There are no conclusions reached here, only conjecture.
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.
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.
Reading for you, CB, Pat
If the last possibility is true, this would mean that the report of an earthquake in the Gospel of Matthew is a type of allegory, they write.
If the Gospel says it happened, it happened.
The teaching of the bible is clear (and remarkable), unlike the junk that has been passed down through the years as church "history." The mis-understanding has to do with the fact that the "high holy" sabbath at the end of passover (John 19:31) had nothing to due with "saturday." Every Jew would know that......but then who cares what the Jews think........right Ignacius?...../sarc
What is surprising is that MSNBC is admitting that there was a Jesus and that he was crucified.