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Easter Fraud Chart Ready for Download & Sharing

Apr 21, 2011 by     61 Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

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I finished putting together my Easter Fraud chart.  However this is only the front of it.  It will have a back as well with additional details of the Pagan celebration of Easter and Yahweh’s feast days.  I’m still working on what all I want to include on that.

The chart was compiled after hearing a number of Hebrew speakers talk about the subject and then going back to the gospels to check it out for myself.  I WAS AMAZED that so many people don’t see this.  In fact as I dig deeper, I’m learning that a number of seminaries even teach students the facts on this chart and of the pagan roots of Easter but advise them not to teach the topic in their assemblies as it will simply upset members and may even result with that particular pastor losing their job.

Click on the chart to expand.

WOAH!  I guess upsetting the applecart is much more important than the truth and preaching it.

2 Peter 2:3 anyone?  Personally I think Jeremiah 16:19 is more fitting of these churches and their teachers.

19 O LORD, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in the day of trouble,
to you shall the nations come
from the ends of the earth and say:
Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies,
worthless things in which there is no profit.

That’s about right.  There will come a day when the people in these churches will realize that they have been told nothing but falsehoods.  Read of all of Jer. 16.  It speaks volumes.

I’ll update this article when I finish with the back portion of the chart.  Its my copyright so you have my permission to print and share as needed.  You can click on the image and download the chart for free just by saving it to your computer!

 

PDF of front of chart. 1.5MB

http://www.new2torah.com/PDF/EASTERNIVsmall.pdf

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  • Hey I am a Christian who also finds it difficult to fit a Late Friday Crucifixion with a Early Sunday Resurrection. I didn’t have anyone explain to me the 3 days and 3 nights. I pretty much reached the same conclusion as this chart presented here except for three points.

    First: I feel that the passover lamb is to be sacrificed at the twilight of the 14th of the first month according to exodus 12:6.

    When is the Twilight of the 14th? is that the SAME thing has the EVENING of the 14th? I believe not. If the NEXT Day is to begin at 6pm then It’s already the 15th of the first month by the time we reach the EVENING of the 14th! But what about IN BETWEEN the Evening of the 13th and the Evening of the 14th? Wouldn’t midnight be Twilight? The Passover Lamb should be eaten Before the Feast of Unleavened Bread if we are to follow what Exodus 12 says.

    Second: I believe that the feast of first fruits occurs on the Sabbath AFTER the seven days of Unleavened Bread according to Leviticus 23:11. Following the listing of these feasts chronologically, I would say that the Feast of Firstfruits should always be on a Sunday (One Day after the Sabbath) no matter when the feast of Unleavened bread begins.

    Third: Why would Jesus need to be 3 whole days exactly in the tomb? What does Jesus mean exactly when he says “in the heart of the Earth”? Does he literally mean center of the earth? How about Psalm 16:10 which is the verse that Paul also recites in Acts 15:35? Are we to say that we shall allow the Holy One of God to let his body rot in a tomb for three whole days? Is the Power of Resurrection from the Living God not Strong enough to resurrect Jesus a day later? or even a few hours later?

    I believe that Jesus suffered for our Sins 3 Days and 3 Nights. But I begin the count from the Garden of Gethsemane, when he is praying with sweat blood and tears according to Luke 22:44 and says whats written in John 17:1-5.

    You might ask me “What about Matthew Mark Luke and John who say that Jesus was Arrested on the First Day of Unleavened Bread?”

    All I can say is that there was already a set time for observing the Feast. It was the First day of Unleavened Bread according to the Pharisees. But I believe Jesus was to go through exactly how everything happened that night when Moses lead the people out of Egypt.

    • I agree with some of what you wrote above. It’s my understanding that in your first point, it can also be translated as evening. For the Jew at the time, evening started at 3pm and ended around 6 or so till sundown. We know from historical records that the slaughter of the lambs in the temple occured starting at 3pm on passover. That matches with the time Jesus was said to have died on the cross. So on my chart, he is dead by 3. He is in the grave before sunset. Then the clock starts.

      Your second point matches with the chart and I agree.

      The third point really doesn’t make sense to me and I looked up the scriptures and don’t see the reference. Its clear to me that he was in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights. The only way that could have happened is to have a passover crucifixion on Wednesday and Sunday first fruits resurrection.

