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 does not see or accept this, then you are only left with a Friday crucifixion, because it is the only scenario that includes a crucifixion before a Sabbath.
This appears to be the reason for the two days of jail time for Jesus. They had to stretch the timeline from His arrest early Wednesday, all the way to Friday. So expanding His time in jail, or in ward, seemed to be the best they could come up with. They had to stretch the time to Friday, in order to get to the only Sabbath they recognized, the weekly Sabbath.
Obviously they fixed this problem of His long incarceration, by moving the Last Supper from Tuesday to Thursday. However, this does not answer why it was on Tuesday, to begin with.
It should be noted that it is during this period (Third and Fourth Centuries) when the Church is actively seeking to separate itself from Jewish influences. This separation culminates at the Council of Nicea (AD 325) when the Church separates its observance of Pascha from the Jewish time of observance. As Emperor Constantine stated,
And truly, in the first place, it seemed to everyone a most unworthy thing that we should follow the custom of the Jews in the celebration of this most holy solemnity, who, polluted having stained their hands with a nefarious crime, are justly blinded in their minds.
Resurrection At The End Of Weekly Sabbath
Another point of interest is that the Didascalia's chronology maintains a resurrection at the end of the weekly Sabbath, not a Sunday morning resurrection. This is revealed to us in the attempt to show how Jesus fulfilled the three days and three nights, according to their own reckoning.
He suffered, then, at the sixth hour on Friday. And these hours wherein our Lord was crucified were reckoned a day.
And afterwards, again, there was darkness for three hours; and it was reckoned a night.
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