The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ are two of the most significant events in Christian history. These events have been studied and debated by scholars, theologians, and believers for centuries. In this article, we will explore when Jesus was crucified and resurrected according to the Bible.
Crucifixion of Jesus
According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday, which is now known as Good Friday. The Gospel of Mark describes the crucifixion in detail: “And they crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them to decide what each should take” (Mark 15:24).
The Gospel also describes the hours leading up to Jesus’ death on the cross. He was betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, arrested by Roman soldiers, and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. Pilate found no fault in Jesus but ultimately gave in to the demands of the Jewish leaders who wanted him crucified.
Timeline of Crucifixion
- Thursday evening – The Last Supper takes place.
- Thursday night – Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot.
- Friday morning – Jesus is brought before Pilate and sentenced to be crucified.
- Friday afternoon – Jesus is crucified at Golgotha.
- Friday evening – His body is taken down from the cross and buried in a tomb.
Resurrection of Jesus
The resurrection of Jesus is a central tenet of Christian faith. According to the Bible, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his death on the cross. This event is celebrated as Easter Sunday.
The Gospel accounts describe the events surrounding the resurrection. Mary Magdalene and other women went to Jesus’ tomb early on Sunday morning and found that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled away. When they entered the tomb, they found it empty except for an angel who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Timeline of Resurrection
- Friday evening – Jesus’ body is placed in a tomb.
- Saturday – The Sabbath, no activity.
- Sunday morning – Women go to the tomb and find it empty.
- Later on Sunday – Jesus appears to his disciples and other followers.
The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ are central events in Christian history. According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose from the dead on the third day, which is celebrated as Easter Sunday. These events have been debated by scholars over time but remain a cornerstone of Christian faith.
As we reflect on these events, may we be reminded of God’s great love for us and His ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. May we also be inspired to live lives of gratitude and service in response to this amazing gift.