      Interesting info:
      TIMELINE
      http://jim-staley.podomatic.com/player/web/2011-04-21T17_35_03-07_00

      A Great DETAILED Chart! Check this out!
      http://q.b5z.net/i/u/10105283/f/Last_Supper.pdf

      • Perhaps this will shed more light:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuIz63zBjM

      • I am concerned that timings of the Passover sacrifice, meal and the crucifixion of Jesus is lost. I will begin by pointing to the scriptures that state that Jesus ate the Passover meal with His disciples, several scriptures support this. So, how could He die at the same time as the Passover lambs if He ate a Passover meal the previous evening.
        Many forget that ALL the sacrifices point to His ultimate sacrifice. Must He also die at the timing of the Day of Atonement sacrifice of the goat? Is He not our sin sacrifice?
        Either He ate the Passover meal the previous evening with His disciples or the accounts are lies!

    • Praise God,

      I just came across your site, I must say God bless you in Jesus’ name.
      I have been teaching on the feasts declared by Jehovah, but some still need to know themselves throughout renewing their minds.
      It is said we call ourselves Christians, but don’t know what it means to be Christ-like.
      We are quick in claiming citizenship of nations and learning the law of that nation, but we don’t want to learn the Word of God, which is Life in Jesus Christ the Messiah, which a required law or rules or guidelines to living a God fearing life on God’s nation (earth).

      Being a citizen of God’s Kingdom, requires knowing what the Kingdom is about, know tax rules of the kingdom, know the dos and don’ts of the Kingdom and avoid been arrested or punished. We have all been misled by agents of Satan with false teaching, now it will take the creator’s mercy thru his son Jesus Christ for us to be redeemed.
      What a merciful God! 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

      Let us all get back on our knees in each corner of our world. It does not have to be a great crusade, just few prayer warriors in each corner of our own homes and cities.

      Thanks for posting.

  • A little knowledge of 2nd Temple service helps to clearify First Fruits. At the end of Shabbot, (if 3 stars can be seen..”nearly” dark but after sunset,) the High Priest declares Shabbot to be over, the Aaronic High priest would lead the Levitical priests to the fields on the Mount of Olives where the priests had barley growing. In very public and well attended set of rituals, the best 10 shocks of standing barley that had been previously marked with a scarlet rope, on Passover, a preparation day,, would be harvested. Upon returning to the Temple, the High priest would prepare and bake the bread, and stay in seclusion in his quarters under the Temple until the morning, Sunday, when he would do the First Fruits wave offering. It’s interesting to note here, that Mary was not allowed to touch Yeshua before he had ascended to the Father when she saw Jeshua on Sunday morning and we are also told that when He was crucified and died, the earth shook and the graves were opened. The Mount of Olives is a very ancient gravesite and would have had many of the graves of the Hebrews. When “the rocks” moved….were the graves of the Saints opened, (marked,) but they didn’t get up??? Scripture tells us that the bodies of the many Saints were not seen on the streets of Jerusalem until AFTER the resurection of Jeshua, when the barley loaves were being waved by the High Priest. Did Our Savior take those souls with Him to the Abba as His wave offering of First Fruits?

  • In the gospels it is stated that the Savior would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. It is stated that the Jews wanted the crucifixions finished before the oncoming Sabbath (that’s why legs were broken on the others). Therefore He would have been buried before sunset. It is also stated that when the women went to the tomb on the first day of the week before dawn (so much for a sunrise service!), He was already gone. How can all these points be reconciled together?
    The Savior was killed on a Wednesday and buried before sunset. That evening began the First Day of Unleavened Bread – a yearly Sabbath (see Leviticus 23). Wedsnesday evening and Thursday were the first day in the tomb. Thursday evening and Friday were the second day. Friday evening and Saturday till sunset was the third day. He must have arisen just before sunset at the end of the weekly Sabbath, and was therefore gone Sunday morning when the women showed up at the tomb.
    All points reconciled.

  • Just thought your doctrins a little screwed! Depends on which translation of the scripture you are talking about. The devil loves to lead us off the subject and … much that I enjoy theology the point is that Jesus lived, died on the cross for our sins to give us new life and relationship with God, was resurrected, rose to the right hand of God the Father and sent his Holy Spirit to be with us. Details detract from the big picture and lead people astray from the importance of Gods love for us as His creation. God the Father sent His only Son because He loved us and wanted to be in relationship with us John 3:16. Woh, the God who made the world loves me enough to die for me! The power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in me! Perhaps meditation on these points are more important that Pharaseic nit picking!

