Exodus 12:2-3, 6 [12:2] This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. [12:3] Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: [12:6] And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. (Just prior to the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt, the Israelites were instructed to set aside a lamb, which was to be used for the passover. This day was the 10th day of the first month. Matthew Henry's Commentary says, " Christ is our Passover. The lamb was to be set apart four days before, denoting the designation of Jesus to be a Saviour, both in the purpose and in the promise. Christ was crucified at the passover, so he solemnly entered into Jerusalem four days before, the very day that the paschal lamb was set apart.)
Matthew 21:1-3, 9-10, 17, Mark 11:1-2, Luke 19:28-30, John 12:12-13 [Matthew 21:1] And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, [21:2] Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. [21:3] And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. [21:9] And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. [21:10] And when he was come into Jerusalem , all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? [21:17] And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there . [Mark 11:1] And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, (Sunday)
See above [Mark 11:2] And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. [Luke 19:28] And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. [19:29] And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, [19:30] Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. [John 12:12] On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, [12:13] Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Palm Sunday in Jerusalem and evening in Bethany. Note that the Jewish day began at 6 PM on the previous evening and continued 24 hours to 6 PM the next day.)
Matthew 21:18-19, 22:23, 26:2, Mark 11:12-15, 19, 14:1, Luke 19:45 [Matthew 21:18] Now in the morning as he returned into the city , he hungered. [21:19] And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. [22:23] The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, [26:2] Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified . [Mark 11:12] And on the morrow , when they were come from Bethany , he was hungry: [11:13] And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. [11:14] And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. (Monday He returns to Jerusalem)
See above [Mark 11:15] And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; [11:19] And when even was come, he went out of the city. [14:1] After two days was the feast of the passover , and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. [Luke 19:45] And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; (This was Monday, therefore 2 days would point to Wednesday as the {yearly} passover, and His day of crucifixion. According to Jewish time, Wednesday would begin at 6 PM on Tuesday evening.)
Matthew 26:17-21, 47, Mark 11:20, 27, 14:12, 16-17, 43, Luke 22:1-3, 7-8, 14-15, 48, 54, John 13:1-2, 18:1-2, 12-13 [Matthew 26:17] Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? [26:18] And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. [26:19] And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. [26:20] Now when the even was come , he sat down with the twelve. [26:21] And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. [26:47] And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. (Tuesday)
See above [Mark 11:20] And in the morning , as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. [11:27] And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, [14:12] And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover , his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? [14:16] And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. [14:17] And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. [14:43] And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. (Tuesday)
See above [Luke 22:1] Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover . [22:2] And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. [22:3] Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. [22:7] Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. [22:8] And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. [22:14] And when the hour was come , he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. [22:15] And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: [22:48] But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? [22:54] Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. (Late Tuesday night.)
See above [John 13:1] Now before the feast of the passover , when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. [13:2] And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; [18:1] When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. [18:2] And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. [18:12] Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, [18:13] And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year. (This must be Tuesday, for the passover would begin at 6 PM. Prior to 6 PM, they were preparing for the passover. He would be betrayed after 6 PM, thus really making it Wednesday, in Jewish time.)
Matthew 27:1-2, Mark 15:1, Luke 22:66, John 18:28 [Matthew 27:1] When the morning was come , all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: [27:2] And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. [Mark 15:1] And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. [Luke 22:66] And as soon as it was day , the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying, [John 18:28] Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early ; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. (Dawn Wednesday morning)
Luke 23:12, [Luke 23:12] And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. (Wednesday morning)
Matthew 27:15, 35, Mark 15:25, Luke 23:33, John 19:18 [Matthew 27:15] Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. [27:35] And they crucified him , and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. [Mark 15:25] And it was the third hour , and they crucified him. [Luke 23:33] And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. [John 19:18] Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. (Wednesday 9 AM)
Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44, John 19:14 [Matthew 27:45] Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour . [Mark 15:33] And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour . [Luke 23:44] And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. [John 19:14] And it was the preparation of the passover , and about the sixth hour : and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! (Wednesday, 6th to 9th hour was 12 noon to 3 PM. This day was the day of His crucifixion and by 3 PM, He is dead)
Matthew 27:46-51, Mark 15:34, 37-38, Luke 23:45-46, John 19:30-33 [Matthew 27:46] And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [27:47] Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. [27:48] And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. [27:49] The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. [27:50] Jesus , when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost . [27:51] And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; [Mark 15:34] And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [15:37] And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. [15:38] And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. (Wednesday afternoon at 3 PM)
See above [Luke 23:45] And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. [23:46] And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost . [John 19:30] When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost . [19:31] The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation , that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. [19:32] Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. [19:33] But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: (Wednesday afternoon after 3 PM)
Exodus 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
Matthew 27:57-60, Mark 15:42-43, Luke 23:54, John 19:38-42 [Matthew 27:57] When the even was come , there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: [27:58] He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. [27:59] And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, [27:60] And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. [Mark 15:42] And now when the even was come , because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath , [15:43] Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. [Luke 23:54] And that day was the preparation , and the sabbath drew on. (Wednesday evening)
See above [John19:38] And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. [19:39] And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. [19:40] Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. [19:41] Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. [19:42] There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day ; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. (Wednesday was the day before the yearly sabbath, which would occur on Thursday. These events occurred after 6 PM Wednesday evening, which would actually make the day to be Thursday in Jewish time.)
Matthew 27:62-64, Luke 23:56 [Matthew 27:62] Now the next day , that followed the day of the preparation , the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, [27:63] Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. [27:64] Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. [Luke 23:56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. (This would have made Wednesday the day of preparation for the annual sabbath, which in the year of Christ's crucifixion, would be Thursday. Therefore, He was dead the whole 24 hours of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Jewish time, which was 6 PM Wednesday until 6 PM Saturday, modern time.)
Matthew 28:1-6, Mark 16:1-4, Luke 24:1-3, John 20:1 [Matthew 28:1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week , came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. [28:2] And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. [28:3] His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: [28:4] And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. [28:5] And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. [28:6] He is not here : for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (We are now at Sunday. Scripture does not say that He was resurrected on Sunday morning, but that He was not there when the women came to the tomb very early in the morning. His resurrection could have occurred as early as 6 PM on Saturday evening, thus fulfilling the prophesied 3 days & 3 nights.)
See above [Mark 16:1] And when the sabbath was past , Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. [16:2] And very early in the morning the first day of the week , they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun . [16:3] And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? [16:4] And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away : for it was very great. [Luke 24:1] Now upon the first day of the week , very early in the morning , they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. [24:2] And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. [24:3] And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. (This was then very early Sunday when the weekly sabbath, Saturday, was past.)
See above [John 20:1] The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark , unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. (Very early Sunday)