(Part 3 of 4)
What we have is the entire prophetic picture of the Lamb of God, the Passover Lamb as the sacrifice, the substitutionary sacrifice. The year that Yeshua was crucified, Passover, the Passover sacrifice, was done on a Wednesday, that was the 14th day of the month of the Aviv (Nissan). He was sacrificed/crucified at the very hours that the Passover lambs were being sacrificed on the Temple mount, which according to Josephus around that period was around 250,000 lambs were being sacrificed that afternoon. He (Jesus) was on the cross at that very hour.
He was in the grave before sunset. And at sunset begins the High Sabbath, not the weekly Sabbath, but the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He was in the grave all Wednesday night, all Thursday night, and all Friday night. He was in the grave three days, all day Thursday, all day Friday, and all day Saturday. He was raised on the Sabbath day! When the women came early the first day of the week, it was still dark, the grave was empty! He wasn’t raised on the fourth night; that is nonsense! He wasn’t raised on a Sunday. He was raised on the Sabbath day. The Scriptures are very clear about this! And when they came to the grave, before sunrise, it was already empty at that time.
The year was 28 of the Common Era. There is no 31/2 year ministry. As a matter of fact, for over 300 years after the event, every disciple of the Apostles, every disciple of the disciple of the disciples of the Apostles, for 300 years, not one of them gave one dissenting opinion; they all said that his (Jesus) ministry was about one year.