Day of week of Nisan 14 sometime in AD 30


Peace Crusader and Echo

Many believe that Jesus was crucified and died on Passover, Nisan 14.  They say that it was sometime in A.D. 30.  The following table shows the equivalent date of the Jewish calendar date of Nisan 14 in the proleptic Gregorian calendar and the day of the week:

Jewish date

Proleptic Gregorian date

Day of the week

Nisan 14, 3780 A.M. March 25, 20 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3781 A.M. April 12, 21 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3782 A.M. April 2, 22 A.D. Saturday
Nisan 14, 3783 A.M. March 22, 23 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3784 A.M. April 10, 24 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3785 A.M. March 31, 25 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3786 A.M. March 20, 26 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3787 A.M. April 7, 27 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3788 A.M. March 27, 28 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3789 A.M. April 14, 29 A.D. Saturday
Nisan 14, 3790 A.M. April 3, 30 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3791 A.M. March 24, 31 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3792 A.M. April 12, 32 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3793 A.M. April 1, 33 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3794 A.M. March 20, 34 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3795 A.M. April 9, 35 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3796 A.M. March 28, 36 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3797 A.M. March 18, 37 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3798 A.M. April  5, 38 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3799 A.M. March 25, 39 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3800 A.M. April 13, 40 A.D. Friday

A.M. means anno mundi reckoned from the creation of the world used in the Jewish lunisolar calendar.
A.D. means anno Domini reckoned from the birth of Jesus Christ used in the Gregorian solar calendar.

This is using the calendar converter at  Yet Another Calendar Converter may also be used.  Its URL is

As I have illustrated in , Jesus could not had been crucified and died on any day of the week except on a Thursday.  None of those Nisan 14 dates from 20 A.D. to 40 A.D. was a Thursday.


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18 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by peacecrusader on July 19, 2009 at 11:07 am

    The link to webpage showing that the crucifixion of Jesus could only occur on Thursday working. Just click on it several times.


    • This paper presents data on Nisan 14 in various years. In A.D. 30 (the year of the Crucifixion) the calendar shows it’s Wednesday. Are you saying that the crucifixion was on Nisan 15? Your statements and the article are contradictory.


      • 20130221.1000

        Nisan 14, 3790 (April 3, 30 AD) was a Wednesday. I say that Jesus was crucified and died on a Thursday but neither on Nisan 14 nor on Nisan 15, 3790. The correct date was Av 30, 3760 (August 17, 1 BC), a Thursday.

  2. Posted by Dr. r.sutherland on April 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Yes, thursday is the right day but i am not sure of the conversion date as jesus only ministered for one year not three according to charles totten chronologist 1890.


  3. 20110418.1800

    Dear Dr. R. Sutherland.

    You wrote:
    Yes, thursday is the right day but i am not sure of the conversion date as jesus only ministered for one year not three according to charles totten chronologist 1890.

    My reply:
    Why do you say that Jesus was crucified on a Thursday?

    The Holy Spirit who we talk to said that Jesus was crucified and died on August 17. No year. I first heard this in 1983. I found the date that He revealed to be true and correct in 2003 after a four-year study (1999-2003). The year? 1 BC. And August 17, 1 BC was a Thursday.

    I first tried 1 BC based on His sermon in 1974 ( wherein He said that He died 1,974 years ago (about the tenth paragraph). I believe that the spirit who we talk to is none other than Jesus Christ Himself.

    Why does Charles Totten say that Jesus ministered only for one year and not three? I can say that there were at least three annual Passover Festivals during Jesus’ ministry as stated in John 2:13, John 6:4, John 12:1. How about the other annual festivals?

    With love, your brother in Jesus,
    Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit
    Motto: pro aris et focis (for the sake of, or defense of, religion and home) and
    “The Internet is mightier than the sword.”


  4. In Jewish reckoning, each new “day” begins in the evening (cf. Gen. 1:5 etc). Thus, Nisan 14 began on what we would call Wednesday evening and ended on what we would call Thursday evening. Therefore, in AD 30, Nisan 14 fell on a Thursday.


    • Genesis 1:5 simply says God completed His work of day one and evening came and morning (of next day) arrives. Nothing tells that a day begins at sunset. AD 30 Nisan 14 falls on Wed. (There are about 5-6 conversion programs you can google).


      • 20130221.0950

        When is the third hour? The sixth hour? The ninth hour? When is the start of the Sabbath? Remember that Jesus was crucified and died on Preparation Day of next day’s High Sabbath.

        Please read Matthew 14:25 and Mark 6:48 where it says “fourth watch of the night”. Luke 12:38 mentions the second and third watch (of the night). Jesus also said in Mark 13:35, “at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.”

