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The Chronology of the Crucifixion

November 9th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Pastor Bayly preached a good sermon on Matthew 26 today, the chapter were Jesus tells the disciples at the Last Supper that one of them will betray him. Some ideas:

1. Judas must have been particularly trusted, since he was in charge of the money. He must have thought that he had no time to spare in betraying Jesus, once Jesus had said one of the disciples was to betray him.

2. The Last Supper was not the Passover meal. Passover was to start the next evening, when the Passover meal would be served. The Last Supper was during the Day of Preparation, when the lamb is killed. Jesus was to be killed that day, and there would be no more Passover meals. The Last Supper instituted a substitute.

3. When the Gospels speak of “the Sabbath”, they don’t necessarily mean a Saturday. Instead, they might mean a special day of rest, such as Passover or Yom Kippur. That was the case here.

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  1. jjt
    May 13th, 2009 at 18:21 | #1

    This link goes to an article which rebuilds the Passion Chronology with the aid of first century Jewish sources:

    http://www.mortalresurrection.com/2009/05/09/reconciling-the-eyewitness-accounts/

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