Good Thursday

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Watchman, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Good Thursday

    If Jesus spent three days in the tomb, and the bible states he rose on the first day of the week, it should be a Good Thursday rather than Friday.

    Exodus 12 gives us insight into the Jewish Passover.

    "1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb [a] for his family, one for each household.

    It goes on to say, about the Lambs

    "6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs."

    The Passover parallels directly what Jesus, the Lamb of God went through as he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

    He entered Jerusalem on Sunday, for 4 days they were given time to study/take care of him, he then was crucified and killed by twilight. He was then raised in three days, and was seen Sunday morning by the women.

    Praise the Lord
  2. Watchman - Christ was Crucified on the first day of Passover that year. This is documented in Matthew 27:15-26 (KJV). In that year on the Hebrew Calendar, the first day of Passover was what we now call Wednesday. The Hebrew 'day' started at sundown and extended to the next sundown. If anyone is fortunate enought to own a Companion Bible, you can refer to Appedix number 179 under the Sub-Paragraph I "- Parallel Datings of the Times of our Lord. " < (click for link)

    If you do NOT have a Companion Bible, the link below will take you to the Biblically and historically verifyable time lines and dating as contained within the Companion Bible. Please scroll down to Appendix number 179. You can also use all 198 Appendixes as your own history study.


    Appendixes to The Companion Bible
  3. I think the primary factor is that the scripture plainly states that he was crucified on the day of preparation (Friday the 15th). Preparation for the Sabbath that is - not the Passover. It was a capital offense to work on the Sabbath, so all the work had to be done the day before - preparation!

    Mark 15:42 (KJV)
    And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

    Luke 23:54 (KJV)
    And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

    John 19:31 (KJV)
    The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

    The body had to be taken down from the cross before Sundown - which was the beginning of Saturday or the Sabbath. The day of crucifixion (Friday the 15th) was counted as the first day of the three; Saturday was also a full day, and Sunday was rounded up as a full day. Their time measurment was rather course, so I wouldn't want to get too hyper-literal about the three days. Technically, the translators should have said - "He was in the tomb one full day, four watches, and six hours." Rounding up to three days makes it simple.

    The first Passover happened on the selfsame day of April 14th 1462 BC, the next day Moses left Egypt with 600,000 footmen and families. The same day as the Lord led the slaves of sin out of bondage. Wonderful parallel.

  4. the old testament shows you Jesus,JESUS IS SHOWN AS THE BREAD OF LIFE.God shows all of us his son,ready to overcome the world.:)
  5. why Good friday?shouldn,t it be evil friday when they killed our Lord,and Good monday where he defeated death and showed us the light.?seems to be some funny sayings.
  6. Actually, the superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th stem from that idea. However, can you think of any Friday throughout the year that better deserves the title "Good"? It is not Satan's victory on this coming friday, but God's victory.
  7. i understand that,just seems weird wording.
  8. By looking at Genesis, we can see that humanity was created on a Friday.

    Jesus' work of salvation was completed on a Friday.
  9. We will probably research and discuss this topic until we are face to face with our Savior. Interpration differs from person to person so lets's just let God's Word speak for itself.
    I will share this with you. Some may agree some may disagree, I am just sharing so take from it what you will.
    Just remember Yeshua gave His life for all of us no matter what day it was, but the most important day was the day He ROSE. What day was it?
    Our Salvation Day!

    On what day was our Savior resurrected?Correcting the Sunday myth!Most believers seem to think that Yeshua (Jesus) was resurrected on a Sunday and attempt to use Luke 24:1-10 as proof and justification to change God's seventh day Sabbath to the first day. But is this a huge mistake! Where and when did God ever tell us that Sunday is now HIS Sabbath? The answer lies indisputably in the Bible which, when viewed from a "Hebrew perspective", tells us that Yeshua was resurrected at the end of the Sabbath; not early on a Sunday morning (the first day).
    Click Link!
    Correcting the Sunday myth!
  10. so lets get this straight,cruxified thurs,died fri,raised again in this case saturday was the sabbath.?
  11. Freedom 07, granted, I did not read the entire article (I hate reading links) but there is nothing I saw which clearly refuted Luke 24:1-10. If you don't mind, would you care to explain the assertions?

    Early Christians gathered for worship on Sunday. I saw nothing to refute that, either.

    Maybe I just didn't see it, though. As I said, I don't like reading links.
  12. Well, I'm glad you started this thread. Somehow, I overlooked the little comment made by John about the High Sabbath. Thank you Gary. I spent a couple hours on this, but couldn't make the Companion Bible explanation work either. The problem there was that there are numerous passages that state that Jesus and His disciples did indeed eat the Passover not just a last supper.

    The scripture gives the day of the week for the resurrection and the day of the month for the Passover. I don't see a connection between the two - to link them together. I suspect that the answer may be found in the Mishna as to how they conducted the passover.

  13. As far as I know, Sunday was the last day of the week. Even today some cultures see Monday as the first day of the week and Sunday as the last.
  14. Contrary to popular belief, Jesus was raised in 3 days, not 2. That is the main point I was attempting to make.
  15. Then how do you think that this became the common perception?
  16. I'm not sure, but but if Jesus died on a Friday and was raised on a Sunday- its only 2 days.

    This is why i Proposed the three day increment. I am not familiar with the ancient calenders. Whether it was a Friday to a Monday, or a Thursday to a Sunday. As long as it doesnt contradict Jonah's prophecy it should be accepted
  17. As it is, Jesus was raised on the third day. This depends on whether one counts Friday (because he would have been buried before sunset) as a day. If one counts Friday, then we have Friday during day & night, Saturday for the same, and then Sunday, with Jesus being raised around dawn (the beginning of the day)

    I just find it hard to believe that such a grievous error as you sre proposing would have occurred and then been maintained to the present day.

    Overall, perhaps more important is Luke 9:22, where Jesus predicts the he shall be raised on the third day, and then Luke 24:7, where he repeats this after his Resurrection.
  18. I am also a three day man.

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