      • Nisan (Abib) 14 is the Day of Passover which begins at sunrise with the lambs sacrificed in the afternoon. In the evening (still same Nisan 14 – contrary to the Jewish reckoning of a new day from sunset – how absurd and unnatural!), the Passover meal was taken by the Judaic (Jewish) people then. It’s Passover feast. This is the only example of something being celebrated in the night time, not in day time, of all the Judaic Festivals. The night was for the memorial vigil of the Exodus event – deliverance from the Pharaoh’s Egypt long ago. Nisan 14 is a preparation of the 7 day-long Festival of Matzah bread (aka Festival of Passover). No, Nisan 14 is not the festival, it’s preparation – nothing to do with people’s disturbance during the Festival. So you have another brilliant idea of Yeshua being crucified at the 30th of Nisan? From where did you get such outlandish idea? May God have mercy on me, again. Why then Yeshua died? He could have been killed on any day of the whole year. Why on earth did his death have anything to do with the Passover, the most solemn in Jewish life? Have you ever heard the Messiah died for our sin, as our Passover (sacrifice)? Do you know what the Scripture is actually telling us?

      • 20130221.2355

        Correction, Oun. Jesus Christ was not crucified on “the 30th of Nisan” but on the 30th of Av. Where did I “get such outlandish idea?” I said from a holy spirit who we (plural) talk to. If you will believe it, He is THE Holy Spirit. If you will believe it further, He is the spirit of Jesus.

        The Jews are correct. A day starts when the sun has set. So a day is from sunset to next day’s sunset.

        The Passover meal is called “seder”.

        Preparation Day is a day used to prepare, to make ready, for next day’s Sabbath. Normally, this is done on Friday for the regular weekly Saturday Sabbath day. But it can also be on any day of the eve of a high Sabbath day, like the annual Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) or Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacle or In-gathering o Shelter), or the monthly Ros Hodesh (New Moon Festival). The preparation is only for one day, not what you are talking about as the “7-day long Festival of Matzah bread (aka Festival of Passover).”

  5. 20120621.1015

    Yes, D. Eric Williams, in the Hebrew calendar, Nisan 14, 3790 “began on what we Wednesday and ended on what we would call Thursday evening.” By sunset of April 3, 30 AD, it would be Nisan 15, 3790, a Thursday in the Hebrew calendar. It would be a Thursday after midnight, April 4, 30 AD, yet in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.


  6. Posted by William Moore on September 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    My research is showing me that, Christ’s last meal with his diciples was on a Wednseday. He was betrayed after the meal in the garden. Spent the night being shuffled back and forth between Pilot, and Harod. Was on the cross by nine and died around three pm. Was shoved away before the sedar meal. Passover was Friday. Saturday was the Sabbath. And Christ still rose some time after midnight Sunday. Matthew 26: 2 Jesus said, as you know, Passover is TWO days away- To me, that make the arrest start Wednesday or right after midnight. He said, He wanted to eat this Passover with them. That meal, the sedar, would be the next night after sun down. He never ate that meal.


    • 20121031.0635

      Jesus was not crucified on the 14th of the first month. If He was, there would be an uproar of the people at the Passover Festival. He was crucified when the pilgrims have left Jerusalem on the 30th of the first month.

      You are correct that they crucified Jesus at 9am but He did not die around 3pm. He died at exactly 12noon when Longinus pierced His side with his lance. Jesus died on a Thursday and resurrected after noon of Sunday. His tomb was discovered empty on Monday morning.


  7. Posted by Oun Kwon on February 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    In your reply you said :

    The preparation is only for one day, not what you are talking about as the “7-day long Festival of Matzah bread (aka Festival of Passover)

    You are not reading my post carefully? ‘Preparation’ refers to a day to prepare for the Sabbath day. Of course it is only for one day. Not whole 7-day period.


  8. Posted by Oun Kwon on February 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Passover meal is not same as ‘Seder’. Seder is a later development in the rabbinic Judaism after the Fall of Jerusalem in C.E. 70.


  9. Posted by Oun Kwon on February 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    30th Av, not 30th Nisan? What difference you are driving at? Your holy spirits must be your private spirits. God bless.


  10. Posted by Peter on March 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    “The year? 1 BC. And August 17, 1 BC was a Thursday.”
    How do you reconcile that date with the proven date of Jesus’ baptism of AD27? (John the baptist didn’t start his ministry until the 15th year of Tiberius’ reign) Luke 3:1

    How do you reconcile your date with the proven date of Herod’s death in 4BC? Mat 2:1


  11. 20130309.1430

    Yes, Peter, you read it the revelation of a spirit that Jesus Christ was crucified and died on August 17. I found the year to be 1 BC, a Thursday.

    Where did you get that Jesus was baptized in AD 27? Luke 3:1-2 state: “Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, the Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip Tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.”

    Where did you get that Herod’s death was in 4 BC?

    Did you know that Dionysius Exiguus in 525 AD set the birth of Jesus in 1 BC, more that 500 years after the fact? So all our history revolves around that 1 BC year.

    Have you heard about the Spanish Era? It placed the year when Jesus was born in 38 BC. This is nearer the year that I got – 33 BC. The use of the Spanish Era started in about 200 AD and was discarded during the 12th, 13th, 14th century in the Iberian peninsula.


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