Who is telling the truth: Angel Raziel or the Holy Spirit?

My Dear Fellowmen,

 

Below is my reply under the topic “The Angels in the Bible” which now disappeared from “7 most recent interaction” and “Top Posts”.

 

I am re-posting it under this topic “The 7 Angels before the throne of God” hoping that it will appear on your radar screen.

 

With love, your brother in Jesus,

Aristeo Canlas Fernando

 

 

 

Dear Zoti’el and my Fellowmen,

 

Zoti-el wrote on August 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm:

2.  When was Jesus was Born: He [Angel Raziel] says, on the 3rd day after the 3rd week of the 12th month of the Hebrew Calendar (Adar).

3.  When was Jesus crucified: He [Angel Raziel] says on the 6th day after the 1st week of the 1st month of the Hebrew Calendar (Nisan).

 

My reply on August 14, 2008 at 1:14 pm

On number 2:

I know that the 12th month of the Hebrew Calendar is Adar if using it as the religious calendar. The first month of the religious year is Nisan. If using the Hebrew Calendar as the civil calendar, the 12th month is Elul in an ordinary year and Av in a leap year. The first month of the civil year is Tishri.

When Raziel said that Jesus was born “on the 3rd day after the 3rd week of the 12th month of the Hebrew Calendar (Adar)”, this means that there is the first day of the week. Which is the first day of the week? The seventh day is Sabbath day, isn’t it? Why did he not just give a date, e.g. Adar 16?

A month in the Hebrew Calendar may either be 29 or 30 days long. Why “after the 3rd week”? Should it be the 3rd day OF the 3rd week of Adar? When you said “after the 3rd week”, you were referring to the 4th week, weren’t you?

 

In which year was Jesus born?

 

On number 3:

Again, the date that you gave is using the Hebrew Calendar as the religious calendar for its first month is Nisan. My questions are similar to my previous reply.

 

In which year was Jesus crucified and died?

 

Zoti’el wrote on August 18, 2008 at 2:18 pm in reply to the year when Jesus was born and when He was crucified and died:

 

1.  Peacecrusader: Let’s meet halfway, Angel Raziel obviously used the religious calendar. As to what year the Lord Jesus was born, he said it was at the end of 5 B.C (using our adjusted calendar), which is almost 4 B.C. As to what year the Lord Jesus was crucified and died, he says it was weeks after the transition of 29 and 30 A.D.

 

My reply:

Angel Raziel says that Jesus was born “on the 3rd day after the 3rd week of the 12th month of the Hebrew Calendar (Adar)” in the year “at the end of 5 B.C (using our adjusted calendar), which is almost 4 B.C.”  In the Julian or Gregorian calendar, Adar is sometime in February and March.

 

Angel Raziel also says that Jesus was crucified and died “on the 6th day after the 1st week of the 1st month of the Hebrew Calendar (Nisan)” in the year “weeks after the transition of 29 and 30 A.D”.  In the Julian or Gregorian calendar, Nisan is sometime in March and April.

 

Could Angel Raziel explain how he came out with those dates?  Those dates are so far away from the dates I got which I honestly say I did not get from thin air.  The dates were revealed by no other than the Holy Spirit Himself who we (plural) talk to. 

 

In 1983, I learned that Jesus was born on May 23 and died on August 17.  In my curiosity and to prove to myself whether the revelations are true and correct or not, in 1999, 16 years after I first heard the dates, I embarked on a study to check them out.

 

In 2003, four years after I started my study, I proved that the revelation of the Holy Spirit that Jesus was crucified and died on August 17 is correct.  The year was 1 BC. 

 

In 2006, I proved that His revelation that Jesus was born on May 23 is also correct.  The year was 33 BC.  Jesus was 32 solar years old when He died.  This is equivalent to 33 lunar years.

 

The results of these extensive studies are in my website.  You may check them out.

 

I therefore find that what Angel Raziel said are in conflict with what were revealed to us by the Holy Spirit.  Who do you think is telling the truth?

 

With love, your brother in Jesus,

Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader and Echo

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“The Internet is mightier than the sword.”

 

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Please note:  I cannot enter the Weblog “Depths of the Living God” anymore.  It seems that the owner of the Weblog deleted me and my postings.  Why?  Who is telling the truth: Angel Raziel or the Holy Spirit who we talk to?  The truth will shine through.

Peace119 – Do you think Jesus was born on December 25?

