My first reason for a Thursday crucifixion comes directly from the words of Jesus Christ our Lord. Mt 12: 40. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, Jonah 1: 17; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Jesus clearly stated He would be in the “heart of the earth” for “three days and three nights.” I take those words to mean exactly what Jesus said. Only a Thursday crucifixion provides three days and three nights. To understand this, I call to your mind again that the Israelite 24-hour day began at nightfall and ended the following day after the daytime hours  (unlike our day that starts at 12 am and ends 24 hours later). Ge 1: 5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Jonah was truly a type of Jesus Christ, Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh. Jonah 1: 1-3. Also Jesus didn’t want to go to the cross. Lk. 22: 42. God forsake Jonah in his first prayer inside the fish Jonah 2: 1-4. God forsake Jesus on His first prayer on the cross Mt 26: 38-42. Jonah soul was in hell when he pray the second time God delivered his soul from hell and cause the fish to vomit him out on the seashore. Jon 2: 5-10. Jesus soul was in hell when He pray the second time and God delivered Him and He came out of the tomb. Ps 16: 10. Jesus Soul did not stay in hell and His body did not see corruption in the tomb, but His Spirit was victorious over hell and the grave. I am He that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Re 1: 18.
March 30th, 33 AD was exactly 5 days before Passover on April 3rd, 33 AD. According to John’s Gospel, the Triumphant Entry took place 5 days before Passover: “Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. Jh 12: 1… Now a great many of the Hebrews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Hebrews went away and believed in Jesus. The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: ‘Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD! , The King of Israel. According to the Gospel accounts, Christ was crucified the day before Passover, was “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Mt 12: 38-40), and was resurrected before sunrise on a Sunday (Mk 16: 1-2). In order for Christ to have been crucified the day before Passover and resurrected on a Sunday three days and three nights later, Passover would have had to fall on a Thursday, whereby Christ was crucified on a Thursday (Lk 24: 21). We can narrow down the year of Christ’s crucifixion to one possibility: 33 AD. In Jh 19: 31 this was the yearly Sabbath about to start on Thursday after 6: not the regular Friday Sabbath. He said it is finished and ask His Father to receive His Spirit, this happen on the preparation day before 3: Jesus was in the grave on Thursday before 6:  because He was the Passover Lamb Jh 19: 31. And on Friday before 6: was (one night and one day). Friday after 6: till Saturday before 6: was (two nights and two days). Saturday after 6: till Sunday before 6: was (three nights and three days). Jh 20: 1. Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. We should always remember the Lord death and resurrection till He comes, come Lord Jesus come and quicken our mortal body to be just like yours 1Jh 3: 1-3. Shalom in Jesus Almighty name Amen.


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