032016SS-Crucifixion Timeline.mp3

Posted on 28 Mar 2016, Pastor: Dr Gregg Nash

The Lord Jesus Christ Is Our Passover – 1 Cor. 5:7-8

Our Saviour Was Crucified On Wednesday not Friday


Easter is mentioned one time in your King James Bible and it is used correctly in reference to the pagan holiday but has nothing to do with the Resurrection.  It was a 5 day period of immorality and was late in the month.  Rabbits = symbol of reproduction    Eggs = symbol of fertility

Good Friday only exist in the traditions of Catholicism.
It helps to understand the how days and nights were divided
Romans 5:8

Jewish Day began at sunset, closed at sunset.
Roman Day began at 6:00 a.m., closed at 6:00 p.m.
Our Day begins at midnight, closes at midnight.
Matthew 12:38‑40      Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
39        But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
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.

Jesus stays 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth.

Friday Nisan 9 or April 9.   (Roman time, 12 midnight to 12; Jewish time, 6:00 to 6:00 p.m.)

1)            The journey from Jericho to Bethany and arrival in Bethany  (Jn. 12:1; Luke 19:1-28).

2)       The social supper in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper; this came after 6:00 p.m. and was therefore on Nisan 10, Jewish time, but on Friday evening Roman time (Jn. 12:2-8; Matt. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9).


Saturday – Nisan 10 or April 10.  (Roman time, Saturday; Jewish time, Sabbath until 6:00 p.m.)

1) The preparation for the triumphal entry (Luke 19:29-35)

2) The triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:36-44; John 12:12-19; Mark 11:1-11)


Sunday – Nisan 11 or April 11.   (Roman time, until midnight; Jewish time, ending at 6:00 p.m.)

1) The cursing of the fig tree on the way into Jerusalem (Mark 11:12—l4).

2)  The cleansing of the temple after entering into the city (Mark 11:15-19).


Monday- Nisan 12 or April 12.   (The third consecutive day Christ enters into Jerusalem.)

1)            The prophetic discourses on the way into Jerusalem (Mark 11:20—26).

2)            The teaching in the temple and the rejection by the people    (Mark l1:27-12:44).

3)            The retirement to Olivet and the closing of the prophetic ministry (Mark 13:l-37).

4)            Two days still remain until the beginning of the Passover feast (Matt. 26:1-2; Mark l4:l).


Tuesday – Nisan 13 or April 13


1. Jesus predicts his arrest.                  Matthew 26:1-5

Mount of Olives

  1. Jesus anointed by Mary.             Mark 14:3-9

Bethany, Simon, the Leper’s, home.

  1. Judas Iscariot betrays the Lord                    Mark 14:10-11



Tuesday          4. Preparation for Passover                 Mark 14:12-16

P.M.                                        Jerusalem                                              Luke 22:7-13

TO                          5. Judas named as traitor                                   Matthew 26:20-25

MIDNIGHT                          Upper Room

  1. Instituted His last supper                               Luke 22:14-20

Upper Room,                                        1 Cor. 11:23-26

Bread and Fruit of the Vine

  1. Jesus washes the apostles feet                      John 13:1-17

Upper room

  1. Jesus tells about heaven and the Holy Spirit     John 14:1-16:33

Upper Room, comforter, Sing songs


Wednesday – Nisan 14 or April 14,


MORNING           9. The Intercessory Prayer near Gethsemane John 17:1-26

  1. Agony in Gethsemane                                 Matthew 26:36-46,

In the Garden,        Mark 14:32-42

Mount Olives

  1. The betrayal, arrest, and                             Matthew 26:47-56

Desertion Gethsemane


1:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M.

  1. Jesus examined by Annas             John 18:13-14


  1. Perjured testimony, Caiaphas                    Matthew 26:57-68

Sanhedrin, attempt to make legal trail.

  1. Peter denies the Lord.                                   Matthew 26:69-75

Jerusalem, outside palace

  1. Jesus sent to Pilate                                        Matthew 27:1-2

Jerusalem, Governor’s Hall

  1. Judas realizes sin, hangs himself,               Matthew 27:3-10






6:00 A.M.

  1. Jesus sent to Herod                       Luke 23:6-12

Palace in Jerusalem

  1. Jesus back to Pilate, mocked by                                Matthew 27:19-38

soldiers, Governor’s Hall

  1. Simon bears the cross on the way to Calvary.    Luke 23:26

9:00 A.M.

