Mystical Dates of Jesus’ Birth and Transition (Part I
For those knowledgeable in the critical importance of solar and lunar cycles, only certain dates are available for the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Moreover, if Jesus is the Anointed One discussed in the OT, the Son of Man and Son of God living in the NT, or even another incarnation of the Divine into the lower world (Krishna), the necessity of the dates I shall provide are not frivolous calculation. Let me explain.
That Jesus was crucified on Friday, April 3, 33 CE, is well accepted in scholarly circles. First, the 14th day of Nissan, the first day of Passover, commenced in the early twilight hours of Thursday, April 2nd, concluding at about the same time on Friday, April 3rd . The Jewish calender starts its day in the evening, rather than at midnight per the Gregorian calendar. Genesis 1:5 “And it was evening and it was morning, one day.”
For Passover to begin, the moon must be at its fullest close to the Vernal Equinox In 33 CE, the Jewish astronomers would have said that the full moon was on the evening of April 2nd which is the beginning of Nissan 14.
The first day of Passover is called Pesach, the Passover Sacrifice of the Lamb. As Jesus is symbolized as the Paschal Lamb of God, he must have been sacrificed (crucified) on April 3rd, as the Passover Lambs were brought to the Temple to be sacrificed at 0900 hr and 1500 hr and taken home by the families to eat after sunset on the 15th day of Nissan at the Passover Seder.
Such date corresponds to the date of the full moon on April 3, 33 CE, so Jesus passed through transition during the peak of the full moon which astronomically occurred at 14:52, or about 1500 hr. In other words, he left the physical realm at his most Holy and Greatest Power.
Traditionally, Jesus was on the cross between the 6th to 9th hour of light (1200 – 1500 hr). John 19:13-15 NIV 13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.
Based upon the necessity of having the final events of Jesus’ life agree with Sacred Time, Jesus did not celebrate Jewish Seder with the disciples, as told in the Synoptic Gospels. It must have occurred on Thursday night, the day he was arrested late in the early morning of 15 Nissan, as related by John. John 13:1-3 NIV 1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; John 19:31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath (Seder). Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
Additional scriptural and astronomical support is recorded as a lunar eclipsed occurred in early twilight hours of the 3rd which would have been clearly visible in Jerusalem. I am convinced that Mark was mistaken when he claimed a solar eclipse occurring at noon. Solar eclipses do not last very long and non are noted astronomically. A blood red lunar eclipse just after Jesus was removed from the cross is much more likely, This eclipse lasted 2 hr 50 minutes and would have begun near moon rise.
Moreover, an earthquake in the Jordan Rift Valley occurred on the same day. Matthew NIV 27:54 Now when the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly, this was the Son of God!”
Such agreement between the reported events surrounding the Crucifixion and the Sacred Calender and Clock is interesting and its significance needs to be considered by all.
Tomorrow, I will date his birth.