection to the Jews (Acts of the Apostles 2:14-21). The Gospels record that Jesus died during the day with darkness over the land and a comet seen in the sky (Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:26; Luke 21:27).
The traditional date for Easter is based on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that he rose from the dead on this day many years ago in Palestine.
Easter is a holiday that falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following the Spring Equinox. Because of this, it can fall anywhere between the March equinox and the August equinox. Easter is a holiday that celebrates Christ's resurrection from the dead, and therefore has no fixed date. It may be any time between the moment Jesus died on the cross and today. However, since the date of the full moon follows the Easter season, most countries have adopted a law that requires employers to grant one week of paid leave in order to celebrate Easter.
Christianity is by far the largest religion in the world. So even though Christianity is not the only religion on Earth, it still has a lot to say about God and humanity.