The date of Jesus’ resurrection is a topic of much debate and discussion among scholars, historians, and theologians. While there is no definitive answer, there are several theories and arguments put forward to support different dates.
One theory suggests that Jesus was resurrected on Sunday, April 9th, AD 30. This theory is based on the Gospel accounts which state that Jesus was crucified on the day before the Sabbath (Mark 15:42), which would have been Friday.
According to Jewish tradition, the Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. Therefore, Jesus would have been buried on Friday afternoon and risen from the dead sometime after sundown on Saturday evening but before dawn on Sunday morning.
Another theory proposes that Jesus was resurrected on Sunday, April 5th, AD 33. This theory is based on a combination of historical and biblical evidence.
Some scholars argue that Jesus could not have been crucified in AD 30 because it would not have given him enough time to complete his ministry before his death. Additionally, some biblical scholars point to evidence in the book of Acts which suggests that Jesus’ ascension into heaven occurred forty days after his resurrection (Acts 1:3). If this is true, then it would place the date of his resurrection sometime in early April of AD 33.
Regardless of the specific date or year of Jesus’ resurrection, what is most important is its significance for Christians around the world. The resurrection represents the ultimate triumph over death and sin and provides hope for believers in eternal life with God.
In conclusion, while there may be differing opinions on when exactly Jesus was resurrected from the dead, what remains constant is its profound impact on Christianity as a whole. Regardless of whether one believes it happened in AD 30 or AD 33 or any other year altogether, Christians can all agree that through his death and resurrection, Jesus offers salvation and redemption to all who believe in him.