On which day of the week was Christ crucified?

@Balozi (244)
Kenya
July 9, 2008 10:50am CST
My maths dont seem to add up. If Christ was crucified on Friday, died late afternoon, buried the same day, how could he have resurrected on sunday morning after three days and three nights in the tomb?
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• United States
9 Jul 08
Jesus was crucified on a Friday. The bible tells us yhat he was resurected on the third day, Friday, Saterday, Sunday. There is no mention of 3 nights. It definately was a Friday as all the legs of all the men were broken around 3, after Jesus passed as they could not be left alive on the crosses after sundown as that is when the Jewish Sabath starts through Saterday, I think sundown, but not sure. Hope this helps you.
@Balozi (244)
• Kenya
9 Jul 08
Now that brings things to the fore. Are we therefore saying Christ lied. "For as Jonas was three Days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the son of man be THREE days and THREE nights in the heart of the earth" Mat. 12:38-40. Someone somewhere is misleading us, Christ could never lie. Days and nights are separated accordingly. This case is not a parable. So we have a clue, the sabath. We also have passover mentioned, there succeeded a day of rest after passover, an annual sabath not related to the regular sabath. Ex.12:14-16. Why does it seem the messiah was cut of mid week? Dan 9:26-27. Can we find the answer to this. Christ did not die on a Friday!! We must find another day. Basis, the women found the tomb empty on Sunday morning, does not qualify he resurrected the same time.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
10 Jul 08
hmm, So you are believing some part of scripture, and avoiding other part.
@Balozi (244)
• Kenya
10 Jul 08
Tell of Harley, which part of the scripture an i avoiding. My statement is that people avoid dealing with all parts of the scripture as it ought to be dealt with. The Bereans searched the bible to establish the truth of Paul's words. We ought to do the same. Dont believe what i am telling you, seek the answers from the bible. By this I want to test the church doctrine. Christ was not crucified on Friday, neither did he rise up on Sunday. I beg to be proved wrong from the biblical point of view.
• United States
10 Jul 08
To be able to verify what day he was crucified and what day he rose,,,Balozi, you must first look at the events through the traditions and religion that Jesus lived by. He was Jewish. Therefore, you must study His way of life from a Jewish prospective. If you understand the Jewish tradtion and beliefs, it will lead you to discover what day he was crucified and what day he rose. You must study what day is the Jewish Sabbath. As that day was a Saturday and began at sundown on Friday, that means Jesus was placed in the tomb before sundown on Friday evening. If you know this, you will be able to understand the days and time. It might make things clearer if you realize that scripture was written by Jewish people, and they related things in a Jewish manner. Jesus was Jewish and taught, studied and live by the Jewish faith. All the Apostles were Jewish, as well as the Disciples and Prophets. Realizing this (and study the Jewish beliefs) might make understanding scripture easier.
@urbandekay (18312)
12 Jul 08
Firstly for Jews the Sabbath was Saturday not Sunday but Sabbath was also used to refer to a holy day. So, the tomb was found on a Sabbath that fell on Monday all the best urban