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 And these reproaches did these bulls and dogs, in their madness cast upon Him, till it was very early in the morning, and then they lead Him away to Annas, who was father-in-law to Caiaphas;
and when they had done the like things to Him there, it being the day of the preparation, they delivered Him to Pilate the Roman governor, accusing Him of many and great things, none of which they could prove.
Now we have all the following events occurring from the early morning hours of Friday to the morning daybreak.
• Jesus arrested and bound upon the signal given by Judas
• Jesus then taken to the house of Caiaphas and abused by evil men
• He is then taken to the house of Annas, and treated shamefully further
• At daybreak, He is then escorted to Pilate to be judged and condemned to be
One hundred years earlier, in the Didascalia, these events occurred over a period of two days or more. Now they have corrected the chronology to be more in keeping with the Biblical narrative.20
The narrative continues as expected with the crucifixion taking place during the daytime on Friday. Regarding the time of the resurrection, it states,
He gave up the ghost.~ and was buried before sunset in a new sepulchre. But when the first day of the week dawned He arose from the dead, and fulfilled those things which before His passion He foretold to us, saying: "The Son of man must continue in the heart of the earth three days and three nights."
And when He was risen from the dead, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, then to Cleopas in the way, and after that to us His disciples, who had fled away for fear of the Jews, but privately were very inquisitive about Him. But these things are also written in the Gospel.
The phrase, "when the first day of the week dawned,” should be understood as the phrase is used in the Gospels. This is essentially pointing to the exact
20 At least as it concerns the amount of time from His arrest in the garden and being delivered to Pilate. 45

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