Matthew 28:1. Jesus stayed in the tomb three days and three nights starting from 14th Nisan.
Then Jesus rose from the dead, as He said He would.
Passover, which included Unleavened Bread and First Fruits, was one of three sets of festivals that God ordained for the Israelites to keep yearly. The others were Feast of Weeks or Shavuot, or Pentecost, and the set around Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement.
Jesus had said that, like Jonah, the Son of Man would be three days and three nights in the earth.
However you want to treat “three days and three nights”, the real issue is that Jesus died and rose again and lives on at the right hand of God to intercede for us.
3 Days and 3 Nights
28:1 After the Sabbaths [Passover Sabbath and the weekly Sabbath], around dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to take a look at the burial site.
This translation has like the Greek the word Sabbath in the plural Sabbaths. The Greek text clearly says, “After the Sabbaths were passed,” Sabbaths being plural. Why is that significant?
Was the Passover Sabbaths namely Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits and the weekly Sabbath two different days? If it was which day was the Passover Sabbath on? Maybe as we believe a Wednesday. If so you can get the needed Three days and Three nights in the Tomb for Jesus. Also, leaves us with which year? Our best try is AD32.
Jesus was in the tomb three days and three nights.
Hebrew day starts at dusk or sunset, so the Hebrew day overlap two Roman days.
10th Nisan – Friday sunset-Saturday sunset was the triumphal entry: April 6th-7th
11th Nisan – Saturday sunset-Sunday sunset the fig tree was cursed: April 7th-8th
12th Nisan – Sunday sunset-Monday sunset the conspirators counseled: April 8th-9th
13th Nisan – Monday sunset-Tuesday sunset was the Last Supper: April 9th-10th
14th Nisan – Tuesday sunset-Wednesday sunset was the Crucifixion: April 10th-11th
15th Nisan – Wednesday sunset-Thursday sunset was the Feast of Unleavened Bread: April 11th-12th
16th Nisan – Thursday sunset-Friday sunset the women prepared the spices and so forth: April 12th-13th
17th Nisan – Friday sunset-Saturday sunset they all rested: April 13th-14th
18th Nisan – Saturday sunset-Sunday sunset morning the woman went to the tomb: April 14th-15th.
18th Nisan – The Feast of First Fruits
191h Nisan – Sunday sunset-Monday sunset April 15th-16th.
Read: Matthew 28:1 Sabbath here in Greek is Sabbaths.
Also, read John 19:31 “and the next day was to be a special Sabbath.”
There are the normal weekly Sabbaths and also a small number of Special Sabbaths and “The Feast of Unleavened Bread” is one of these special Sabbaths.
The word Sabbath in Hebrew means: rest.
Passover was celebrated at the full moon.
Other slides in this module:
- New moon
- Blind man eyes healed
- Zacchaeus, the tax collector, waited for Jesus up a tree
- Blind Bartimaeus eyes healed
- Mary – First of two anointings by two different women
- The Triumphal Entry
- Palm tree leaves and cloaks
- Jesus Curses a Fig Tree
- Jesus taught in parables – The Lamps of the Ten Bridesmaids
- Jesus predicts His crucifixion
- Jesus anointed at Bethany by an unknown woman
- Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
- Full Moon
- Sandal, Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
- 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
- Thick Darkness
- The Roman Centurion
- Jesus is Buried
- Roman Soldiers guard the Tomb
- They made sure by sealing the tomb
- The Feast of Unleavened Bread
- Jesus stays in the tomb three days and three nights
- The Feast of First Fruits
- First Fruits 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 8 days after the First Fruits or Resurrection of Jesus
- Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish
- The end of the second week
- The Second Sunday after First Fruits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the third week
- The Third Sunday after First Fruits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the fourth week
- The Fourth Sunday after First Fruits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the 5th week
- The Fifth Sunday or 36 days after feast of First Fruits
- Ascension Day – Back to Heaven for Jesus
- Jesus was seen by over 500 people
- The end of the 6th week
- The Sixth Sunday or 43 days from First Fruits
- The end of the 7th week
- Pentecost Fire
- Questions and Answers 1-15
- Questions and Answers 16-30
- Questions and Answers 31-45
- Questions and Answers 46-61
- Background Information – Easter
- Resources: Easter or Palm Sunday To Pentecost
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