I didn't know where else to put this, so plopping it in Contradictions, since all the hoary heads keep on lying about 'Good Friday' when it was really Good WEDNESDAY: can't be anything else, as the Lord rose of the 1st day of the week (Saturday after sundown, which is FIRSTFRUITS under the Law, Numbers 28:26, piggybacked on the LAST DAY of Passover week). And, by that point He had been THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the grave (both days and nights), Matt 12:40-41.
Therefore official Passover ran four days too fast, they were using lunisolar and didn't intercalate. Thus the Lord could EAT the (officially-dated) Passover the PRIOR SATURDAY NIGHT yet BE the Passover (dying on the correct date per Exodus 12, four days after being set aside/arrested, see the witty use
verses). So could rise the following SATURDAY NIGHT after (official) Passover Week ended. Hence 'Christ Our Firstfruits' and 'Christ Our Passover' (both should be quotes from Paul).
So it's Good WEDNESDAY, 30 AD April 4
then (14th day after vernal equinox, local Jeru time that year). I can easily understand how ancient 'catholics' messed it up, cuz they didn't know what was a 'high sabbath' (see John 19), since they never bothered to learn the OT (their ideas about what Jewish law was, are ridiculous). But it's now 2016, and this ancient mistake should have been corrected.
But the Jews don't calculate Passover or their calendar rightly, either. Oh well. No one bothers to READ THE BIBLE (duh, Israel's BIRTHDAY was initial Passover, so it's only a solar year beginning on the vernal equinox, Exo12). Oh well.
So: 1986 years have passed since He died. And He died just BEFORE sundown, and at sundown it's a new day per Bible, so becomes Thursday at sundown on Wednesday. First night.
So for our purposes, we divide 1986/7 and get 283.7142857142857 . Taking the remainder, we get .7142857142857 times 7, 5 days.
April 3, 2016 a SUNDAY (which was erroneously called EASTER, lol) was the 14th day after the vernal equinox, here in the US. We are about 8 hours behind Israel; for her, the VE occurred after sundown in 2016
. So for her, April 3 would be April 4 (after sundown), a.. 'Monday'.
So look: 5 days from Wednesday becoming
Thursday, original Crucifixion of 'our' April 3 in 2016 is.. MONDAY.
So Thank God, there are no missing years between the Crucifixion and now
. I've been wondering how to test that, since 2010!
This same question drove the early Romans nuts. Our BC/AD problem is sourced in the bad Varro calendar
all the Romans used (and today's ancient Roman historians still use).. which erroneously puts SPQR's 'age' at 753 BC when Christ was born. No, it was the end of 750 or 749, depending on what fiscal is used (Roman, autumnal or vernal). He was born at the end of the Roman year, which Paul jokes about using Greek Chronos
, in Gal 4:4. Roman name for that god-who-ate-his-kids-when-born, was Saturn
. As in, Saturnalia.
ELUL (not Adar, took me forever to figure this out).. was the month for intercalation, add 5 or 6 days (end of CIVIL year, not sacred). Do that, and you have exactly the space you need to reach the autumnal equinox, on time
. All other days are 30, to fit the 24-hour schedule David designed for the priestly courses, in 1Chron24.