Most Christians in the western world celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25 called Christmas Day.  The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrate His birth on January 7 for they still use the Julian Calendar.

 

As the story goes, Jesus was born in Bethlehem located just south of Jerusalem.  The account of Luke (Chapter 2) says that there were some shepherds who were spending the night in the fields, keeping watch of their flocks, when an angel appeared to them.  The angel announced to them the birth of Christ the Lord in David’s town (Bethlehem) which they found to be true.

 

We know that December in Israel is cold and wintry.  There may not even be grass in the field for the flocks to feed on.  Is it likely that shepherds would be in the fields at night at this time of the year just to look after their flocks? 

 

If you think that Jesus was not born on December 25, when could He possibly have been born?

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LAGPASAN MO ANG LAHAT NG AKING PAGKAKASALA©

Sinalin ni ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit

(Sumunod kayo sa Akin.)

 

Panginoon, Panginoon, lagpasan Mo ang lahat ng aking pagkakasala. Ituloy Mo lahat ng pangangailangan ko sa pagsisisi upang sa gayon, kami ay mamatay nang wala ng pagsisisihan.

Siya nawa.

 

(Iyan ay parati ninyong darasalin.  Kahit maigsi iyan, kailangan ninyo iyan.  Okay.)

 

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Coincidences in my life – Part 1

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ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit

 

All the names below—Aristaeus, Artemis, Apollo, and Echo—are names in Greek mythology which have been associated with me.  Those in parentheses are quoted from The World Book Dictionary.

  1.  Aristaeus – “the son of Apollo and the water nymph Cyrene, famous as a keeper of bees”.   He received instruction from the Muses in the arts of healing and prophecy.  He is the guardian of herds and fields and was represented as a young man dressed like a shepherd and sometimes carrying a sheep.

My name is Aristeo.  It came from the Hispanized Greek god Aristaeus which may be from the Greek word aristo meaning ‘best’.

  1.  Artemis – “the goddess of the hunt, of the forests, of wild animals, and of the moon.  She was the twin sister of Apollo and was called Diana by the Romans.” 

This is the name of the computer fourth generation database program that I used when I worked in Saudi Arabia (1985-1988) and at BHP Steel in Australia (1989-1992).

  1. Apollo – “the god of the sun, poetry, music, prophecy, healing, and archery.  The Greeks and Romans considered Apollo the highest type of youthful, manly beauty.”  He is the son of Leto and twin brother of Artemis.

This is the name of the model of the family’s second car in Australia (1994 to present, 2012).  It is made by Holden (General Motors) and is a rebadged Toyota Camry.

  1. Echo – “a nymph who pined away with love for Narcissus until only her voice was left”.

This is the name of the model of the second-hand Toyota economy car that I used in commuting between home and work at the Department of Defence at Bulimba in Brisbane (2006-2008), a distance of about 40 km each way.  It is still running and has been lent to my daughter in Melbourne in 2011. 

After I bought the car in 1986, I realized that I am just echoing the Holy Spirit, that is why from then on, I say that I am the ‘Echo of the Holy Spirit’.  I recommended the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) by our team in the Department of Defence in Sydney (2004-2006) for correct spelling of purchase order number, names of people, streets and suburbs, etc.  Echo is IPA’s code name of the letter E.

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Coincidences in my life – Part 6

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Other coincidences

 

Pablo – Saint Paul in English.  The name of my father is Pablo.  He was a Christian missionary who wrote most of the epistles in the New Testament.

 

Pedro – Saint Peter in English.  The name of my maternal grandfather is Pedro. 

 

Canlas – My middle name, the surname of my mother  and maternal grandfather.  It may mean ‘can last’.
Kriste – the family name of my maternal grandmother.  Kriste is like Kristo or Christ.

 

Espiritu Santo Church – the name of the parish church where I was baptized.  Espiritu Santo is the Spanish words for Holy Spirit.  We talk to a spirit who most, if not all, believe that He is the Holy Spirit.

