Day of Crucifixion

 

Revised

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Basic Facts First

 

The only way to identify the Day of Crucifixion is mathematically. Fortunately I did the math correctly, but ended up having no faith in the results because the day Jesus died is based on assumptions; it doesn’t match any known parameters associated with the Julian calendar. 1.) Jesus is the Creator. 2.) His life was a microcosm of the tropical year. 3.) Jesus first seven days were not included in his prophetic life cycle. 4.) Circumcision was the beginning of the “cloud” (Matt. 13:6; Rev. 1:7) representation of earth’s rotational cycle. 5.) Jesus replaced the Paschal Lamb. 6.) Jesus life cycle represents the 33-year rotational cycle but doesn’t match it numerically; he was born in 1 B.C. and died in A.D. 32 (not born in zero year and died A.D. 33).

Matthew’s story is Jesus was put on the cross Friday at 9:00 am (Mark 15:25) – and then the Creator added two (2) days rotation to the earth by the time the soldiers took him down. Also, if you mathematically change a descending array of numbers into an ascending array of numbers using a zero year and proper leap days, two (2) days must be added to the mix. The math happened at the zero year, the reality happened while Jesus Christ (Creator) was on the cross dying for our sins (Matt. 27:45). What transpired physically during these 48 hours (or three hours; Matt 27:45) of this event is basically unexplainable, except it existed mathematically.

From Jesus’ birth day (March 26th, 1 B.C., p. 287) until his death (April 3rd, A.D. 32), an actual count of days and rotation of calendars is required to identify 12060 days. Earth’s rotation around the sun (365.242424 days per year) times 33 years is 12053 days (p. 456). To identify himself as the Creator, Jesus was circumcised and named on the eighth (8th) day of his life. The first seven days represented the creation week in 5456 B.C. (p. 221). This presents elementary faith. It identifies the calendar as the basis of Christianity as well as civilization. The Catholic Church and Gregorian calendar are absolute proof of this postulate.

Julius Caesar was fulfilling prophecy by developing the Julian calendar. He was given that calendar so God could get more “renown” (Dan. 9:15) against Egypt. God didn’t let Egypt acquire another calendar to purposely blaspheme his name. Prophetic action was even administered against the Alexandrian Library which Julius Caesar burned, as well as other destruction to this literary citadel. Prominent in Julius Caesar’s calendar were descending years, followed by ascending years without a zero year. A mathematical formula is required to maneuver through this labyrinth.

Actual Events

In opposition to this Roman calendar’s 400-year supposed rotation (four year Julian rotation), is the actual 231-year rotation of our solar system, known as “the glorious holy mountain” (Dan. 9:45). There are different mathematical ways of identifying days of weeks in our solar system (this is one of the most confusing aspects of the Crucifixion story). Faulty Roman numerals have no zero which complicates the mathematics proportionately. The faulty Julian calendar was by A.D. 33, three hundred sixty four (364) days out of alignment with solar system reckoning. This is imperceptible because to the senses that’s only one day seasonally, and who back then could calculate what year it actually was? To know what year the Crucifixion occurred, one must know both the solar system rotation and the year of the birth of Jesus Christ. This information was unavailable to the disciples as far as we know.

Even though two (2) days were required to make the transition to ascending years, the actual event astronomically didn’t occur until Christ’s Crucifixion. In other words it was to be ignored mathematically and in the count of days in A.D. 32, because it had already been tabulated in the mathematics (rotation of days) 32 years earlier. Of course there was no way the extra days were not going to be recognized by people who lived through the event. In conclusion of these thoughts, it was ridiculous to appoint uneducated fishermen to identify the day of Crucifixion.

 

The Story of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

A

The day of crucifixion has been a mystery since the very day itself. Historically/traditionally the story is, it ran from 6:00 pm 14th day until 6:00 pm 15th day. John says it’s the “preparation of the Passover” (14th day); about 12:00 pm (John 13:1; 19:14), the day preceding the Passover. So also Matthew (26:2,17; 27:1), as does Mark (14:12; 15:1) and Luke (22:7,66). This is confirmed by the Julian calendar; it’s a #5 Julian calendar, Friday April 3rd, A.D. 33 (14th day). Today we celebrate the Crucifixion on Good Friday the day before the Passover (Saturday) followed by Easter on Sunday which represents the Resurrection.

