Skip to comments.Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe
Posted on 05/24/2012 8:35:52 PM PDT by caldera599
Geologists say Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, in the year 33. The latest investigation, reported in International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion: And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.
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There are no conclusions reached here, only conjecture.
And it's sorta sad to have to base your faith on screwed up human calendars.
I once spent a month, more or less, studying the calendars used in history. Makes me grateful for the 1970 epoch counting of Unix time and UTC.
Not scientific. But, if you look into history it’s arguable that the exodus of the Hebrews was started after a massive volcanic eruption.
Gas that kills “first born”? Probably more than that if it was methane release. Reptiles jumping out of the river, filed with “blood” or lava. A fissure that could cause the Red Sea to shift and leave an area to cross?
Of course, this would be over years. But doesn’t the Bible tell stories over years?
Just a conjecture for a thinking excercise.
Doesn’t matter which calendar. The numbers are different, but the days of the week are the same. Friday, 15 Oct, 1582 was the next day after Thursday, 2 Oct, 1582, right in sync. And both calendars took their ordinal days of the week straight from the Jewish.
The Julian calendar uses ordinal days of the week from the Jews? The Roman Calendar reformed by Julius Caesar in 45 BC took their ordinal days of the week from the Jews?
I don't think so.
Well, that clears it right up.
Then in other words everyone’s time is being wasted.
For dates back around 33 AD, I'd say the first new moon after the vernal equinox, plus or minus a week is plenty close enough for my faith.
There are those that strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. And wars have been fought over it.
You obviously know more about this then me, but I can just imagine the variances and mistakes in time keeping over the centuries. We can’t even keep time right at a short sporting event these days!
And the story was from MSNBC. At least the estimate was 3/33 and not 6/66!
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Bet you never had to puzzle over the Peloponnesian calendar of 4th century B.C. That one may never be unraveled.
If we bother to read the article, it states that the four Gospels all agree that the day of crucifixion was a Friday. I’m still trying to figure out where it states in the Scriptures the day is a Friday. Certainly, the commentary states so - it also says that on Wednesday of Passion Week nothing happened (NIV).
There was only one lunar eclipse visible from Jerusalem at the time of Passover in the period from 26 - 36 AD. It occurred on Friday April 3, AD 33. The Moon rose above the horizon already in the midst of eclipse and would have progressively ‘turned to blood’ as the eclipse continued.
“If we bother to read the article, it states that the four Gospels all agree that the day of crucifixion was a Friday. Im still trying to figure out where it states in the Scriptures the day is a Friday. Certainly, the commentary states so - it also says that on Wednesday of Passion Week nothing happened (NIV).”
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They didn’t look at exact hours like we do, people referred
to time in days. Jesus states it Himself.
And he said to them: Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I am consummated.