The Chronology of Christís Crucifixion and Resurrection

 

Tuesday

Jesus Christ ate an evening Passover meal with His disciples and instituted the New

Covenant symbols (Matthew 26:26-28). Jesus was then betrayed by Judas, arrested

and during the night brought before the high priest.

Wednesday

Jesus died around 3 p.m. (Matthew 27:46-50). This was the preparation day for the annual,

Not weekly, Sabbath, which began at sunset (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31).

Jesusí body was placed in the tomb just before sunset (Matthew 27:57-60).

Thursday

Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset was the high-day Sabbath,

the first day of Unleavened Bread (John 19:31; Leviticus 23:4-7).

It is described as the day after the ďDay of PreparationĒ (Matthew 27:62).

Friday

The high-day Sabbath now past, the women bought and prepared spices for anointing Jesusí body before resting on the weekly Sabbath day, which began at Friday sunset

(Mark 16:1; Luke 23:56).

Saturday

The women rested on the weekly Sabbath, according to the Fourth Commandment

(Luke 23:56; Exodus 20:8-11). Jesus rose near sunset, exactly three days and three nights after

burial, fulfilling the sign of Jonah and authenticating the sign He gave of His messiahship.

Sunday

The women brought the spices early in the morning while it was still dark

(Luke 24:1; John 20:1), finding that Jesus had already risen

(Matthew 28:1-6; Mark 16:2-6; Luke 24:2-3; John 20:1).

He did not rise on Sunday morning, but near sunset the day before.