–Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
The process of and how it all happened during the week of Passover, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.
Monday: In the course of the day:
- The disciples made preparation in an upper room to celebrate the Seder (Passover). Mark 14: 14,15.
- In the evening: celebrating Seder (The Last Supper) Mark 14:22-25.
- Then follows the Prayer to the Father in Gethsemane (oil press) described in John chapter 17.
- Arrest in Kidron Valley “Whom seek ye” John 18:4
- Very early in the morning the Sanhedrin went to Pilate in order for him to administer a trial for Lord Jesus. Mark 15:1.
- The Sanhedrin had to go to Herod with Lord Jesus as Pilate concluded it was Herod’s jurisdiction Luke 23:7,8.
- Then back to Pilate Luke 23:11.
- At the sixth hour Pilate spoke these words “Behold your King” John 19:14
Wednesday: At 9 AM Crucifixion Mark 15:25.
- At NOON Darkness Mark 15:33.
- At 3:00 AM “It is Finished” John 19:30
- Start time for Preparation. In the evening possibly already after sunset and according to Jewish concepts a new day, the day for the Feast, John 19:33,
- Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea took care of the Body of Lord Jesus John 19:38.39
- Lord Jesus buried John 19:42
- Expansion of the guard Matthew 27:64
- Passover Feast, preparing of a lamb. John 19:33
- Lord Jesus died on the fourteenth of the first month, the day before the annual 15th sabbath. Giving this day an extra dimension. Our month of April.
–-Leviticus 23: 6,7 6 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. 7 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
–John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
IN the evening after sunset the event of the RESURRECTION took place; being for Israel the first day of the new week.
- Early in the morning, however late after the sabbath the women came to an empty sepulchre. According to western concept the Resurrection took place later that Saturday night, according to jewish concept on Sunday the first day of the week.
-Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
–Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
Easter: Acts 12:3,4 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
The word Easter is mentioned once in the King James. The King James translators knew that the word Easter was the only way to reconcile this passage. Every place in the NT the word Pascha is translated into Passover. In this case it is an exception, because the reason why it could not be translated into Passover is because the Passover already had passed over and it were the days of unleavened bread. It was the day following and Herod did not want to wait another year to get Peter killed. He was waiting for the day of Ishtar ” the queen of heaven” . If Pascha would have been translated into Passover instead of Easter it would have given a contradiction.
Furthermore the Feast of Passover is not after the first full moon. That’s what the world us wants to believe. Passover is in our month of April.