You can see though, the Julian calendar only tallies one (1) whole day but two (2) nights from Christ’s death till the resurrection. The modern version was the beginning of the “story” that a partial day equals a whole day in that you counted Friday as one (1) day, Saturday as one (1) day and Sunday as the last day so Jesus was then dead three days and Mary went to the tomb on Sunday morning. But, this story doesn’t add up either. It equals the same exact total, one (1) day and two (2) nights, not the “three days and three nights” Jesus claimed in Matt. 12:40; 20:19. The Jews were not about to crucify Jesus on Saturday (Sabbath) and confirm him as the long awaited Messiah (Matt. 26:5). This is why they had Jesus Christ on the cross Friday by 9:00 am. Obviously, Romans came up with that story because any good Hebrew would know that Sabbath didn’t exist until two (2) months after the Passover/Exodus. This is one of the very confusing aspects of Christianity.

We are compelled to believe the Julian calendar, but is that the whole story? Other factors are binding upon the outcome of a competent mathematical conclusion. There was no Mosaic Sabbath until after the Passover (Exodus 12: 14-19, 29-31; first Sabbath – 16:23; p. 42). The Crucifixion is then released from conformity to Sabbath constraints; the reason there was an eight (8) day Week of Sabbaths. The big question has always been the “fourteenth day” from what (the reason April 3rd is the crucifixion)? What day was Abib 1st? Even though Exodus never says so, everyone familiar (even remedially) knows all solar calendars are based on equinoxes or solstices (spring, summer, fall, winter). Abib (harvest) 1st was the autumnal equinox “when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land” (Leviticus 23:39). You might notice today Easter is a spring event. We infer from Moses descriptions that originally the month we call March had 31 days (Feast of Unleavened Bread) as did the original month we call September (Feast of Tabernacles) making the equinox’s 21st day events.

Because of the statement in Matthew 26:17 (“first day of the feast of unleavened bread”) an assumption is made that the “Sabbath Week” encompassed eight (8) days (3rd through 10th of April; Exodus 12:14-20). In reality, the eight (8) days were composed of a rotation of day designations because each successive year (different calendar), Passover/Easter was delegated a different day of the week. Blackburn and Streven’s THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE YEAR, p. 566 says: “In the New Testament Greek “the first day of the week”, that on which Jesus rises, is “(day) one of the Sabbath(s)”; but when the Church adapted the Jewish week for its own purposes, the first day became “the Lord’s day” (Rev. 1:10), and constituted a weekly celebration of the Resurrection.” Because of this modern interpretation, Passover/Easter could actually fall on the 21st day from the vernal equinox (eighth Sabbath); you can see this shift of days in Leviticus 23:33-36. In reality the Bible does not support a lunar Easter, but determines a solar vernal designation (14th day), from the 21st of March (counting inclusively). Since Jesus Christ was Crucified on April 3rd, A.D. 33 (Julian calendar), you can count backwards inclusively to determine the exact day of the Biblical Mosaic Authorized Vernal Equinox (perpetually).

In Exodus the Feast of Unleavened Bread began the solar day preceding the Exodus. At midnight (12:00 am) the Passover occurred; the Pharaoh “rose up in the night” and threw the Israelites out of Egypt. These events are all recorded in the 12th chapter of Exodus. This is the story being repeated by the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, 1500 odd years later. Jesus Christ was up all night just as the Israelites were. So far, the one (1) day and two (2) night story sounds authentic, but is it true?

B

In Exodus 12:14-19 the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins the fourteenth (14th) day of Abib (October 3rd) from the autumnal equinox with an added eight (8) day Passover Week. A few months in the desert heat and Leviticus 23:4-8 states the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the fifteenth (15th) day (October 4th) from the autumnal equinox. Wow, that’s unusual. This is of course a big problem, especially after “ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.” Exodus 12:14. That didn’t last long. Since September has 30 days and March has 31 days, it would require this change if you were to make the Feast of Unleavened Bread a spring event, using the Julian calendar and making it include the eighth (8th) Sabbath.