 

Vision Street  – the name of the street where I was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila.  Vision came from Dimasalang’s “La Vision de Fr. Rodriguez” in response to Rizal’s principal detractor, Fr. Jose Rodriguez, in his pamphlet entitled “Caingat cayo”.  The 1994-04-26 issue of Macarthur Chronicle started the body of the article with “Aristeo Fernando is a man with a vision.”  Parallel to Vision Street are Karapatan (Filipino word meaning “right”), Elias (a character in Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere), Pista (Filipino word meaning “feast” or “fiesta”), and Dimasalang (pseudonym adopted by Jose Rizal when he entered Freemasonry in 1883).  Perpendicular to Vision Street are Balaguer (Fr. Vicente Balaguer, S.J., the Jesuit priest who claimed to have secured Jose Rizal’s retraction), Becerra (Manuel Becerra, Overseas Minister or Minister of the Colonies during the Propaganda Movement), and Aragon (an autonomous community in northeastern Spain).  Quiroga (a Chinese businessman in El Filibusterismo) Street connects Dimasalang and Aragon Streets at an angle.

 

Sta. Cruz – the district of Manila where I was born.  Cruz is the Spanish word for cross.

 

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Coincidences in my life – Part 5

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Locations in the Philippines

 

I read in the 1980-03-30 issue of the Sunday magazine supplement of Bulletin Today, Philippine Panorama, the address at Caloocan City where I could hear the Voice of the one who gave the prophecies therein.  It is at 27 Bernadette Street, Grace Park, Caloocan City in Metro Manila, Philippines.

 

Bernadette Street may have come from Saint Bernadette.  She is also called Bernadette of Lourdes (France).  Her full name is Marie-Bernarde Soubirous , a French nun, who was born in Lourdes on 1844-01-07 and died on 1879-04-16 in Nevers, France.  “She had a series of visions of the Virgin Mary, who revealed her identity with the words ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’ ”.

 

Grace Park is one of the localities of Caloocan City.  From The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, grace in Theology is:

  1. The freely given, unmerited favor and love of God;
  2. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them
  3. A virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces
  4. Also called state of grace-the condition of being in God’s favor or one of the elect

 

Maria Liwayway Alvaran, a.k.a. Ka Apaz, lives on Fernando Vergel de Dios Street, Barangay Concepcion, Baliwag, Bulacan. The street was called A. (Antonio) Luna before but was changed to its present name.  A few meters from her house is the Barangay chapel called “Immaculate Conception Chapel”.  Notice the relationship of Bernadette Street in Metro Manila and where she lives at Barangay Concepcion and its chapel in Baliwag.  Vergel de Dios are Spanish words meaning “Garden of God”.  Ka Apaz is a garden of God for through her physical body, the Holy Spirit speaks to us. 

 

My name is Aristeo Canlas Fernando.  I go the attend our sessions with the Holy Spirit in late 1980s onward at the house of Ka Apaz in Baliwag.  Notice my family name is on the name of the street where she lives.

 

I am sharing to people the teachings of what I believe is the the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Jesus Christ, or of the only true God.  I am just echoing what He said.

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Coincidences in my life – Part 4

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Registration plate number

 

In 2003-04-23, I went to the Queensland Transport at Woodridge to register the Apollo car in Queensland to replace FAF 888 registration in New South Wales.  I was given the top of a newly-opened box of plate numbers containing 240 ICD to 259 ICD.

When I fetched wife from office, she said that ICD means “I see Thee” like an abbreviated text message.  It means “I see God”.
 

Fr. Ben Macajes, a Roman Catholic priest, told me that ICD means “Iesus Christus Dominus” meaning Jesus Christ God.  Dominus, from “The Random House Dictionary of the English Language”, means lord or master and not exactly God.  Two days later, I thought D may be Deus.  True, the Latin word Deus stands for God.  Hence, ICD means “Iesus Christus Deus” or Jesus Christ God.  I still did not know what 240 stands for.  You may read the details at http://aristean.org/post049.htm

 

In 2006-08-31, I bought a Toyota Echo economy car for use in commuting to work.  Its registration plate number is 462 IDE.  Since it is model Echo, I thought IDE stands for “I Thee echo” which I realized is what I was doing.  I echo what Ama (God the Father) or the Holy Spirit (the spirit of Jesus Christ) is saying.  That is why from the latter part of 2006, I used “Echo of the Holy Spirit” as a title together with “Peace Crusader”.  I still did not know what 462 stands for, like 240.

 

I brought up the topic in the forum at James Randi Educational Foundation.  One person by the name of Thabiguy cracked the mystery of 240 and 462.  He said to subtract 240 from 462, the answer is 222.  Divide 222 by 2, the answer is 111.  God is number 1, and as Trinity, it is 111.  To find the midpoint, 240 + 111 = 351.  462 – 111 = 351,  The midpoint is 351 which may stand from Christ (3) echoes (5) Ama (1).  Ama is the Filipino word for God the Father.  This is how we (plural) call the Holy Spirit we talk to.  What is your opinion?  You may read Thabiguy’s post at http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=73877&page=17 .

