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OUR LORD’S LAST DAYS
CONNECTED BIBLE READING WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR EVERY DAY AND NIGHT OF THE LORD’S LIFE, FROM THE 9TH TO THE 16TH OF NISAN, PROVING THAT HIS DEATH TOOK PLACE ON THE AFTERNOON OF FRIDAY, THE 14TH.
BY C. J. WOODWORTH
9th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Saturday to 6.00 P.M. Sunday:
John 12:1. “Then Jesus, six days before the passover, came to Bethany.” This accounts for Sunday afternoon.
10th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Sunday to 6.00 P.M. Monday:
John 12:2-11. Mary breaks the alabaster box. Sunday night.
John 12:12-15 and Mark 11:1-10. Triumphal entry.
11th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Monday to 6.00 P.M. Tuesday:
Mark 11:11. Lodged at Bethany. Monday night.
Mark 11:12-18. Cursing the fig tree; cleansing the temple.
12th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Tuesday to 6.00 P.M. Wednesday:
Mark 11:19. Lodged out of the city. Tuesday night.
Mark 11:20; 13:37. Many parables delivered. Wednesday forenoon and afternoon.
13th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Wednesday to 6.00 P.M. Thursday:
Mark 14:1-11. One of the two days before the passover, beginning on Wednesday night.
Mark 14:12-16. The apostles make arrangements for the last supper, Thursday, daytime.
14th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Thursday to 6.00 P.M. Friday, the day before the Jewish passover, called the “Day of Preparation”:
Mark 14:17-65. Last supper, Gethsemane, trial before high priest, Thursday night.
Mark 15:1-34 and Luke 23:44-52. Trial before Pilate, crucifixion, body laid in tomb, Friday forenoon and afternoon.
Luke 23:54. Here it is distinctly stated that the death of Christ took place on the “Day of Preparation.”
This day is reckoned as the first day and night which Christ spent in the tomb.
15th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Friday to 6.00 P.M. Saturday, Jewish passover Sabbath:
Luke 23:54 and John 19:42. The Jewish Sabbath begins just as the “Day of Preparation” closes, at 6.00 P.M.
Matt. 27:62. The chief priests ask Pilate to place a guard about the tomb, Saturday morning.
This day is reckoned as the second day and night which Christ spent in the tomb.
16th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Saturday to 6.00 P.M. Sunday, First day of week:
Matt. 27:66. Watch set over tomb throughout Saturday night.
Matt. 28:1, Mark 16:1,2, Luke 24:1 and John 20:1. The women come to the tomb early on Sunday morning and find the Lord is risen.
This day is reckoned as the third day and night which Christ spent in the tomb.
— July 15, 1908 —
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