The confusion created in the Gospels is caused by writers not identifying what calendar or year is determining the days and the length of months. Every reference of time in Matthew’s Gospel (chapters 26,27,28) must be identified as to time and type of day to confirm the mathematical crucifixion. Matthew was using the Julian calendar #5 for A.D. 33 to document these events which (in reality) happened between 9:00 am Wednesday and Friday evening at 6:00 pm (April 1st – April 3rd, A.D. 32 Ephemeris calendar); talk about confusion:

  1. 26:2 “after two days” – about breakfast (9:00 am) Wed, April 1st, A.D 33.
  2. 26:6 “Jesus was in Bethany” – about lunch time (12:00 pm) Wed, April 1st, A.D. 33.
  3. 26:14 “Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests” – same day as above.
  4. 26:17 “first day of the feast of unleavened bread” – Jewish feast (6:00 pm) Thursday, April 2nd, A.D. 33.
  5. 26:20 “Now when the even was come” – Jewish twilight (maybe 7:00 pm) Thursday, April 2nd, A.D 33.
  6. 26:26 “as they were eating” – Feast of Unleavened Bread (maybe 9:00 pm) Thursday, April 2nd, A.D. 33.
  7. 26:36 “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane” – (maybe 10:00 pm) Thursday, April 2nd, A.D. 33.
  8. 26:47 “while he yet spake” – (maybe 11:00 pm) Thursday, April 2nd, A.D. 33.
  9. 27:1 “When the morning was come” – (6:00 am) Friday, April 3rd, A.D. 33.
  10. 27:36 “And they crucified him” – (9:00 am) Friday, April 3rd, A.D. 33.

Matthew didn’t know what day or year Jesus Christ was born (he never said he knew). Matthew didn’t know calendar rotations or the 33-year 12053 day solar system rotation. Neither did he identify what year the Crucifixion happened; he just lined up the Feast of Unleavened Bread with a Friday not realizing it would later identify a day and year in the Julian calendar. This is the most confusing beast a person can tackle. If I get it right it will be inspired. It is possible the disciples knew about the two (2) day difference at the millennial change and thus refused to add it onto the Julian calendar later. They might have been caught in a dilemma of knowing the days were already accounted for, so couldn’t represent Jesus as dead for three days and nights (I don’t know).

The Romans had Jesus on the cross by 9:00 am and he was dead by approximately the ninth hour (3 pm) before the Passover started. All neat and tidy if you were part of the Sanhedrin. Therefore, confirming the day Jesus died (preparation day), “Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation…we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive,” (Matt. 27:62,63). This description of the crucifixion is consistent with the Julian calendar’s April 3rd, A.D 33 Friday in the Gospels. It is very important to recognize that “in the glorious holy mountain” (Dan. 11:45) is another calendar to determine days of the week other than the official Roman calendar. There is no mention of a different Jewish calendar in operation at the Jerusalem Temple to determine the correct Sabbath, but something contrary to Rome precipitated 1,000,000 Jews slaughter in A.D. 70.

C

Probably the most recognized event time-wise involving the crucifixion in the gospels is the statement “In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.” (Matt. 28:1). This same statement with variations is recorded in all four gospels, so you know it was recognized as absolute gospel truth. It’s obvious that if Jesus Christ was crucified and died at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon, Mary couldn’t have gone to his tomb at 6:00 am Sunday morning and recorded the time elapsed as three (3) days and three (3) nights. Also you find “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.” (John 20:19). This Biblical record is denying the catastrophic two (2) day Crucifixion event.

“And behold the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.” (Matt. 27:51-56).

Great substantial events occurred during this interlude: 1.) Herod’s wife’s dream (Matt. 27:19). 2.) Darkness (Matt. 27:45). 3.) Earth quaked, rocks rent (Matt. 27:51). 4.) Graves opened, saints arose (Matt. 27: 52). Even if the disciples weren’t aware of the circumstances of the Creator’s actions during the crucifixion, others were (Matt. 27:54). But, from Friday’s crucifixion until Sunday morning isn’t three (3) days and three (3) night’s time. “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.” (Matt. 12:40).

The disciples had to know about the three (3) days importance, it was the immediate legal reason for Jesus’ supposed blasphemous condemnation (Matt. 26:61). Jesus told them five (5) different times about the three (3) days (Matt. 12:40; 16:21; 17:23; 20:19; 26:61). Mary would have had to arrive at the tomb on Monday evening (6:00 pm, Jewish beginning of day). They claimed they didn’t know (John 20:9); but, they all had to know about it and talk about it because Stephen the Martyr’s Hebrews (most likely written in A.D. 31) is all about the new priesthood that produced the new day of rest. Luke records Cleopas as confirming to the Lord himself it was the third (3rd) day (Luke 24:21), yet fails to identify the exact day for posterity (Luke 24:1). Peter knew, he tells you what Christ did while dead (1 Peter 3:18-22). Rendering Matt. 28:1 as “first day of the week” sounds like a benchmark irrefutable statement but is actually the source of confusion. There was so much disagreement about the timing of the Day of Resurrection that traditionally it caused the Gospel writers to hold their manuscripts for 30 years (about A.D. 60) before finally releasing them (they were getting old).