    • Truth is nit picking? I wonder what Yeshua thinks about truth? You sound like Pilot….”what is truth?”

    • I agree with Tom…???

    • I think details are what take us from the milk to the meat. Personally, I WANT the details. Once the big picture is established, I see nothing wrong with zooming in on particulars. If that’s not for you, that’s fine…but as for me, I want it ALL! Shalom.

    • Don’t you understand, the connection to these feast days & Jesus points brings people, especially those who call themselves Jews, to salvation by showing mind blowing proof of it’s truth/connection, and also clearing up the confusion of how Friday to Sunday is three days. This is a mighty amazing proof giving teaching tool to bring lost people and believers to Yeshua, repentance, and everlasting life!

  • I am an indigenous Papua New Guinean a Spritual son to Jews Messianic Rabbi in Australia, l learn many things from Torah and in fact my family and I studies Torah every Sabbath following all the Torah Portions, according to Lev 23 Christmas and Easter are all Pagan feast. We should follow Jews Calender and all the Biblical Feast . Even the whole Book of John eg. John 10: 22 Mentions Chanukah Instead of Christmas in winter.Unless you understand the times and the seasons, the designated times than you will apply the prayers at the right time. Kingdom of God has the fix season and there is no guess or speculation. If you are still subject to Replacement Theology, Anti Semitism of going against the Jewish Root you will get frustrated because this season won‟t work at your life.
    When I am talking about Replacement Theology I mean you must embrace Sabath instead of Sunday.
    Exodus 31:13 “Say to the Israelites, `You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.”
    Exodus 31:16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.
    Embrace Hanukah instead of Christmas, embrace Passover instead of Easter. It is because the Greek Mindset is the major strong hold captivating the mind of the westhern Christianity.Today, Christianity is embraced by people all over the world, each with their own unique culture superimposed by a western culture brought along by western missionaries. ‘The important fact to remember is that Western culture is a mixture of Christian and pagan worldviews.’ Christianity has been packaged to much of the world with a western culture. At the same time, much interpretation of the Word of God is based on the theology of the western Church whose roots sprang from Rome, not Jerusalem. And the western Church has always used Greek rather than the original Hebrew tools for interpreting the Bible. Thus, it is no wonder that while the Church is together in believing in the Messiah, they are widely divided when it comes to doctrines.
    The cause of all these doctrinal differences lies clearly in the departure of the Church from her Jewish beginning, which is her only unifying point. The only way to truly have the right interpretation of the Word is to return to the culture and scriptures of the Jews and understand God from where He has intended for Himself to be revealed and made known, from the Torah and the Jewish culture which had evolved around the Torah and their life in God. Any other sources of interpretation will definitely veer off from the truth, especially when they are based in paganism as was the western Church.

    Sim Topas
    East Sepik
    Papua New Guinea

    • Sim,

      You are correct. The Hebrew calendar – the lunar/solar calendar G-d gave – has to be used, not the Gregorian calendar, to understand the Passover. Passover along with Yeshua’s sacrifice are intertwined. Passover by G-d’s calendar is the first full moon after Spring. It is complicated, but the Hebrew calendar is adjusted several times every 19 years to make sure Passover is at the right time. It is 3 days and 3 nights.

      What a wonderful time to be alive during this age of ‘revelation’ where things we did not know are now being shown!

      Shalom

      • First thanks to Zach for the hard work he puts in for sowing seeds in this messed up world.

        Rhonda you are exactly right in your comment that the Full Moon is the beginning of months. We determine the 4 Tefufah”s or seasons with a sundial. YHWH reveals a shadow on the sundial that is unmistaken if you do these things.When the sun rises due east and sets due west and there are 12 hours in a day equal with the night the next Full moon is the beginning of the year and the first month. Please view these website for brothers and sisters that believe this as well.

        yahscelestialcalendar.webs.com
        quietbuck.com
        thecreatorscalendar.com

        Blessings,
        Eric

  • Shalom Aleichem!
    very very nice chart to understand the 3days and 3nights prophecy.
    can use this?
    I am a Messianic Preacher in India.
    please let me know .

    Todah Rabah.
    Chandra.
    from India.

