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The idea that Jesus died on a Wednesday is a fabrication. It is nothing more than an attempt to force a modernistic interpretation onto Matthew 12:40. In the early church the common understanding of "three days and three nights" did not require "three full days and also three full nights". Fourth century scholar/priest St. Jerome explains in his Commentary ...


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The phrasing of Matthew 12:40 is an anomaly. The bulk of the New Testament testimony is that Jesus was resurrected, not after three days but on the third day: Matthew 16:21 ...and on the third day be raised. Matthew 17:32 ...and on the third day he will be raised. Luke 9:22 ...and on the third day be raised. Luke 18:33 ...and on the third ...


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The answer is that the theory that Christ died on a Wednesday is only about 300 years old, whereas the Good Friday tradition is nearly 2000 years old. So at the time Good Friday was established as tradition, the Wednesday crucification theory hadn't been considered yet. The Wednesday crucifixion theory seems to have originated in the early 1700s, and was ...


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I think that Biblically the Good Friday tradition doesn't stand up to scrutiny. The traditional view tends to forget that since it was Passover there would be an additional Sabbath in the chronology. We can see a hint of this in the difference between Mark 16:1 and Luke 23:55 regarding the purchasing of spices by the women. See this website for a detailed ...


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Normally, I prefer to author my own answer, but in this instance, Johnny Hart (of B.C. comic strip) nailed it so well, that I'm just going to repost his answer to this question. For those who cannot see the image, it reads: Now, who can call "Good Friday" good?, A term too oft misunderstood, You who were bought by the blood of His cross You can ...


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Christ died during Passover, which is around Spring in Israel, which is in the Northern Hemisphere. I think it's still cold early in the morning during that time, right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover#Date_and_duration


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We call that day good on which Christ died because by His death He showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing. On Our Lord's Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension - Baltimore Catechism This reflects the most common and appropriate answer among Christians. While Christians reflect deeply on what Christ endured and the great ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses observe the Memorial of Jesus' Death (also called the Lord's Evening Meal) after sundown on the day that coincides with Nisan 14th according to the ancient Jewish calendar. Nisan 14th may be on any day of the week from year to year, so the fact that it's on a Saturday this year has no relevance. In 2017 it was on a Tuesday, and in 2016 it ...


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Good Friday is the traditional day of Jesus crucifixion. It takes place on the Friday afternoon before the Passover. Passover Timing The Passover was one of the most important holy days to the Jews. It is one of the Spring Feasts. But that doesn't really say enough. The Passover was the first feast of the year. The year was ordained to start at this ...


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When did Good Friday first get called “Good”? To be honest, we do not know for sure, but then possibly in 1290 if you accept "guode friday" as meaning Good Friday! We honestly don’t know. Linguists are unable to trace when and where and why Crucifixion Day came to be known as Good Friday. The word “good” is sometimes used in the Bible in the sense of “...


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The Didascalia Apostolorum, dated to AD 230, prescribe activities during Holy Week, including a fast on Friday: Therefore you shall fast in the days of the Pascha from the tenth, which is the second day of the week; and you shall sustain yourselves with bread and salt and water only, at the ninth hour, until the fifth day of the week. But on the Friday ...


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Regarding whether the Church can impose fasting as a matter of precept, St. Thomas Aquinas writes (Summa Theologica II-II q. 147 a. 3 ad 2): It will be a mortal sin to disobey a commandment through contempt of the lawgiver's authority, or to disobey it in such a way as to frustrate the end intended by him: but it is not a mortal sin if one fails to keep a ...


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The scourging of Jesus happened immediately after Barabbas had been released, so it would have been about 7 or 8 am on Friday morning. When harmonizing between the book of John, and the synoptic gospels, it is necessary to bare in mind that John used 'Roman time' and the others used 'Jewish time.' So, the following references show "the 6th hour" (roman) ...


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If Jesus had meant that he was going to be in the earth for anything less than "three days and three nights" He would have not used such specific vernacular. In Genesis 1:5 NLT God explains "God called the light "day" and the darkness "night". Together these made up one 24-hour day." In as much as Jesus rose on the 'third day' while it was still dark, one ...


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These three sacrifices of the Passover, Feast of unleavened bread, and the waving of the first fruit typified the death burial and resurrection of Christ and establish a timeline. At Passover on Friday the 14th of Abib, the lamb was slain. On the following day, Saturday the15th of Abib, was the first day of unleavened bread, a holy convocation. A day of rest....


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Friday afternoon to early before dawn on Sunday does not comprise three days and three nights. The Catholic and predominantly Protestant teachings on the Good Friday crucifixion may very well be wrong. It does seem to be true that any part of the day was counted as the full day, and any part of the night as the full night (inclusive count). But, still ...


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A hebrew idiom - any part of a day or night constituted a full day per traditional Jewish teaching (and the Talmud). So - Jesus died Friday before sundown (before the Sabbath) and was burried (1 day), Jesus remains buried Friday through Saturday sundown (2 day), Jesus is resurrected on Sunday morning ("on the third day" - which per the idiom is a day and ...


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The narratives at Luke 22:47-62 describing the arrest of Jesus and the denial by Peter before the cock crowed, give ample evidence that Jesus prayed at Gethsemane till early hours of Friday, counting from 0000 hours as per modern time-keeping system. (NB: The Ifugao of the Philippines state that cocks crow four times during the night with the third cockcrow ...


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The rubrics for the pre-1955 Missale Romanum (PDF p. 326) seem to assume there is a front and back side of the cross, which could only be possible were there a corpus on it: Completis Orationibus, Sacerdos…accipit a Diacono Crucem jam in Altari præparatam: quam, versa facie ad populum… etc. The orations having been completed, the Priest…takes the ...


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Jesus predicted that he would be buried for three days and three nights (72 hours). Why would you doubt his word? Christianity has a long-standing tradition of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Almost everyone that translates the Bible uses this tradition as a guide, so it is natural that almost everyone reading the Bible would start with this tradition as a ...


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