Page 42 - A True Gospel Chronology from the Crucifixion to the Resurrection
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 If the weekly Sabbath was the third day from the crucifixion and burial, this gives us a very plain and simple way to determine what day the crucifixion and burial happened. We just have to count. In this counting, we will not have to resort to the magical hocus-pocus of the partial day counting trick.
What we are dealing with here is a span of five days. Five days? Wow, how did we get that? Well, let' s break it down.
1. The Today - the first day of the week. This day is passing from,
2. Third day since these things - the seventh day of the week.
3. Second day since these things - the sixth day of the week.
4. First day since these things - the fifth day of the week.
5. The Day of These Things - the fourth day of the week.
Let's take the count forward instead of counting backward.
1. The Day of These Things - 14th of Abib, the fourth day of the week, Tuesday sunset to Wednesday sunset. We know from our chronology, that the crucifixion and burial occurring during the day portion of 14th of Abib.
2. First day since these things - 15th of Abib, the fifth day of the week, Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset. This would be the day of the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the high day mentioned in John.
3. Second day since these things - 16th of Abib, the sixth day of the week, Thursday sunset to Friday sunset. This would be the day that the women went to the market to purchase the spices which they would prepare, then use to anoint the body of Jesus.
4. Third day since these things - 17th of Abib, the seventh day of the week, Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. This would be the weekly Sabbath, on which the women 'rested according to the commandment'. At the end of this day would have completed the three day and nights of Jesus' entombment, and would be understood as the third day.
5. The Today - 18th of Abib, the first day of the week, Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset. On this day, in the morning, the tomb was discovered to be empty and
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