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Was Christ Crucified On Friday

Is GOOD FRIDAY a lie, or was Jesus Christ crucified on Friday?

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The 1st night, the eagles were gathered Thursday night. Afterward came Jesus' arrest (Luke 22:53), beating, and death. Then innocent Jesus was nailed to the cross on Friday at 12 noon. Early Sunday morning, three days after Jesus last Passover supper, is Jesus Resurrection Day. Therefore counted thursday night, friday morning, friday night, saturday morning, saturday night, sunday morning: that is 3 days.
---Eloy on 11/20/07


Communion represents the Lords Last Passover Supper on the night of Thursday April 14, 28 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. when Jesus was 32 years old, afterwards came his arrest (Luke 22:53), beating, and death. It commemorates innocent Jesus nailed to the cross on Friday at 12 noon, then came three hours of darkness, and his sacrificial death of taking peoples sins on Friday April 14, 28 A.D. at 3:00 p.m. Early Sunday morning, three days after Jesus last Passover supper, is Jesus Resurrection Day.
---Eloy on 11/20/07


Jesus was alive on the cross for 3 hours: From the 6th hour (ie: 12 noon) until the 9th hour (ie: 3pm)- ref: Matthew 27:45, and remained hanging dead on the cross for 3 hours: From the 9th hour (ie: 3pm) until the 12th hour (ie: 6pm evening)- ref: Mark 15:42-46. "Thereupon being third time, and crucified him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And Jesus cried with a loud voice and gave up the ghost." Mark 15:25,33,37.
---Eloy on 11/20/07


On the 16th of Abib, which was the "Day of 1st Fruits", was the resurrection day, with Jesus being resurrected and becoming the "first fruits" of those who will be resurrected from the dead. This was not a festival sabbath. This day prefigured the Resurrection of Jesus, which ocurred on the same day.
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


On 14th Abib, which started Thurs night at sundown, Jesus died as the Lamb of God,at the same time the passover lambs were being slain in preparation for Passover,which started at the 9th hour. Jesus died and rested in tomb from sundown Fri to sundown Sat,The 15th of Abib, which was the weekly Sabbath and the Passover,which landed on the same day, making it a "High Sabbath". Then 16th of Abib, Jesus is resurrected, being the 1st fruits of those who will be resurrected, on The Day of 1st Fruits.
---Gina7 on 11/17/07




The reason why we know that Jesus did not die on Wednesday and wait all they way until Sunday to be resurrected is because of the festivals that pointed forward to these events occurred one day after another. On the 14th of Abib the Lambs were slain,on the 15th was Passover,on the 16th was Day of 1st Fruits. This represents the Crucifiction (14th),the resting in the tomb on the High Sabbath (Sabbath, Passover Sabbath {15th}), The Resurrection (16th, First Fruits). They occur in order, 1,2,3 NOT 1,2,3,4,5
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


14th of Abib (sundown Thursday to Sundown Friday) Lambs Slain Jesus Crucified at the same hour the lambs are slain JESUS THE LAMB OF GOD

15th of Abid Passover, Weekly Sabbath (Sundown Friday to Sundown Saturday) Jesus rests in the tomb, making the Sabbath the Memorial of Redemption as well as Creation

16th of Abid, Feast of 1st Fruits (Sundown Saturday to Sundown Sunday) Jesus is resurrected, Jesus the first fruits of them that slept!
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


Wed. 14- Crucified/laid in the tomb just before 6:00pm, as the Jewish day ended.
Thur 15th = day 1, Passover, Special Sabbath.
Friday 16th = day 2
Saturday 17th = day 3,weekly Sabbath.
Sunday = 1st day of the week Christ has risen as prophesyed (Luke 24:1).
-trey 11/9/07
How do you harmonize John 19:31 which states Sabbath was "an High Day" which means when weekly Sabbath falls on a ceremonial Sabbath (Passover Sabbath)making it "A High Day" or Double Sabbath?
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


John 19:31 New Living Translation 31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didnt want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover).
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


John 19:31 King James Version 31The 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,)
---Gina7 on 11/17/07




John 19:31 New American Standard "Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day)"
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


John 19:31 New Living Translation 31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didnt want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover).//John 19:31 King James Version 31The 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,)//High Sabbath was when the weekly Sabbath fell on the same day as 1 of the yearly festivals.
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


Jesus has his "last supper" with his disciples after sundown the evening of Thursday, the 1st day of the feast of unleavened bread (Mat 26:17)or 14th of Abib. The 14th started after sundown Thursday and went to sundown Friday. Jesus died on Friday 14th of Abib at the same time the lambs were being slain for the Passover. Exodus 12:6 margin states the lambs were slain from the 9th to 11th hour. Mat 27:46 Jesus died after or at 9th hour. Makes sense as He is the Lamb of God.
---Gina7 on 11/17/07



