Luke 24:1-12. The Bible states that Jesus rose on the first day of the week, which is, in the Jewish calendar, from sunset Saturday to sunset Sunday. That is why the Church tradition has Jesus being resurrected on a Sunday.
Jesus rose from the tomb three days after His death, as recorded in Scripture some many years before the event.
Sunday is the first day of the Jewish week and also the day of Jesus resurrection. The Jewish day starts at sunset and finishes at the next day sunset. So the first day of the week started at sunset Saturday about six hours before our midnight start for the first day of the week.
God had Jesus rise right at the appointed time He had set for this event to happen.
One of the many costs borne by Jesus and God was the separation of God and Jesus for the first time ever.
The day after the Passover Sabbath is the feast of Unleavened Bread from which you can count seven weeks plus one day to the next festival which is called Shavuot or festival of weeks or Pentecost.
If you have Friday Passover and Crucifixion and one Sabbath, the weekly Sabbath and Passover special Sabbath on the same day, you will have Pentecost or Shavuot on a Sunday.
If you have a Special Sabbath that may be either have been on a Wednesday or Thursday for that year’s Passover and Crucifixion of Jesus and also the weekly Sabbath. You will not have Pentecost or Shavuot, not on a Sunday.
The word Sabbath means rest.
Jesus is Raised from the Dead
24:1 But at early dawn on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were puzzling over this, two men in dazzling robes suddenly stood beside them. 5 While the women remained terrified, bowing their faces to the ground, the men asked them, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is living? 6 He is not here, but has been raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day.’”
8 Then the women remembered Jesus’ words. 9 They returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven disciples and all the others. 10 The women who told the apostles about it were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and some others. 11 But what they said seemed nonsense to them, so they did not believe them. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. He stooped down and saw only the linen cloths. Then he went home, wondering about what had happened.
Also see: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8 and John 20:1-10.
Other modules in this unit:
- Zacchaeus, the tax collector, waited for Jesus up a tree
- Mary – First of two anointings by two different women
- The Triumphal Entry
- Palm tree leaves and cloaks
- Jesus taught in parables – The Lamps of the Ten Bridesmaids
- Jesus predicts His crucifixion
- Jesus anointed at Bethany by an unknown woman
- Sandal, Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
- Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
- The upper room discourse, Jesus comforts His Disciples
- Jesus spoke three prayers of intercession: one for Himself; one for his disciples; and one for all believers
- Jesus prays for Himself
- Soldiers came at night to arrest Jesus
- Peter cuts off an ear
- Jesus Arrested
- Jesus was on trial six times
- First trial – Annas the Father-in-law of Caiaphas the High Priest
- 2nd Trial – Jesus arrested and taken to the High Priest Caiaphas
- Friday?: day of Jesus’ death?
- The Cock Crow – Peter Disowned Jesus
- Third Trial of Jesus before The Sanhedrin
- 4th Trial – Jesus before Pontius Pilate for the first time
- 5th Trial, Jesus before Herod Antipas the Governor of Galilee and Perea
- 6th trial – Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate for the second time
- Jesus, the Crucifixion walk
- The Cross or the Crucifixion
- The Roman Centurion
- Jesus is Buried
- Roman Soldiers guard the Tomb
- They made sure by sealing the tomb
- Feast Unleavened Bread
- Jesus stays in the tomb three days and three nights
- Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The open empty tomb or the Resurrection
- He is not Here, He has risen – The Resurrection
- Jesus Has Risen Indeed – The Resurrection
- Come See Where He Lay
- Peter Looks – He has Risen Indeed
- On the Road to Emmaus
- The end of the first week
- Jesus makes a special appearance for Thomas
- The First Sunday or 7 days after the Firstfuits or Resurrection of Jesus
- Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish
- The end of the second week
- The Second Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the third week
- The Third Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the fourth week
- The Fourth Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the 5th week
- The Fifth Sunday or 35 days after feast of Firstfuits or the resurrection of Jesus
- Ascension Day – Back to Heaven for Jesus
- Jesus was seen by over 500 people
- The end of the 6th week
- The Sixth Sunday or 42 days from Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the 7th week
- Pentecost Fire
- Questions and Answers 1-14
- Background Information – Easter
- Resources: Easter or Palm Sunday To Pentecost
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