Third Hour:

“THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS”                             Luke 23:38

Greek – Latin – Hebrew

  1. Jesus’ crucifixion and 2 malefactors         Mark 15:24-25

Calvary – Golgotha

  1. Mockers, Chief priests, Soldiers                 Matthew 27:39, 40


  1. First statement from the cross                   Luke 23:34
  2. Malefactor rails on Christ                           Luke 23:39-41
  3. Malefactor asks to be remembered          Luke 23:42,
  4. Second statement, sinner saved               Luke 23:43
  5. Third statement – to His mother             John 19:26
  6. Fourth statement – to John                      John 19:27

12:00 NOON

6th Hour for the Jews

  1.          SUPERNATURAL PHENOMENA  LUKE 23:44-45 Mark 15:33


  1.          Fifth statement                    Matthew 27:46


  1.          Sixth statement                    John 19:28-30


  1.          Seventh statement              Luke 23:46



3:00 P.M.



4:00 P.M.

By this time this is the torture that Jesus had been through.­

1)            Slapped

2)            Blindfolded

3)            Spit upon

4)            Buffeted

5)            Scourged

6)            Struck upon the head

7)            Beard plucked out

8)            Pierced with thorns

9)            Crucified

10)          Pierced in side



Jesus has given up the ghost. Events that immediately follow:


Earthquake and rending of Temple veil                         Matthew 27:51

Opening of the graves                                                         Matthew 27:52

Confession of the centurion                                              Matthew 27:54

Conviction of the multitude                                              Luke 23:48

Breaking of legs of the thieves                                          John 19:31-32

Piercing of Jesus’ side                                                          John 19:34

Entombment in Joseph’s tomb                                         John 19:38-42

(100 lb. of myrrh  = 200 lb. man)

Sealing of the tomb, setting a watch              Matthew 27:66



6:00 P.M.          6:00 P.M.              6:00 P.M.                  6:00 P.M.

He (Jesus) was taken down and placed in the tomb just before sunset (which is the end of the Jewish Day), because the day that began at sunset, or 6:00 P.M., was a Sabbath for the Passover (a High Sabbath, not a Saturday Sabbath).     John 19:31


Jesus arose sometime after 6:00 P.M. Saturday, the Jew’s sunset. this was the end of Saturday and the beginning of Sunday. Thirty-seven (37) Old Testament prophecies fulfilled.


The “Wednesday view” is supported by astronomy.

  1. The Passover occurred on the 15th day of the 1st month (Nisan), corresponding to our March-April.
  2. Jewish months began with the new moon. Hence) Nisan 1 was the new moon.
  3. The U.S. Naval observatory says a new moon occurred on March 22, A.D. 30, around 6:00 p.m., and the day of the week was Wednesday. (Since Jerusalem is east of Greenwich, England, it would be several hours later, or March 23 by Jewish reckoning, i.e., Thursday.)
  4. If Nisan 1 (March 23) was Thursday, then Nisan 15 was also Thursday.     Christ was crucified on the 14th – Wednesday.


Thursday –  Nisan 15 or April 15.      (This is the first day of the Passover feast proper.)

1)        This is the feast Sabbath, and the “high day” of which John speaks           (Mark 16:1; Luke 23:54; John 19:31).

Matt. 28:1, Sabbaths —- plural in Greek.

2)        This is the day when the tomb was sealed against His resurrection           (Matt. 27:62—66).


Friday –  Nisan 16 or April 16.     (This is a day of silence for the most part.)

1)        This is the day when the women bought and prepared the spices (Mark 16:1) This could not have been on Sunday, for Sunday began at 6:00 p.m. and they came to the tomb so early that it was not yet light.   And besides this preparation takes about a day.

2)        Luke further augments the account in Mark by asserting that these spices were prepared before the Sabbath, and then they rested on the Sabbath (Luke 23:54-56).


Saturday –  Nisan 17 or April 17.     (This Is the regular weekly Sabbath.)

1)        On this day the women rested awaiting the first day of the week when they might come and anoint the body of Jesus

(Luke 23:56, cf. 24:1).

2)        Except for this statement in Luke there is silence as to the events of this day.


Jesus is resurrected physically from the dead.                               Matthew 28:1-8


What took place?        I Cor. 15:1





  1. Mary Magdalene                                                                 Mark 16:9


  1. Other women                                                                        Matthew 8:9


  1. Peter                                                                                       I Cor. 15:5


  1. Two disciples – Emmaus Road                                         Luke 24:15-31


  1. Ten apostles – Thomas missing The following Sunday      John 20:19, 24


  1. Eleven apostles – Thomas there                                        John 20:26-28


  1. Seven disciples fishing Sea of Tiberias                            John 21:1-24


  1. Eleven apostles, Mount of Olives                                     Matt. 28:16, 17


  1. James                                                                                     I Cor. 15:7

Ascension Day                        Acts 1:2-9