 

When I was working in the government in Sydney from 2004 to 2006, I proposed that we use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) because we were dealing with alphanumeric Purchase Order Number and names which maybe exotic or aboriginal. It was not as easy, like Smith or John. We are in a multicultural society, hence people’s, street’s, or suburb’s names may be misspelled.

 

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Coincidences in my life – Part 3

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ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
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The number of Jesus

The number of Jesus is 888.  How did we know this?  The name of Jesus in Greek is ΙΗΣΟΥΣ (iota, eta, sigma, omicron, upsilon, sigma).  The Greeks had a numbering system called the Greek Ionic Ciphered Numeral System devised in about the year 300 B.C. whereby each letter of the Greek alphabet is assigned a numerical value.  Substituting the numerical values to each letter in the name of Jesus and adding them up, the total is 888.  The values of the letters are: iota, 10; eta, 8; sigma, 200; omicron, 70; upsilon, 400; and sigma, 200.  The sum of 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 + 400 + 200 is 888.

Did you know that when the family arrived in Australia as immigrants, it was on 1988-08-21?  August is the eighth month of 1988; hence, 888.  This was the choice of wife of post office box number in Campbelltown, New South Wales in 1993 because of its significance of our arrival in Australia.  We even registered the Holden Apollo car with a special number plate FAF 888.  Yet, all this time, I did not know that the number of Jesus is 888.

It was in May 1994 just before my 25th Wedding Anniversary when the first cousin of my first cousin (Anthony Castelo) arrived in Australia that I only learned about it.  I had not met him for about 35 years.  I read it in the book that he was reading titled A Scientific Approach to Biblical History by W. W. Faid which he lent to me overnight.

In July 1994, one year and five months after we got the post office box, I discovered that our box was in the middle of a cross.  There were four boxes to the left, to the right, to the bottom and three to the top.  Cross, Jesus, 888.  Then in December 1994, I discovered that the set containing box 888 was flanked to the right by a set where you may draw a cross also and to the left by a set where you may not draw a cross because the set contained small, medium, and large boxes.  The middle and the set to the right were all small boxes.  This reminds us of the crucifixion of Jesus wherein He was in the middle flanked by two thieves.

When we finally moved all our things from Campbelltown to Queensland on 2004-05-07, the post office rearranged the post office building from 2004-04-30 to 2004-05-02 affecting also the post office boxes.  Hence, you will not see this strange arrangement anymore.

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Coincidences in my life – Part 2

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Aristean calendar

One may think that I am a conceited person because the perpetual calendar I am proposing is named after me.  True, it is named after me.  But why?  I will explain how the name came about towards the end of the article.  And to put the record straight, I am NOT a conceited person.

In 1992, the perpetual calendar was inspired to me (I believe from the only true God) while I was driving to work one January morning.  The inspiration was “31-30-30, start on Monday.”   ‘It must be a calendar’, I said to myself.  

When I arrived in the office, I immediately drew up the calendar with twelve months divided into four quarters.  Each quarter have three months.  Then I made seven vertical columns for each month for the week starting on Monday.

I made each first month of the quarter, January, April, July, and October, with 31 days, starting the month on Monday and the 31st day, on Wednesday.  The second months of each quarter are February, May, August, and November, with 30 days, starting the month on Thursday and the 30th day, on Friday.  The third months of each quarter are March, June, September, and December, with 30 days, starting the month on Saturday and the 30th day, on Sunday.   The total is 364 days only.  It is short for I know that an ordinary or common year has 365 days, and a leap year has 366 days. 

To maintain that the year starts on Monday, the 365th day must be a neutral day, not a regular named day of the week.  So should the Leap Year Day be.

Being a computer programmer, I designated the 365th day as December 31.  A day should have a date even though it is not assigned any day of the week.  This was easy to do.  The hardest was designating when the Leap Year Day be.  It took me months to decide.  I was leaning towards November 31st.  Finally, in the third quarter of the year, I decided that it should be on June 31st to divide the year equally into two. 