  • Have always scratched my head when the Constantine version of the three days was presented. The Bible clearly as you present in this helpful charts declares different. Thank you Mark. Hope you don’t mind me sharing this on Fb as “the Day approaches”. If a problem, just email me and I will respect your wishes.
    Shalom,
    Kent

    • No, please share as often as you like!!

  • @jenanda, details are vital. when you glaze over scripture and just catch the highlights, you are setting yourself up for confusion on all fronts. you won’t be able to explain, understand, or implement your beliefs. we are never told in scripture to read scripture. instead, we are told to study scripture. cliff’s notes will you get you nowhere on the test our Father has set before us.

  • @Jose, the day of firstfruits is not dependant on when Unleavened Bread starts. you keep firstfriuts the day after the sabbath after passover. you do not wait for passover, and then unleavened bread, and then firstfruits. firstfruits quite often occurs during the time of unleavened bread. and messiah has to be in the ground for three whole days, because he is not a liar. he said it. he did it. the only sign he gave us was the sign of Jonah (Yahunah). as jonah was 3 days and nights in the belly of the great fish so shall the son of man be in the belly of the earth. which does make perfect sense with a wed. afternoon death, and saturday evening resurrection. he was dead for longer than he was in the ground, duh, i know.

  • In the hebrew way of counting the first hour of the day is when the sun come up that put the nine hour at 2pm, and it was the time of the last sacrifi it was also know as the hour of prayer…Yeshua. said destry this temple and i will rease it up on the thrid day, and his temple was destroy on the nine hour and the thid day of that is the nine hour of the Shabat and not at sunset…. The lord of the Shabat was rease on shabat. Remember what Shaul said obout the resurection first was Yeshua then, first frouts, then those who sleep on the hope of Yeshua…… Remember on the ten day of the month of avib Yeshua enter in Yerusalem on a donky that noone had never rode because the ten was a shabat four days after is wednesday three day after is still shabat no sunday. Sunday is the day on the sungod and Aba would notput the resurection of his son on the day of pagan sungod

  • I believe Yeshua Hamashiach resurrected on Saturday Night but what about this???
    Matthew 28:1 >>

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.

    dawn   /dɔn/ Show Spelled[dawn] Show IPA

    noun
    1. the first appearance of daylight in the morning: Dawn broke over the valley.
    2. the beginning or rise of anything; advent: the dawn of civilization.
    verb (used without object)
    3. to begin to grow light in the morning: The day dawned with a cloudless sky.
    4. to begin to open or develop.
    5. to begin to be perceived (usually followed by on ): The idea dawned on him.
    I believe Yeshua Hamashiach resurrected on Saturday Night but what about this???

    • Shalom Brother— check this out for a Sabbath resurrection– do let me know what you think. Messiah
      rises on the sabbath as a picture of our resurrection – that day we will enter our eternal rest. simple…
      Messiah rises on the sabbath in fulfillment of the Word picture set by the Cohen- they changed the bread
      of presence out every sabbath- why did the Father have them do that? And thirdly messiah rises on the
      sabbath because as the First Fruit He must be ready as first fruits prior to one second of the day of first
      fruits ticking off the clock. try to get someone to defeat those three points– they will be stymied beyond
      belief.

    • That scripture, I believe, is referring to when the women came to the grave, not when Yeshua rose. He was already risen by the time they got there.

    • I see no contradiction there. All we are told is that when the two Mary’s came to the tomb before sunrise, the tomb was already empty. Could have been at sunset on Shabbat.

  • I was told by a Torah scholar and Jewish teacher that three days could mean, one minute of one day (so 11:59pm on day 1 – or whenever a Hebrew “day” started), all of day 2, and then one minute on day three (so 12:01am). It was the same when Shaul said that he was traveling for a certain number of years prior to his ministry. As long as it was any part of the year, it could be counted as a year. So, three days could be crucifiction on Friday evening, in the grave all day Saturday, and then resurrection any time on Sunday (granted, these would not have been the actual day names, but that’s not the point).

    I’m not saying I’m right, but it’s a Hebrew concept that might be relevant to the discussion…

    • That concept fails when you see that Yeshua said in Matthew 12:20 that he would be in the earth for 3 DAYS and 3 NIGHTS. Not 5 minutes of a day and a full day the next day. He also states in John 11:9 that there are 12 hours in a day. The logical conclusion is that there are also 12 hours in a night. It has been modern Christianity that has recognized the contradiction and stated it may have only been a few minutes of one day and to count that day as a full day. That is not a Hebrew concept.