On the 15th of Abib, starting sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, was the Passover. This occurred at the time of the weekly Sabbath, which is also sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. This is why is was a "High Sabbath". This is generally called the 1st day of the Feast of unleavened Bread. Since Jesus was to die as the Lamb sacrifice,to correspond with the time of the passover lambs being slain, he held his last supper one night early.
---Gina7 on 11/17/07


Mrk15:42-44--evening had come, this was the Preparation Day,the day before Sabbath. It was Friday afternoon since the Sabbath begins at sundown.Jh19:31-33:because it was the Preparation Day,-bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath(Sabbath was a high day) means it was Friday afternoon since the Sabbath day begins at sundown. Clearly Jesus was crucified on Passover,Fri.-buried later that(Fri)afternoon or night before the Sabbath(Sat.)began,-rose from the dead the first day of the week (Sun).
---Lisa on 11/13/07


trey: Non-sense. Jesus did not have to abide by such Pharisaical rules.

He was taken by the sinful inhabitants of this world on a Thursday Night "In the KARDIA of the GE" Crucified on Friday, slept in the tomb keeping Sabbath, and arose to begin work of intercession on Sunday. 3-days and 3-nights "In the clutches of hateful hearts of sinful earth inhabitants"
---TS on 11/13/07


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jody: You are mistaken. The thief did not go with Jesus to paradise that day. Jesus told Mary upon resurrection "do not touch Me for I have not yet asceneded to My Father" Jesus had not been to paradise. The Comma is misplaced in translated scripture for Jesus told the thief "I say to you TODAY, you will be with Me in paradise"

Today, when it looks like I can do nothing but later, after the Second Coming Resurrection you shall be with Me in Paradise.
---TS on 11/13/07


The answer is in the scriptures:
Matt 26:61"...and to build it in three days,"
Matt. 27:63 "...,and after three days I will rise again,"
Also see Matt. 12:40, Mark 8:31, Luke 24:21.

Christ had to fulfill the OT prophesies. The Pascal Lamb must be chosen on the 10th day of Nisan (Exo 12:3 / Matt 26:12), and slain on the evening of the 14th before the 15th(Passover). In 30 A.D. the year of the crucifixion (not 33 as some claim) the Pasover fell on Thursday.
---trey on 11/9/07


Part 2:
If Christ was crucified on Friday then he violated the Sabbath because he would have traveled from Jericho to Bethany on the previous Sabbath (John 12:1).

Mark 15:42 - "And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea..." Saturday was the Sabbath, but what many do not realize is that the Jews had other Sabbaths as well. (Exo 12, Lev. 23, Numb. 28).
---trey on 11/9/07


Part 3

So was it Friday or Wednesday?

John 19:14 "And it was the preparation of the passover,..." Therefore it was Wednesday.

When did Christ die, Exodus 12:6 "at even" (Jewish term meaning as one day is ending and the other is coming in. (about 6:00pm).

The 15th of Nissan was the Passover, and the Sabbath, (Thursday).
---trey on 11/9/07


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Part 4:

If crucified Wednesday, then Christ travelled from Jericho to Bethany on Friday, lawfully.

Saturday, Christ enters into Jerusalem, from Bethany, lawfully (Luke 24:50 & Acts 1:12).

Wed. 14 - Crucified & laid in the tomb just before 6:00pm, as the Jewish day ended.
Thur. 15th = day 1, Passover, & Special Sabbath.
Friday 16th = day 2
Saturday 17th = day 3, weekly Sabbath.
Sunday = 1st day of the week & Christ has risen as prophesyed (Luke 24:1).
---trey on 11/9/07


I hope you can see how the scriptures harmonize. If you disagree, that's your prerogative.

Lord bless each of you,
---trey on 11/9/07


Pammy)Hi and blessings to you. How in the world did a blog about Good Friday turn into an issue about when I worship God? You have no idea which day of the week I worship the Lord on. Where in the world are you comming from. My blog had nothing to do with Sabbath. Trust me that I honor my Lord on Sabbath and you need to retract what you said as it made no sence at all. What spirit are you of?Division?:)
---jody on 11/9/07


Nobody's perfect, but to not have a day in the church representing his death/ sacrifice for us is disrespectful.
---Lisa on 11/8/07
Jesus died on 6th day, the preparation day of the 7th day Sabbath. He was laid in the tomb before the setting of the sun. He rested in the tomb on the 7th day Sabbath, thereby making the Sabbath the dual memorial of creation and redemption. Jesus created us, and rested on 7th day, then redeemed us,and rested on 7th day!
---Gina7 on 11/9/07


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TS) If the SPIRIT of Christ not the body, was resting in the tomb on friday, then how did He meet the criminal who was next to Him on the cross that He promissed to meet in paradise that day? That man must have died that early evening sometime and Jesus had told him He would see him in paradise and Jesus doesn't lie. I've always wondered how he did that.:) hmm:)
---jody on 11/9/07


TS, that's one way to look at it, I guess. Blessings to you.
---John1944 on 11/9/07


Jack: I've got it right. It refers to the "Heart of the Wicked Inhabitants of this World" and not "Sheol". The Word Sheol is not used in that Scripture.
---TS on 11/9/07


Lisa/John: It is relevent because Jesus rested, sleeping in the tomb the Sabbath Day. Thus keeping the 4th Commandment that everyone wants to forget, even in death.

