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Good Friday or Good Thursday?

Should we be celebrating Good Thursday vice Good Friday?  When was Christ crucified?
Palm Sunday:  Matthew 21:1-17
Monday:  Matthew 22:18:18 and following (cursing of the fig tree and driving out the merchants in the temple)
Tuesday:  Jesus renters Jerusalem - the fig tree that was cursed is withered (Mark 11:20); Jesus talks and returns to Bethany where He is anointed (Mark 14)
Wednesday:  Passover (Lord's Supper); Gethsemane, betrayal by Judas, and trial by Jews
Thursday:  Trial by Pilate and Crucifixion
1.  Jews believed a day started in the evening.  Compare Genesis 1: "There was evening and  there was morning, the xx day."  Thus, the emphasis on burying Jesus prior to evening.
2.  If Christ was crucified on Thursday, then he would be in the tomb for three days.  The three days are to fulfill the prophecy in Mark 14:57 "I will destroy this man-made temple and in three days will build another, not made by man."]
1st Day in the tomb.   Thursday evening to Friday afternoon
2nd Day in the tomb.  Friday evening to Saturday afternoon
3rd Day in the tomb.  Saturday evening to Sunday morning
Sunday - resurrection - 1st day of the week (Mark 16:1-2)

Under the old system, Jesus being buried just before sunset, counts technically as a day even though Jesus may have been buried for just ten minutes prior to sunset.  But that seems to violate the tenet of three days.  With the above new system, there are three days.  Thoughts?

Re: Good Friday or Good Thursday?

I think you misunderstand what the scriptures are saying. It doesn't say that he rose after 3 days, it says that he rose on the 3rd day. There is a difference.

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