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DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS?
This is one way to look at this solemn occasion.
IF Jesus was crucified on Friday, that would give
Him one full day and part of two other days to be dead, being there
is no contradictions that He was raised on Sunday.
19:12-14 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release
him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou
art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh
against Caesar.  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he
brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place
that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.  And
it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour:
and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! [KJV]
took place NOT during for preparation for the Sabbath, but for during
preparation for the Passover. This was the evening of Nisan 14.
Nisan is the first month in the Jewish calendar, which corresponds
with our March. Nisan was formerly Abib (Ex.12:2; 13:4; Deut.16:1).
The name ‘Abib’ was changed after the captivity to Nisan
were being slaughtered, cleaned, and roasted with fire and were
eaten that night after sunset, which began Nisan 15.
19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation,
that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath
day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that
their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
This Sabbath was known as the “high Sabboth” because
Nisan 15 began the seven day feast of unleavened bread. It’s
first day was a Sabboth with a “holy convocation” and
“no manner of work shall be done” (Ex.12:16). The Passover
was the most important of all feasts, and obviously this was the
“high” Sabboth to which John referred.
It was different
from an ordinary Sabboth day. Only once in every seven years would
the “high” Sabboth coincide with the regular Saturday
Sabboth. In AD 32, the first day of the unleavened bread on which
the Passover lamb was eaten, occurred on Thursday. Nisan 14 ended
at sunset Thursday, and this all in fits perfectly with Jesus riding
into Jerusalem on the donkey’s colt (Luke 19:30-38), which
would have been Nisan 10, when the chosen, sacrificial lambs were
separated from the flock and watched for four days.
It is therefore
no mystery or coincidence that Christ Jesus offered Himself on Nisan
10, a Sunday (our Palm Sunday).
following is a schedule of Jesus’ last days on Earth as Man:
10, Sunday (Palm Sunday) --- Christ offers Himself as God’s
Perfect Passover Lamb. (Luke 19:30-38).
14, Thursday --- the day the Passover lambs were slain. This is
the day when “Christ our Passover” was nailed to the
cross (1 Cor. 5:7).
17, Sunday --- Resurrection Sunday! Jesus rose from the dead!
24:1-9 Now upon the first day of the week, very early
in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices
which they had prepared, and certain others with them.  And they
found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.  And they entered
in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.  And it came to
pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood
by them in shining garments:  And as they were afraid, and bowed
down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye
the living among the dead?  He is not here, but is risen: remember
how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,  Saying, The
Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be
crucified, and the third day rise again.  And they remembered
his words,  And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these
things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. (KJV)
Sabboth (“high Sabboth”) went from Thursday sunset to
Friday sunset. The regular Sabboth went from Friday sunset to Saturday
sunset, so the women could not possibly get to the grave until Sunday
morning for they were not permitted to do any work whatsoever. Christ
was in the grave three nights as well as three days.
12:40 For as Jonas was
three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son
of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Appearances Of Christ After His Resurrection.
To Mary Magdalene (Mk 16:9)
To The Other Women (Mt 28:9)
To Two Disciples (Lu 24:15)
To The Eleven Disciples (Lu 24:36)
To Peter (1Co 15:5)
The Ten, Thomas Absent (Jn 20:19)
To The Eleven Disciples (Jn 20:26)
At The Sea Of Galilee (Jn 21:1)
Five Hundred Brethren (1Co 15:6)
Eleven Disciples In Galilee (Mt 28:17)
To James (1Co 15:7)
At The Time Of His Ascension (Lu 24:50)
Paul At His Conversion (Ac 9:5 1Co 15:8)
LIVES!! HE'S ALIVE!!!
on desired topic:
JESUS, LORD AND KING
3 Days and 3 Nights
100 Facts About Jesus
All Fullness of Christ
The Death of Jesus
Eyes on Jesus
Face to Face
Forgiveness From God
Jesus, Holy and Pure
Jesus, the Only Way!
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
Who Crucified Christ?
Who is Christ?
With or Without Christ