It matters because there are many who want Him to die in a Wednesday and Rise on a Friday in order to deny that the Commandments even exist. Truth is Truth and if you have it and want it then you have the Spirit. Truth matters.
---TS on 11/9/07


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TS, you've got it right!

"Heart of the heart" specifically refers to His descent into Sheol.
---Jack on 11/9/07


Jody: the day you honour the First Day is not even Biblical..Jesus said REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY:first day is not the Sabbath remember that..It is important and is not a cultish believe but biblical unlike yours which is man's day.Jesus never said remember the first day 2keep holy..never.
---pammy on 11/8/07


Why does it matter what day of the week Jesus was crucified on?
---John1944 on 11/8/07


Mrk15:42-44--evening had come, this was the Preparation Day,the day before Sabbath. It was Friday afternoon since the Sabbath begins at sundown.Jh19:31-33:because it was the Preparation Day,-bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath(Sabbath was a high day) means it was Friday afternoon since the Sabbath day begins at sundown. Clearly Jesus was crucified on Passover,Fri.-buried later that(Fri)afternoon or night before the Sabbath(Sat.)began,-rose from the dead the first day of the week (Sun).
---Lisa on 11/8/07


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It's called Good Friday BECAUSE Christ's crucifixion was the triumph of good over evil.

It's as simple as that.
---Nancy on 11/8/07


Whether it's Friday or Wednesday is irrelevant.
the point being is that we want to observe the day Jesus died for us, and thank Him for His gift.
Nobody's perfect, but to not have a day in the church representing his death/ sacrifice for us is disrespectful.
---Lisa on 11/8/07


Geoff: Respectfully, It is as I stated. Jesus never said He'd be in the Tomb 3 Days/Nights. He said

Mat12:40 "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]"
Proper Translation [In the Clutches of inhabitants of this world]

Notice, Whale is alive and so are "Kardia of the Ge" inhabitants. Nothing is alive in the grave.

See Strongs Concordance for Kardia and Ge
---TS on 11/8/07


Cathrine)Blessings to you. I meant no offense. My thoughts were speaking not to those who have a keen interest in such things but rather to those who enjoy debating things at the expense of the cross and even carrying it into cult matters like predicting the exact day of Christs return:) I am glad you enjoy this. I rather am into names:) Love to explore their meaning.:)
---jody on 11/8/07


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John, TS & Mima, I think I can help here. Are you familiar with integers? In reconning three days and nights as units, any portion of the unit counts as one. So we would not count 3 days + 3 nights, but 3 units (not 3x24 hours)-Friday, Sabbath & Sunday. Jesus died on Friday, the preparation day-Mk 15:42, Lk 23:54, Jn 19:31 and rose early Sunday morning-Mt 28:1, Mk 16:2, 9, Jn 20:1.
---Geoff on 11/8/07


John: Scripture says Jesus would be in the "Kardia" of "Ge" 3 days and nights.

Kardia means the "thoughts and intents of the hearts" and Ge means "the inhabitants of the world"

Begining the night in Gethsemane Jesus was in the clutches of the evil hearts of the inhabitants of this world, until Sunday Morning.

Thur Night, Friday Night, Sat Night
Friday Morning, Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning. 3-days and nights.
---TS on 11/8/07


Actually to each his own. I love dates. Call me a dreamer, I do not care. I enjoy sitting back and letting my mind wander on specific dates. Understand? Anyways I love studying dates, time, year, time of day, ect. Good Friday is not a LIE.
---catherine on 11/8/07


It is not good to focus on times,dates,seasons or the like. That is how we became involved in the Cults about Sabbath. The day that we honor Jesus' resurection is not important or provable. The resurection, however, is important and the very essence of our hope. To sidetrack from this reduces us from the Glory of that ressurection to divisors of doctrine and belief. Let us focus on what matters.:)
---jody on 11/8/07


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The Bible doesn't say he was crucified on Friday. Simple mathematics tells me that even if the days and nights were partial, Jesus would have to have been crucified on Wed. or at the latest Thursday. But Friday afternoon at 3 PM would be an absolute impossibility.
---john on 11/3/07


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