From: Marilyn AgeeRe: Jennie, Crucifixion Day and Sunday PentecostHi:> > Please give me scripture for Pentecost to ALWAYS BE ON A SUNDAY?> > I think it's a misinterpretation to ASUME that Pentecost is on Sunday.I agree with you. I don't think Pentecost always has to be on Sunday.Lev 23:15,16 is a bit confusing. It says, "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days".That Sabbath can be taken two ways. The morrow after the weekly Saturday Sabbath is Sunday, and the morrow after the Feast of Unleavened Bread (an annual Sabbath) is not always on Sunday.It was in 30 AD though. Passover was Nisan 14, Friday. Unleavened Bread was Nisan 15, Saturday. Firstfruits was Nisan 16, Sunday, the day after the weekly Sabbath. The first day of the Omer was Firstfruits.It is not the same every year. In 2008, Nisan 14, Passover, was Saturday, Nisan 15, Unleavened Bread, was Sunday, and Nisan 16, Firstfruits, was Monday. The day after the Saturday Sabbath was not the day of Firstfruits. Therefore, the Sabbath before Firstfruits was the Feast of Unleavened Bread, an annual Sabbath, no matter what day of the week it fell on.> > If Jesus rose on the Third Day, then how did he die on Friday and rose on Sunday?
He didn't. John 19:14 says, "IT WAS THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER (i.e., Thursday), and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!"Jesus was crucified on the preparation of the Passover, Thursday.
Mark 15:42 says, "And now when the even was come, because IT WAS THE PREPARATION, THAT IS, THE DAY BEFORE THE SABBATH" (i.e., before Passover, the high day, the annual Sabbath).
Luke 23:54 says, "And THAT DAY WAS THE PREPARATION, and the sabbath (Passover, the high Sabbath) drew on."
The Crucifixion was on the day BEFORE the Passover, Thursday, Nisan 13, the day they did their cooking for the three feasts, which were all annual Sabbaths, days of rest. Passover was called the HIGH DAY.
Jesus died about 3 PM on Nisan 13, when the lambs were being killed at the Temple. They had to be roasted and eaten before midnight, which was the 6th hour of Nisan 14.
John 19:31 says, "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,) [i.e., it was Passover, the high Sabbath] besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away."Mt 12:40 says, "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." The 3 days and 3 nights were Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday (night then day) and Sunday (night).