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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 08:50AM

How do you determine what actually happened centuries later?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-day-christ-died_b_6999324Later

Christian tradition put Jesus’ last meal with his disciples on Thursday evening and his crucifixion on what we call today “Good Friday.” We now know that is one day off. Jesus’ last meal was Wednesday night, and he was crucified on Thursday, the 14th of the Hebrew month Nisan. The Passover meal itself was eaten Thursday night, at sundown, as the 15th of Nisan began. Jesus never ate that Passover meal. He had died at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

The reason it matters is that getting the chronology straight that weekend enables us to understand the early tradition that Jesus was in the tomb “three days and three nights,” as well as the chronology of the “Last Supper” and the Passover and how the Sabbaths and festival days correlate together that year. This alternative chronology makes all our pieces fit from our various sources, including the Synoptic Gospels, John, and the Gospel of Peter.

The confusion arose because all the gospels say that there was a rush to get his body off the cross and buried before sundown because the “Sabbath” was near. Everyone assumed the reference to “the Sabbath” had to be Saturday — so the crucifixion must have been on a Friday. However, as Jews know, the day of Passover itself is also a “Sabbath” or rest day — no matter what weekday it falls on. In the year 30 AD Friday, the 15th of the Jewish month Nisan was also a Sabbath — so two Sabbaths occurred back to back — Friday and Saturday. Matthew seems to know this as he says that the women who visited Jesus’ tomb came early Sunday morning “after the Sabbaths” (Matthew 28:1).

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Posted by: JoeSmith666 ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 10:34AM

Do you really expect Religion to have any relation to the Truth?

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 11:02AM

When it's not inconvenient, why not?

It's a very human trait!

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 11:31AM

And getting nailed to a cross ain't my definition of "good"...JMHO

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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 12:19PM

get nailed to a cross ~


pretty bad if you're jesus ~


good for us exmos ~

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Posted by: Humberto ( )
Date: April 04, 2021 10:08PM

This is a nice sounding platitude, but the moral calculus is all wrong. To allow an innocent to be punished in my stead, for a deed for which I've been deemed responsible, wouldn't make me feel "good" in any way whatsoever. I suspect most sociopaths would be ok with it, however.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: April 04, 2021 11:36PM

That explains how Jesus had enough time to visit Cleveland/Zarahemla.

I have yet to figure out what a Maundy Thursday is.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 06, 2021 12:04PM

> I have yet to figure out
> what a Maundy Thursday is.


I work Maundy - Thursday and then I have a nice three-day weekend.

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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: April 07, 2021 10:50AM

Is that because Wednesday isn't GOOD enough?

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Posted by: Hervey Willets ( )
Date: April 09, 2021 02:02AM

Older Catholics would remember this as "Spy Wednesday", the day Judas was asked to be a snitch.

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Posted by: Hervey Willets ( )
Date: April 09, 2021 02:05AM

I think the disparity started with John, the last gospel to be written. In this one, the analogy is made that Jesus is the sacrificial lamb, so would be slaughtered on Friday for the Passover.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: April 09, 2021 02:25AM

Interesting.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: April 07, 2021 11:20AM

this is giving me a headache

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Posted by: JoeSmith666 ( )
Date: April 07, 2021 04:52PM

Why expect it to be corrected when no one even celebrates Jesus REAL birthday on April 6 any longer.

Conference used to be 3 days and one was always on Jesus Birthday - April 6. Sadly, they never even served cake that day.

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