> He could celebrate
Passover on what we would call Thursday night,
2 April, 33 AD, and he would still be on time
to die as the Passover Lamb for all time at 3
pm, in the evening of 14th Nisan, which was
Friday afternoon, 3 April 33 AD. See
"Three evenings and
three mornings" is exactly equal in meaning to
"three days of Jewish reckoning."
I think the
crucifixion was on Thursday, Nisan 13, 30 AD.
On the Feast of Atonement in 27 AD, Jesus
announced the coming Jubilee (28 AD).
Luke 4:16 "And he came to Nazareth, where
he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he
went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and
stood up for to read.
Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto
him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he
had opened the book, he found the place where it
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he hath anointed me to preach the
gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to
set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year
of the Lord (i.e., the Jubilee Year, 28 AD).
Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he
gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And
the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue
were fastened on him.
Luke 4:21 And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled in your
Jesus died about 3
PM on Nisan 13 as the lambs were beginning to
be killed at the Temple. They had to be
roasted and eaten before midnight, the 6th
hour of Nisan 14, Passover.
If the lambs were
killed Friday afternoon, the firstborn of
Israel would have died the previous midnight
when they were in Egypt.
> > The 14th of Nisan
must have been on a Friday, because the day of
preparation was the day before the weekly
Shabbat, because it is written,
light a fire in any of your dwellings on the
I agree that Nisan
14 was Friday, and Friday is normally the
preparation of the Sabbath, but the
preparation of the high day, the Annual
Sabbath, Passover, was Thursday.
John_19:14 says, "And it was
the preparation of the Passover".
The 3 days and 3 nights were
Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday
(night then day), and Sunday (night).