The second fact that we need to consider is the astronomical events that took place at the time of the crucifixion.
Matthew -20 says; says: Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the unto the Jews, Behold your King!For a more extensive examination of the chronology of the Passion Week I would recommend reading The reason for going over this information is that I wanted to establish the fact that Jesus was crucified on Nisan 14, the day of the Judean Passover. full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. That speaks beautifully to the fact that Christ is our Passover lamb.Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.But in John 20:1 it says The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the .This verse indicates that Mary came to the tomb on a Sunday and that Jesus could also have arisen on a Sunday.These verses in John indicate that the Passover had not yet occurred at the time of the trial of Jesus.So how could Jesus have eaten the Passover with his disciples as indicated in the Matthew passage and yet the Sadducees had not yet celebrated the Passover?Without going into detail if one considers the decree of , which we have discussed in the text and most date in either 444 or 445 BC, the birth of Christ, that He started his ministry when He was about 30, and the approximately 3 year ministry of Christ, the only 2 years that are possible for the crucifixion are 32 and 33 A. We will examine several facts and apply an analysis of all possible data to determine which of these dates is correct.The first issue that we must address is that some of the Biblical data concerning the timing of events surrounding the crucifixion and for that matter the resurrection seem to be in contradiction.It is quite evident that the day of the crucifixion was on a Friday. And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, The dates and times above are for the calculated exact time of the new moon.The data on the website is given in Julian dates; I have converted them to Gregorian as listed above.