      The Hebrew word Yom means a full day of 24 hours. But Modern Christianity twists that word in Genesis to mean perhaps long periods of time. Modern Christianity will take the word DAY and will either shorten it or lengthen it based on whatever conclusion they want to push. Instead, if we just simply read the text, a day is a day and it makes perfect logical sense.

  • Mat_12:39 But He answering, said to them, “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Yonah.
    Mat_12:40 “For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the stomach of the great fish, so shall the Son of Aḏam be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

    OUR Master said HE would be there and this would be like that Of Yonah now why are we arguing with our Master surly He is the last words on the subject/?

  • Also what must be evaluated is the calendar that is being used. Mans calendar… Sun -day, Thors-day… mans pagan calendar rejected the Creators calendar just as they rejected Him as sole King/President in 1 Sam 8.

    truthvstradition.org

  • “Dawn” can also mean “coming on of,” according to Strong’s. The interesting thing to note about that passage as well as the cross-referenced passages is that there appears to be a mistranslation. First of all, the word “day” does not even appear in the original text, as the inclined text in a KJV indicates. Secondly the word translated here as “week,” and in other passages normally used to make a case for 1st day (Sunday) worship, is actually the Greek word “sabbaton,” which in every other case is translated as “Sabbath.” So the more correct way to read that text would appear to be “Now after the Sabbath (sabbaton), as it began to dawn toward the first of the Sabbaths (sabbaton), Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.”
    The first Sabbath in the verse is the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread, a high Sabbath. The second is a reference to the weekly Sabbath, this being the first of seven Sabbaths before Shavuot/ Pentecost.
    This is supported by the fact that in Mark 16:1 & Lk. 24:1 there is a reference to the Mary’s buying spices after the Sabbath. If that first Sabbath in the passage happened on a Wednesday night/ Thursday day, it would have left them the whole of Friday to go and buy the spices they needed, rest on the weekly Sabbath and then go to the grave.

  • As for the sign of Jonah “3 days & 3 nights” Even within the book of Matthew itself it says
    1. “three days and three nights” Matt 12:40
    2. “on the third day” Matt 16:21; 17:23
    3. “after three days” Matt 27:63
    4. “until the third day” Matt 27:64

    If you say to yourself, or someone says to you “well it says 3 days and 3 nights, we know what that means…” then you are being deceived. They might not be doing it to you on purpose, but it is incorrect none the less.

    The Hebrews of the first century had a specific unit of time that they called an “Onah” which was a “day and a night” together. When counting onahs, any part of that onah was counted as a whole… in other words, you’d never use fractions when counting “day and night” in Jewish literature in the first century.

    Rabbi Eleazar ben Azariah (who lived around AD100) was quoted: “We have a teaching ‘A day and a night are an Onah and the portion of an Onah is as the whole of it” ( “Mishnah” Jerusalem Talmud: Shabbath ix 3″

    Let me spell it out:
    Jesus was crucified at about 6:00pm Friday, and was already raised Sunday at Sunup

    Friday before the sun went down = Onah #1
    Sundown Friday – Sundown Saturday = Onah #2
    Saturday night = Ohah #3

    3 “Days and Nights” = 3 Onah

    But this is only true if you read the Bible as a first century Jewish document, not a 21st century English document.

    I would encourage you to get A. T. Robertson’s “A Harmony of the Gospels” and read the Appendix #14 on this issue.

    And if I may add, the Jews in the first century did not have “a calendar” there were at least two competing calendars. The one where the day begins at sun-down is the traditional OT Jewish way of counting time. That is how the Sadducees did it. But, the Pharisees (as well as Jesus and his bunch) counted the day to begin at Sunrise. Anyone who every tells you “THE Jewish calendar” if they are talking about the first century, do not know what they are talking about. They didn’t use the words “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…” So to have a cart of when these days were is pointless.

    You can even see in the New Testament itself that the Gospels even count time differently…

    John 19:14 says that Pilate sentenced Jesus to be crucified at about the 6th hour.

    Mark 15:25 tells us that Jesus was crucified at the 3rd hour

    Oops… Well, this is only a problem if you believe the New Testament always counts time the same.

    If John uses the Roman account of time – that is, the hours are counted from midnight to noon, and then noon to midnight (as we do now) then the trial of Jesus by Pilot would begin about 6AM.

