NOTABLE FINDINGS REGARDING THE CRUCIFIXION DATE OF AUGUST 17
ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit who we (plural) talk to, audio tape recorded, revealed that Jesus Christ was crucified and died on August 17. I learned this date from old listeners of the Holy Spirit when I first went to listen to Him on June 5, 1983. It was only in 1999 when we connected to the Internet that I checked whether the date is correct or not. I asked Bible scholars and calendar experts if there is any ring of truth on this date. To my dismay, no one was able to help me. I was even mocked for even thinking that the crucifixion occurred on such date.
Not finding any help, I embarked on checking it out myself. After four years, in 2003, I published on the Internet the results of my study where I found that the date He revealed is true and correct. The year when Jesus died was 1 BC which I got from one of His sermons called “Panambitan” or Pleading. This reinforced my belief that the Holy Spirit who we talk to is none other than the spirit of Jesus Christ.
Herewith is a list of startling notable findings of this study:
- Jesus Christ was crucified on a Thursday and not on a Friday.
- Jesus could not had been crucified and died on any day of the week except on a Thursday.
- Jesus was crucified in August and not in March or April.
- Jesus was crucified in 1 BC and not in 33 AD or thereabout.
- August 17, 1 BC in the proleptic Gregorian calendar was a Thursday.
- August 17, 1 BC is equivalent to Av 30, 3760 AM of the Jewish calendar.
- Jesus was crucified in the Jewish month of Av and not of Nisan.
- Jesus was crucified on the eve of the New Moon Festival and not on the eve of the Saturday Sabbath.
- The high day mentioned in John 19:31 was the New Moon Festival.
- The New Moon Festival was celebrated as a Sabbath – no work or business on this day.
- The New Moon Festival was a major Jewish holy day, a high day, before but now considered a minor one. This was before Rome destroyed Jerusalem and dispersed the Israelites in the Roman Empire where the solar Julian calendar was in use.
- High day means a major Jewish holy day wherein a Sabbath of rest is also observed. One abstains from work or business like the Saturday Sabbath.
- When Jesus was crucified, He was 32 solar years old or 33 lunar years. This was found out after checking out the other revealed date – May 23, the date of His birth – which is also true and correct.
- The Israelites were using two calendars during the time of Jesus – a purely lunar calendar (354-355 days per year or 12 months per year) and a lunisolar calendar (from 353-355 to 383-385 days per year or 12 or 13 months per year).
- Passover was held using a purely lunar calendar.
- Passover was retrogressing through the seasons during ancient times and the time of Jesus because Passover was in the purely lunar calendar.
- Jesus was crucified after, not during, the Passover Festival or the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Pesach).
- Jesus was in the tomb for three days and three nights (Matthew 12:40, 16:4; Luke 11:29; Jonah 1:17).
- Jesus resurrected on the evening between sunset and midnight of the present Sunday (Gregorian).
- The seventh day of the week is observed as Sabbath. The Sabbath of the Jews is from sunset of Friday to sunset of Saturday. The Sabbath of the followers of Jesus was from sunset of Saturday to sunset of Sunday.
- Sabbath does not refer to the Saturday Sabbath only but also to designated holy days, such as the New Moon Festival (Rosh Hodesh), Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), New Year’s Day (Rosh Hashanah), the first and eighth days of the Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkoth), the first and the seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Pesach), and the Harvest Festival (Shavuoth).
- The followers of Jesus were observing a Sunday Sabbath even when Jesus was still alive.
- The first day of the week of the followers of Jesus is Monday, the day after their Sabbath day.
- The body of Jesus was not in the sepulchre on Monday morning.
- Jesus ascended to Heaven on the eve of the start of the Festival of Tabernacles (Acts 1:12).
- The Festival of Tabernacles or In-gathering or Booths or Shelters (Sukkoth) was fixed from the 15th to the 22nd of Tishri of the Jewish lunisolar civil calendar. This Festival is held sometime in September/October.
- The speaking in tongues happened during the Festival of Tabernacles and not at Pentecost or Feast of Weeks or Harvest Festival (Shavuoth) (Acts 2:1), neatly agreeing with the Holy Bible from crucifixion to ascension.
- The Israelites had a summer and winter trading schedule. The summer trading was from morning till noon, closed from noon till 4 pm, resumed from about 4 pm until about half an hour to an hour after sunset. The winter trading was from morning till before sunset. On Fridays, the preparation day before the Saturday Sabbath, it was from morning till noon only whether it was summer or winter. Also, it is preparation day before a high day sabbath (see no. 21).
- The year 4 AD was indeed a leap year.
- The present calendar’s year is the number of years from the crucifixion and death of Jesus, and not from His birth.
- BC and AD in the present Gregorian calendar mean Before Christ and anno Domini, respectively. Later, in the Aristean calendar, BC will become BCJ, and AD as ADJ. BCJ means Before Crucifixion of Jesus (in the Aristean calendar) and ADJ means After Death of Jesus (in the Aristean calendar).
- The revelation of the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ was crucified and died on August 17, 1 BC is true and correct.
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