When it was first published on 1992-11-03 in Fairfield Advance, it was plainly designated as Perpetual Calendar.  So was it on its television debut on National Nine News on 1992-12-02.  Later, in about 1994 or 1995, it was named Fernando Perpetual Calendar.  And on 1997-03-13, it became known as the Aristean calendar.

Here are the coincidences that I am saying regarding the calendar.  My name is Aristeo.  It is the Hispanized of the Greek god Aristaeus.  In the Greek language, the root word of Aristaeus is aristo, which means number one or best.  Comparing the Aristean with other calendar proposals, it can easily be seen that it is really the best.  Number one!  Numero uno!

The name of my mother is Gregorian, which is similar to the presently-used Gregorian calendar.  Pope Gregory XIII promulgated this calendar in 1582.  The name of my maternal grandmother is Julita, which is similar to the Julian calendar.  Julius Caesar introduced this calendar in 46 B.C.  The parallelism or correspondence is striking: Gregorian, Gregorian calendar; Julita, Julian calendar.  They are even in the same order!  And now, I find myself proposing a calendar to replace the Gregorian.  It is still an association with calendars.

I have noticed that it is the first names of my mother and my grandmother that are related to our calendar.  This is the reason why I used my first name in naming the calendar I am proposing.

The house number of the upper floor of the house where I lived in Manila is 1583.  The house number of the lower floor is 1579.  Where is 1581?  The significance of 1583 is that it follows 1582, the year when the Gregorian calendar was promulgated by Pope Gregory XIII.  It may mean that the next calendar after the Gregorian calendar will be the Aristean calendar. 

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Was Jesus crucified on a Wednesday?

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Some people claim that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday.  Let us anaylze if this is true.  Let us list down the criteria we will use based on the Holy Bible (1-4) and on tradition which are logical (5-7):
1.  Day after crucifixion was a high day and a Sabbath (John 19:31).
2.  Jesus was in the tomb for three days and three nights (Matthew 12:39-41).
3.  The tomb was discovered empty on the first day of the week (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1).
4.  Mary Magdalene et al. bought sweet spices for the anointing of Jesus after a Sabbath (Mark 16:1).
5.  Shops were closed on a Sabbath day.
6.  On the day before a Sabbath called Preparation Day, shops were open only in the morning.  In the afternoon, the Jews prepare for the Sabbath that would start when the sun has set.
7.  In winter, shops were open from sunrise to sunset.  However, in summer when it is hot in the afternoon, shops were open from sunrise to noon, and from about 3 to 4pm until about 30 minutes to one hour after the sun has set.

Presently, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is observed on a Friday, called Good Friday, and His tomb was found empty on Sunday morning, called Easter.  This is not correct based on an analysis at http://aristean.org/wp091.htm titled “Was Jesus crucified on a Friday?”

A Jewish day starts at sunset and ends at sunset the next day.

If Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday, the first night and first day that Jesus was in the tomb would be Thursday; second night and second day would be Friday, and third night and third day would be Saturday.  The fourth day when the tomb was discovered empty would be Sunday.

When Jesus was crucified, it was Preparation Day for next day’s high Sabbath Day (criterion 1).  The next day was a Sabbath Day, a high day, and the shops were closed.  If Jesus was crucified on Nisan 14, was Nisan 15 a Thursday?  Nisan 15 was supposed to be the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which is a high day.  In what years was Nisan 15 a Thursday?  Let us see what Nisan 15 was from AD 30 to AD 36 using the calendar converter at http://www.hebrewcalendar.net/htdocs/main.en.html .  Nisan 15, 3790 AM is equal to April 3, 30 AD which was a Thursday; Nisan 15, 3791 AM, March 24, 31 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3792 AM, April 12, 32 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3793 AM, April 1, 33 AD, Saturday; Nisan 15, 3795 AM, March 20, 34 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3795 AM, April 9, 35 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3796 AM, March 28, 36 AD, Saturday.  The year when Nisan 15 was Thursday was on 30 AD.  So was Jesus crucified on Nisan 14, 3790 AM orApril 3, 30 AD?  So far, so good.  We will see if other criteria are met.

BTW, AM is the Latin abbreviation for anno mundi or in the year of the world, in the Jewish calendar.  AD is the Latin abbreviation for anno Domini or in the year of our Lord, in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.

If Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday, the shops were open in the morning only of the second day (Friday) in preparation for next day’s regular weekly Saturday Sabbath.  Mary Magdalene et al. could have bought the sweet spices on Friday morning when the shops had opened.  After buying the sweet spices, they could have proceeded to the tomb to anoint Jesus.  Why then did the disciples of Jesus had to wait until Sunday, the fourth day, to go very early to the tomb?  As Martha, the sister of Lazarus, told Jesus when He asked to take away the stone covering the grave of his brother in John 11:39, “Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.” 

But this going to the tomb is only the second day.  Criterion 2 says that Jesus was in the tomb for three days and three nights.  Could they have discovered that Jesus was still there?  Is Friday the first day of the week?  Based on these,  Jesus could not had been crucified on a Wednesday. 

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Was Jesus crucified on a Friday?

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Presently, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is observed on a Friday, called Good Friday, and His tomb was found empty on Sunday morning, called Easter.  Are these correct?

To check whether Jesus was crucified on a Friday or not, let us list down the criteria we will use based on the Holy Bible (1-4) and on tradition which are logical (5-7):
1.  Day after crucifixion was a high day and a Sabbath (John 19:31).
2.  Jesus was in the tomb for three days and three nights (Matthew 12:39-41).
3.  The tomb was discovered empty on the first day of the week (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1).
4.  Mary Magdalene et al. bought sweet spices for the anointing of Jesus after a Sabbath (Mark 16:1).
5.  Shops were closed on a Sabbath day.
6.  On the day before a Sabbath called Preparation Day, shops were open only in the morning.  In the afternoon, the Jews prepare for the Sabbath that would start when the sun has set.
7.  In winter, shops were open from sunrise to sunset.  However, in summer when it is hot in the afternoon, shops were open from sunrise to noon, and from about 3 to 4pm until about 30 minutes to one hour after the sun has set.

A Jewish day starts at sunset and ends at sunset the next day.

If Jesus was crucified on a Friday, the first night and first day that Jesus was in the tomb would be Saturday; second night and second day would be Sunday, and third night and third day would be Monday.  But a Friday crucifixion and Sunday discovery of empty tomb would only be two nights and one day (Saturday night and Saturday day, and Sunday night).  A Friday crucifixion already fails based on criterion 2.

If Jesus was crucified on a Friday, it was Preparation Day for next day Sabbath Day.  The next day was the regular weekly Saturday Sabbath Day, and the shops were closed.  But was this Sabbath a high day?  If Jesus was crucified on Nisan 14, was Nisan 15 a Saturday?  Nisan 15 was supposed to be the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which is a high day.  What year was Nisan 15?  Let us see what Nisan 15 was from AD 30 to AD 36 using the calendar converter at http://www.hebrewcalendar.net/htdocs/main.en.html .  Nisan 15, 3790 AM is equal to April 3, 30 AD which was a Thursday; Nisan 15, 3791 AM, March 24, 31 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3792 AM, April 12, 32 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3793 AM, April 1, 33 AD, Saturday; Nisan 15, 3795 AM, March 20, 34 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3795 AM, April 9, 35 AD, Tuesday; Nisan 15, 3796 AM, March 28, 36 AD, Saturday.  The years when Nisan 15 was Saturday were on 33 AD and 36 AD.  AM is the Latin abbreviation for anno mundi or in the year of the world, in the Jewish calendar.  AD is the Latin abbreviation for anno Domini or in the year of our Lord, in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.

If Jesus was crucified on a Friday, the fourth day when the tomb was discovered empty would be Tuesday.  Is Tuesday the first day of the week?  No, it is neither in the Jewish calendar nor in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.  Hence, based on criterion 3, a Friday crucifixion fails.

If Jesus was crucified on a Friday, the shops were open on the second day (Sunday) and third day (Monday).  Criterion 4 is met because Sunday is after the Sabbath and is the first day of the week in the Jewish calendar and Mary Magdalene et al. could have bought the sweet spices.  After buying the sweet spices, they could have proceeded to the tomb to anoint Jesus.  Why then did the disciples of Jesus had to wait until Tuesday, the fourth day, to go very early to the tomb?  As Martha, the sister of Lazarus, told Jesus when He asked to take away the stone covering the grave of his brother in John 11:39, “Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.”  Since Sunday is just the second day, this fails based on criterion 2.

The third day, Monday, fails because Sunday was not a Sabbath Day based on criterion 4.  Another is that Monday is not the first day of the week to the Jews (criterion 3).

The verdict:  the argument that Jesus was crucified on a Friday fails.

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