time line from the Gospels and the Old Testament showing a Thursday crucifixion
more diagrams showing Thursday
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In Ezekiel 35 to 40 we see Israel returning to their land in the last days. There are a few resources in the Reference directory to supplement some details, but if one examines those resources they will often find other details that contradict the Bible by those authors, therefore we must identify and validate Biblical issues with the details from the Bible only, and supplement for clarification by other writers when possible. e.g., in the Coming Prince the author talks of a Friday crucifixion, yet a detailed analysis of the Passion Week demonstrates a Thursday crucifixion. A careful analysis of Leviticus and the Gospels was done to determine this. The details are in the Crucifixion directory. The writer of the Coming Prince was not addressing the issue of the crucifixion and made reference to the common view of his day. This is why we must use the Bible as our primary source. 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There is only one correct interpretation, with the possibility of many applications. What did the writer intend? Who were they writing to? When did they write it? Why did they write it? How did they write it? What were the issues, the problems, the event? We have to understand the passage in the context it was written in a point of space and time. We must also understand that the writer would know of God's nature, the Law, and other accepted ideas of the Jews when writing. Most of the writers of the Bible were Jews, they would have understood the Old Testament with all its history and prophecies and feasts. Because the Bible is often terse the writers rarely provide details about events, but will mention it in ways that most of us in the West will not understand or take as significant. A careful study of the Word will keep you alert to these subtle keys and match them up to other passages in Scripture. In the study of the crucifixion works such as "preparation day", Sabbath according to the commandment, a High Sabbath, and other details pointed to various Old Testmanent details. Details... If one is in a leadership position at a local church they must take care to avoid refering to writers to make a point, There is a risk that your flock will read that author instead of the Bible... is that what you want them to do? This is suggested not because there is not wisdom available through other sources than the Bible, it is that these writings are not inspired and almost always include errors. It is far better to encourage the flock to study the Bible. Helping others learn more about the Bible is what we should be doing, not promoting man.