This is the true Chronicle of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection:
Sunday, Nisan the 9th, 33 A.D. Jesus arrives in Bethany 6, days before the passover: John 12:1-11, Matt.26:6-16, Mark 14:3-11, Mary anoints Jesus’ feet in the evening of the 9th of Nisan, the Beginning of the 10th. The jewish day starts the evening before at about 6pm.

Monday, Jesus’ Triumphal entry on the 10th of Nisan. Jesus cast out the money changers out of the temple. John 12:12-19, Matt.21:1-16, Mark 11:1-11b,15-19, Luke 19:28-48, John 12:20-50. By the evening time they are back in Bethany (Matt.21:17, Mark 11:11c,).

Wednesday , Nisan the 12th, Jesus teaches in the temple. Luke 21:37,38.

Thursday, Nisan the 13th, Passover; the disciples prepare to eat the passover. Matt.26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13, John 13:1. The evening of the 13th, the beginning of the 14th, 6pm, the passover is eaten and Judas begins to betray Jesus. Jesus prays in the Garden and is arrested and taken to be beaten, and he is beaten beyond recognition late Thursday, early Friday . Matt.26:20-75, Mark 14:17-72, Luke 22:14-65, John 13:2-18:27.
Fiday, Nisan the 14th, The Feast of Passover, The day of Jesus’ crucifixion. So ‘Good Friday’ is correct. It is a double Sabbath week. This is also the preparation of the passover (John 19:14). Lambs were slain about 3pm on The Feast of Passover. Matt.27:1-56, Mark 15:1-41, Luke 22:66-23:49, John 18:28-19:37. Now Jesus has been crucified, and it is now evening time, 6pm Friday night ending, Friday the preparation day before the Sabbath ending. Joseph takes Jesus’ body to bury it. Matt.27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42.
Friday, Nisan the 14th , the day called ‘The Preparation’ the day before the Sabbath.

Saturday, Nisan the 15th, the Sabbath, and the feast of unleavened bread. The chief priests and Pharisees come together to Pilate asking him to seal the tomb of Jesus. Matt.27:62-66.

SUNDAY: Nisan the 16th, the first day of the week. Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary come to anoint the body of Jesus, but they are met by the Angel of the Lord; and he declares unto them that Jesus has risen from the dead: Matt. 28: 1-8, Mark 16: 1-8, Luke 24: 1-9, John 20: 1-2. Jesus declared unto his disciples that he would rise again: Matt. 12: 40 says “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whales belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” So, Jesus died Friday and was in the grave by evening time 6pm. 6pm Friday to 6pm Saturday is 24 hours, 6pm Saturday to 6pm Sunday is 24 hours, a total of 48 hours, but we must account for Thursday as the beginning of suffering in the Garden where he is praying and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood. Thursday was the beginning of Nisan the 14th at evening. So that makes a total of 72 hours. Jesus arose early Sunday morning while it was yet dark, that’s not three days and three nights as was described in Matthew 12: 40.

Notice when Jesus met the women at the tomb after his resurrection; Jesus tells them not to touch him: John 20: 17 says “… Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God.” This lets us know that even though Jesus was finished atoning for our sins there was something yet being completed. On the road toward Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke he opened the scriptures to the disciples: Luke 24: 27 says “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” It is important for us to notice the significance of these passages. Note that at the same Jesus was declaring the word about ‘The WORD’ unto them; he was preaching the same word to the spirits in prison which were in hell: 1Peter 3: 18-19 and 4: 6 says “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison… for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” Jesus fills all space and time! In the evening time, he tells the disciples to touch him: John 20: 19-20 says “Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.”

Luke explains the same event with more detail: Luke 24: 39 says “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” By Sunday evening the fulfilment of Jesus’ prophecy of being in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights was complete.

-Anthony Booker

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