Gerry Almond (26
"TO ELAINE B....I ALSO
AGREE THAT FRIDAY CRUCIFIXION CANNOT BE"
Matthew 12:40 says that "as Jonah was in the belly of the fish
(whale?) 3 days and 3 nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the
heart of the earth". Nowhere else in scripture can 3 days
and 3 nights be made into anything else except 3 days and 3
So Jesus rose on the 3rd day. How to reconcile this?
In Hebrew time counting, the day began at sunset and ended at
sunset each 24 hour period. In Genesis chapter 1 that was
called day and night. Jesus was nailed to the cross at
exactly the same moment that the high priest lashed the Passover
lamb to the altar. He stayed alive on the cross the exact
amount of time that the ritual sacrifice took that day.
The blood soaked cloth that was hung outside the Holy
place was to turn white as the blood was consumed by Jehovah but
it did not. I remained blood soaked. Not only that, but
the veil of the temple's most holy place was split asunder from
top, (way up) to bottom, as Jesus died.
Every so often, the Passover was on Thursday, instead of
Saturday because of the lunar calendar anomaly and the year of
His crucifixion was such a time. In that case, to remain
ritually clean meant observance of Passover for three days,
namely, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This was taken from
the book, "The Jewish Festivals, History and Observances" by
Hayyim Schauss, 1938 edition. The author taught for over
25 years at the Jewish Teacher Seminary in New York and in Los
Angeles, at the College of Jewish Studies and at the University
of Judaism. He authored many books and articles on the
Jewish religion, its customs, ceremonies and folklore. He
was recognized as an expert par excellent in these topics.
Jesus was crucified on Wednesday following the last supper on
Tuesday evening as it went to Wednesday. In the darkness
of Wednesday night He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, was
arrested, and tried before the Sanhedrin in an illegal Jewish
trial (no trial is allowed at night, supposedly, but that didn't
stop the bloodthirsty Pharisees).
Now the technical explanation. At sunset, there are 14
minutes from the time the sun hits the horizon with its bottom
until it disappears at the top of the disk. At that time,
in Jewish law, there are two days, one going and one
coming. Jesus dismissed His spirit at 3 P. M. just 3 hours
before sunset. During that time, the hasty preparations of
His body were made. By the END of sunset that day, He was
in the tomb and it was sealed.
The disciples, Joseph and Arimathea and Nicodemus were all
ritually clean therefore, as they had not touched a dead body on
Passover. So, Jesus was in the heart of the earth
Wednesday to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, and Friday to
Saturday. He arose sometime Sunday. This makes Him
in the heart of the earth 3 days and 3 nights, but still, since
the tomb was not sealed until the start of Thursday, He arose,
as far a humans counted days on the 3rd day from his burial.
There is absolutely no way to legitimately make the crucifixion
on any Friday, no matter who says it how they may try.
I have a time count that I have posted once before. No one
commented on it, but you may if you wish. Here it is:
Jesus name is numbered in every language of the Bible the
same....888. When He came to earth to die for our sins, He
came as our Savior. He specifically explained that that
was his mission, not be a king. The gematria for Savior is
14. Multiply 888 x 14 days and you get 12,432. That
in 365.24219 days per year as our calendar is, equals 34 years
and 14 days. If one takes a backward count from the
expected end of His life at His first coming, supposing it to be
Pentecost that year, and in 32, that was May 29, this is the
expected answer to his date of birth.
This would be including the day the Holy Spirit came in tongues
of fire. His physical life would have totaled 33.889 years
from birth and 54 days from death on the cross until His return
(Holy Spirit at Pentecost).
This would mean that Israel was (re)born on the exact
anniversary of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I do
not know the year, but if you find a Pentecost on May 25/26 back
around 32 or so, then we can know the year of His birth as
well. Not only so, we can know the day of His conception
by counting back 280 days. That date is August 7/8, the
date of the Black Fast. What a gift to give on such a
black day for them. And they forsook it, but Praise God
Almighty, because of that, I am saved today.
P. S. I kinda think He was crucified in 30, since the Temple was
destroyed 40 years later. Maybe???
P. P. S. I remember also, as a side note, that Dr. Charles
Halff, founder of the Christian Jew Hour radio ministry, (now
gone, and he is deceased) wrote a book in which he said that a
careful analysis of the gospels will show that the triumphal
entry occurred, not on Sunday, but on Saturday, the
Sabbath. Jesus found the temple set up for business
beginning at sunset as was infuriated at the diseased birds,
less than good lambs, etc. to the point that His righteous anger
caused Him to cleanse His house. The only reason I mention
this is to say how fitting that it would be on Saturday, the
holy Sabbath day that this event took place. It makes
sense that the crowds were not there, but the sellers
were. He drove them out!!!