    Same with the Passover meal. The Synoptics tell us that Jesus at the regular Paschal meal on the evening after 14-Nissan. 14-Nissan is the day the meal was prepared (Sundown Wed. – Sundown Thurs.) and then it was eaten on 15-Nissan. 15-Nissan began on “Thursday Night” and that’s when Jesus and his followers ate the passover meal. Then people skip to John 19:14 that says “Now it was the Preparation of the Passover” and think then that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday, as though this was talking about the day of preparation before the passover MEAL. But it is not. It is talking about the “day of preparation” before the sabbath of passover week. In fact, the Greek word for “friday” is “preparation” even to this day. So, it was FRIDAY of PASSOVER WEEK. The day of “preparation” is unanimously referred to in Matthew 27:62, Mark 15:42, Luke 23:54, and even in John 19:31, 19:42 as FRIDAY.

    Can we please move on? Or have these folks so publicly denounced what the “Christian Church” has taught, that they cannot now say “oops, I was wrong…”

    • This is full of so much fail I don’t know where to begin. But coming from John Mark Harris, I understand completely having been through a Constantinian seminary.

      Mark 15 is yes, simply using a Roman time frame. No biggie here. The other Gospels are using a Hebrew time frame. No biggie there.

      —-1st Point—-

      John 11:9
      Jesus answered, Are there not TWELVE hours in the DAY?

      Using some of those critical thinking skills that seminary and baptist (I used to be a baptist) doctrine prevents you from using, its easy to figure if there are 12 HOURS in a DAY, then there are probably 12 HOURS in a NIGHT.

      —-2nd Point—-

      Because your seminary and doctrinal training never gave you a study of Leviticus 23, you completely read over John 19:31 with glossed eyes.

      John 19:31
      The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an HIGH DAY,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and [that] they might be taken away.

      It’s sad that you have no idea what that means. The day after passover was ALWAYS the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. In scripture, its called a HOLY CONVOCATION or sometimes referred to as a HIGH SABBATH or HIGH DAY. The day after he was killed was NOT the WEEKLY SABBATH! This is so important to understand. Getting Jesus off the cross before sundown was important because they could not leave him up there during that Holy Convocation or HIGH DAY that began at sundown.

      So this basically and effectively blows your Friday crucifixion out of the water. Ooo..”I sank your battleship”, sorry about that.

      —-3rd Point—-

      You claim that Jesus ate the passover with His disciples. If the account of Him doing so is accurate, then he broke a number of Torah commandments.

      1. There is no mention of a lamb or bitter herbs present during the meal
      2. Judas during the meal leaves at the direction of Jesus, with the other disciples thinking he was going to buy something for the feast. (John 13:29) First off, IF this WAS the Passover meal, the disciples would have known that he COULD NOT be buying anything because no stores would be open at this time. Second, it was customary (and still is) and actually a commandment that you do not leave the house after the Passover meal. You stay indoors until SUNRISE (Exodus 12:22)
      3. Not only does Judas leave after the meal, but Jesus and all of His Disciples do too! Again, after the Passover meal, you DIDN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE until morning! Soooo, this was not the Passover Meal.

      While He in fact desired to eat the Passover meal with His disciples(Luke 22:15), that is not what actually occurred.

      But because you don’t study the front of the book, I can’t blame you for not being able to decipher the scriptures in the back of the book and understand what is really taking place here.

      —-4th Point—-

      It says Mary purchased Spices in Mark 16:1. The Sabbath mentioned is NOT THE WEEKLY SABBATH. She couldn’t purchase spices after the weekly Sabbath because none of the stores in any marketplace would be open until the next morning. The Sabbath mentioned in Mark 16:1 HAD TO BE AFTER THE HOLY CONVOCATION (Thursday) which is also referred to as a HIGH SABBATH! Those would have to have been purchased on FRIDAY after the High Sabbath and BEFORE the weekly Sabbath on Saturday. There is no other time she could have purchased those spices.

      ——-

      It’s truly an honor to receive the critique from someone of the stature as John Mark Harris. However, I think my website, the Easter Chart and this reply shows more than enough sound Biblical evidence that your position is mightily in error. I would suggest you do what I did and come out of the Baptist church and put aside their traditions and doctrines made by man and seek instead the Torah and what it says. Then when you read about the “Torah made Flesh” at the back of the book, what takes place will make a whole lot more sense.