D

The story translated in the Gospels about the timing of the Day of Resurrection isn’t correct. We know Jesus Christ was crucified in the morning hours (9:00 am; Mark 15:25) and died in the afternoon (about 3:00 pm; Matt. 27:45), all on the same day – Friday April 3rd, A.D. 33, 3:00 pm Julian calendar. We also know Jesus Christ definitively stated he would be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:40; the sign). This doesn’t allow Mary to see Jesus in his resurrected body at dawn on Sunday morning. Matt. 28:1 does not match anything of mathematical or prophetical reality. Matthew 28:1 may be the most important and misrepresented verse in the Bible. The Concordant version of the Bible translates “first day of the week” as “one of the sabbaths”.

Like parsing a sentence, the Jewish Sanhedrin analyzed the determination of daylight and darkness at the ending and beginning of their 6:00 pm day. During a year’s time twilight arrived at significantly different times in relationship to 6:00 pm in the evening. Sometimes (winter) it was already dark by 6:00 pm in the evening and sometimes (summer) it was quite bright yet. This gave rise to a very strange translation of the first words of Matt. 28:1 in the Concordant Bible – “Now it is the evening of the Sabbaths”. This is the true description of when Mary arrived at the tomb of Jesus. This statement is a description of the relationship between when darkness fell in relationship to the 6:00 pm start of the next Sabbath Day (of the Week of Sabbaths). Basically, Mary arrived at the tomb of Christ before 6:00 pm in the evening of Monday April 6th, A.D. 33 Julian calendar. The clincher is: “from even unto even shall ye celebrate your sabbath” (Leviticus 23:32). There is no such translation possible about Mary’s arriving in the am hours. Even people walking by the crucifixion site got the story of “three days”, they “cast the same in his teeth” (Matt. 27:39,40,44).

The disciples could count and they knew about Jonah, and they definitively knew what day and time Mary went to the tomb and what day Jesus appeared to them (John 20:19). It proved the blasphemous charge against Jesus Christ was false. This was the most important point that could be made about Jesus Christ’s life in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If Jesus Christ didn’t raise himself (John 2:19, 5:26, 10:18, 11:25) from the grave when he said he would (three days and nights), there is no salvation; the whole thing is a waste of time.

Of course we find the fact is it’s a modern mistranslation of terms. The only place you can read about it is in A. E. Knoch’s notes of the Concordant Version of The Sacred Scriptures. Notes and text of Matthew’s gospel chapter 28 show “At the lighting up into one of the Sabbaths” (6:00 pm; Matt. 28:1). This is very controversial. It raises the question about whether these Biblical writers really believed in Jesus Christ at all. They refused to identify the Day of Resurrection. The disciples refused to identify Jesus Christ as God by refusing to identify the day he rose, the very day he appeared before them (way more insidious than Peter’s denial). Who put the word “dawn” in Matthew 28:1, or “very early in the morning” in Luke? It seems to be a matter of interpretation!

E

DayofCrucifixionThe Crucifixion happened on one day. The Julian calendar describes that day as Friday April 3rd, A.D. 33. The Ephemeris calendar describes the very same event and day as Monday April 3rd, A.D 32 (12060 days). It’s the same event and the same day. There is a void in the Julian calendar where zero year belongs. This can only happen if you move the Julian calendars up one year to fill in the zero year that they left empty because Roman numerals don’t have a zero.

Unfortunately, between Julian calendar #6, Friday April 3rd, 1 B.C. and Julian calendar #5, Friday April 3rd, A.D 33 there are 12061 days as opposed to the 12060 days of the tropical rotation and life of Jesus Christ. One day must be cancelled. All through this study of the rotation of the Julian calendar I have declared the 14 leap days (45 B.C. – A.D 1) as non-represented days in the Jewish seven-day rotation. We now have proof positive of this postulate. Zero year in the Julian calendar would not be a leap (bissextile) year, thus the leap day is cancelled as a day of the week even though it is tabulated as a day. As confusing as this may sound it is the unraveling of the entire mystery of the date of the Crucifixion.