AD 31 and the Friday Crucifixion
|AD 31 and the Friday Crucifixion|
|Some Interesting Proofs|
Proof 1: The death of Herod.
Herod died, according to historical records in 4 BC. And Jesus was born just before the death of Herod according to the Gospels (Matthew 2:19, 20). And Jesus was baptized when He was about 30 years old according to Luke (Luke 3:23). So that puts Jesus baptism at AD 27, 30 years from 4 BC.
Proof 2: The fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar
Luke records the baptism of Jesus to be in the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar (Luke 3:1, 21). According to historical records the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar was AD 27.
Proof 3: The Building of the
When Jesus visited
From historical records we know that Herod started to rebuild the temple in 19 BC. And 46 years later would put the baptism year of Jesus to be AD 27.
AD 31 is also confirmed in the Spirit of Prophecy.
“In the spring of A. D. 31, Christ the true sacrifice was offered on
The lunar Sabbatarians too believe that in AD 31, the sixth day of the week Jesus died.
“This is the 6th day of the week” www.worldslastchance.com, “Twelve Criteria to the True Crucifixion”
“The prophecies of Daniel pinpoint A.D. 31 as the year Christ was crucified” www.worldslastchance.com, “Twelve Criteria to the True Crucifixion”.
Not only does Ellen White calls it the sixth day of the week, she calls it Friday, which is the sixth day of the week in the Gregorian calendar.
“From eyewitnesses some of the disciples had obtained quite a full account of the events of Friday. Others beheld the scenes of the crucifixion with their own eyes.”
The lunar Sabbatarians believe you cannot get a Friday crucifixion in AD 31, if the Gregorian calendar is used. This is only possible with a luni-solar calendar, they say. www.worldslastchance.com, “The Grace Amadon Research of 1938”.
“The problem that when you superimpose a luni-solar calendar on top of the Julian calendar for AD 31, you do not and you can not have a Friday crucifixion.” www.worldslastchance.com, “The Grace Amadon Research of 1938”
“The problem arises from the fact that when the new moon for Nisan is found (which is easily done because the moon is so predictable) and you count up 14 days to the Passover/crucifixion you do not have Friday.” www.worldslastchance.com, “The Grace Amadon Research of 1938”
They are saying according to the astronomical data available on the phases of the new moon and full moon, in the year AD 31, the full moon (Passover is always during full moon) in April was on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar. There is no way you can get a Friday crucifixion in AD 31. In AD 33 you can get a Friday crucifixion in the month of April.
Though many, the Catholic Church and many
The important time tucked in-between is AD 31. If the crucifixion did not occur in AD 31, then the 2300 years prophecy did not end in 1844! So it is a serious challenge to one of our most important beliefs.
Look at what the lunar Sabbatarians are saying about this.
“As people who believe in the 2300 day/year prophecy of Daniel 8:14 beginning in 457 BC, there is no other possible year for the crucifixion, unless you are willing to give up 457 BC, October 22, 1844, (the ending date of the prophecy) and thus, Ellen White as well.” www.worldslastchance.com, “The Grace Amadon Research of 1938”.
We have seen from Daniel’s time prophecy that the crucifixion year was indeed AD 31, and the day of the week was indeed, the sixth day of the week. We have also seen the pen of inspiration agrees to it, and calls the sixth day of the week as “Friday”—the Friday of the Gregorian calendar.