      Blessings to you brother! Maybe we could meet on Google’s Talk and talk further about this topic or others and record the video conversation for YouTube.

      Mark 7:7
      Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.

    • ^———-Eisegesis- the art of defending a preconceived belief that is not necessarily conducive with the truth.

    • Shalom John— i have a question- i can put all the Gospels together with a Wednesday crucifiction- all
      witnesses allowed to speak and none step on each other. Now i have never seen it done with any other
      day– so i ask this question first— the testimony of the women and the spices has the women buying
      some spices after a day of rest- Mark and the women preparing spices before a day of rest- Luke- now if the women prepare spices prior to buy spices- the question is what spices did they prepare? Mark states
      that they bought some spices after a day of rest- i say that is thursday- what say you- where did the
      women get spices if Mark must follow prepare spices.? If mark is first then the first day of unleavened
      bread is the day of rest the women bought spices after- and wednesday is the pesach- the 14th day of first month.

  • HA! I was reading the comments “The Hebrew word Yom means a full day of 24 hours” yea, that’s true, except when it doesn’t. Which happens to be the majority of the uses in the OT.

    Please people, do not buy this stuff from these “experts” investigate for yourself.

    Day is not the only translation for the word Yom. Here are some other uses.

    Time

    It is interesting to note that in 67 verses in the Old Testament, the word Yom is translated into the English word “time.” For instance, in Genesis 4:3, it says “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.” In this instance, Yom refers to a growing season, probably several months. Again, in Deuteronomy 10:10, it refers to a “time” equal to forty days. In I Kings 11:42, it says “And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.” In this case, Yom translated as the word “time” is equivalent to a 40 year period.
    In Isaiah 30:8, it says “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.” In this case, Yom is equal to “forever.” How long is forever? An infinite number of years…billions upon billions upon billons of years. If Yom can equal trillions of years here, then why not billions of years in Genesis?

    Year

    Four times in the Old Testament Yom is translated “year.” In I Kings 1:1, “David was old and stricken in years…” In 2 Chronicles 21:19, “after the end of two years” and in the very next verse “Thirty and two years old.” Finally, in Amos 4:4, “…and your tithes after three years.” In each case, Yom represents years, not days.

    Age

    Eight times in the Old Testament Yom is translated “age.” These range from sentences like “stricken in age,” meaning old age (Genesis 18:11 and 24:1; Joshua 23:1 and 23:2), and other times it says “old age” (Genesis 21:2, Genesis 21:7). Genesis 47:28 refers to “the whole age of Jacob,” therefore yom here refers to an entire lifetime. In Zechariah 8:4, it says old men and women will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, “each with cane in hand because of his age.”

    Ago

    One time Yom is translated “ago.” 1 Samuel 9:20 says “As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, …”

    Always

    Four times yom is translated as “always,” in Deuteronomy 5:29, 6:24, 14:23, and in 2 Chronicles 18:7. Always here can be interpreted as a lifetime…for instance, we are to keep the commandments of the Lord always (Deut. 5:29).

    Season

    Three times yom is translated “season.” In Genesis 40:4, “…and they continued a season in ward.” Again, in Joshua 24:7, “dwelt in the wilderness a long season,” and in 2 Chronicles 15:3, “…a long season Israel hath been…”. In each case yom represents a multi-month period.

    Chronicles

    When used in conjunction with the word dâbâr, yom is translated “chronicles” (27 times).

    Continually

    When used in conjunction with kôwl, yom is translated as “continually” (11 times). Once, in Psalm 139:16, it is translated continuance (without the kôwl).

    Ever

    Ever is used to represent a long period of time, such as in Deuteronomy 19:9, “to walk ever in his ways.” Nineteen times Yom is translated “ever.” The old testament uses “for ever” instead of the word forever. In sixteen cases of use of the word ever, for is placed before it, indicating a infinite period of time. I will not list them all (consult Strong’s Concordance for a full listing) but here is an example. In Psalm 23:6, it says “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Here Yom is translated as the final word of this verse, ever. Thus, Yom in this verse, and 16 others, represents eternity.

    Evermore

    In one instance, when yom is used in conjunction with kôwl, Yom is translated “evermore.” Deuteronomy 28:29, “…and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore;” thus representing either a lifetime or eternity.

    Word Usage in the Old Testament

    As you can see, Yom is used in a wide variety of situations related to the concept of time. Yom is not just for days…it is for time in general. How it is translated depends on the context of its use with other words.

    see full article: http://www.oldearth.org/word_study_yom.htm

    • Actually the Hebrew word for “for ever” is “Olam”. Only in a FEW INSTANCES do you see “for ever” use the Hebrew word “ad Olam” meaning it has an finite meaning. The Feasts of the Lord are to be kept FOR EVER (Olam) meaning they NEVER end….well except if you’re a Christian. 🙂

      We really should get together on Youtube and record a chat debate for the folks out there. Check out my channel. I assume you have a webcam. 🙂

    • So you deny the “only sign given” to the wicked and adulterous generation? The sign of Jonah? 3 days AND 3 nights? I’m afraid I don’t really get your point….Shalom.

      • I’ve been curious about this. Did Jonah enter the mouth of the fish precisely at 12:00 noon, and was spat out again at 12:00, or was it seconds earlier so he entered the stomach at 12:00, or was it 3pm or 6pm? What time was it exactly. Please tell me, my salvation depends on it.

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  • For me, the thing that nailed the coffin shut on the Friday – Sunday crucifixion was the dis-harmony of Luke 23:56 (when the women prepped the spices then “rested on the sabbath according to the scriptures”)
    This verse in Luke does NOT match Mark 16:1 (where it says the women bought the spices…”after the Sabbath was past”).
    So, which day did the women do this spice thing?

    There is obviously a day between TWO Sabbaths here: the regular weekly Sabbath and a High Sabbath.
    Spice prep day would need to be on the Friday then, because there is a Sabbath (the regular Sat weekly Sabbath) AFTER they prep the spices.
    There would also have to be a Sabbath BEFORE that spice prep day on Friday because the women bought the spices “after a Sabbath”. This pushes the high Sabbath to Thurs….which pushes the Crucifixion to Wednesday.
    This is not rocket science.
    A person I know was so defensive about a Sunday resurrection that they had the women buying spices after sunset on the way home from watching Joseph put Y’shua in the tomb and then prepping the spices on the way to the tomb on the first day of the week.

  • Hi Zach,

    Thanks for your website. It’s been very encouraging for my husband and myself as we study to see that others are thinking along the same lines as we are.

    Up until recently I agreed wholeheartedly with your timeline for Passover, but I’ve begun having my doubts about it. This is mainly due to my current understanding that Yeshua entered Jerusalem on the donkey on Nissan 10, which puts it on a Sabbath. As the Messiah would never have ridden on a donkey, nor would his Jewish followers have cut tree limbs on the Sabbath, I’m still looking for the right answer. It’s possible he arrived on the 9th, but that throws off the timeframe for the inspection of the lamb. It’s a dilemma!

    Thanks for you work!
    Jen

    • One understanding is that Y’shua chose a “colt” that had never worked a day in it’s life and thus it could be ridden on the Sabbath. Also, the palm fronds could possibly have been picked prior to the Sabbath as the entire city of Jerusalem was actually waiting, fronds in hand, for the high priest to choose a unblemished lamb of the first year (for the Passover) from the sheepfolds of Bethlehem; a lamb he would parade back into Jerusalem.
      Then, at the time the High priest was picking the lamb, here came Y’shua from the other direction, Bethel, being the true Lamb of God. Thus he usurped the priests thunder, as it were.
      Much of this is, apparently, based on the writings of the Jewish sages/historians of the time, as well as scripture.
      Something to think about anyways.
      A watch through of Michael Roods “Spring Feast of the Lord” may help as well.

  • I agree Y’shua did not die on good friday and resurrect on Easter Sunday. However i disagree with his death being on Wednesday too. First if Wednesday was the 14th then the 10th (the day the lamb was picked and inspected) (Palm Sunday) would have been on Sabbath. That would mean that Y’shua rode a beast of burden on Sabbath which would be a sin (tragression of the commandment) thus not making Him sinless. However if it was a Thursday then that would mean that he would be in the grave Thursday Nite, Friday Nite, and Saturday Nite (that would be your 3 Nites); and Friday morning, Saturday Morning, and Sunday Morning. (This would be your three days). Giving you three nites and three days in the grave just as He said. This would also mean the 14th would be on Thursday thus the 10th being on Sunday. Which would not be sinful to ride a beast of burden on that day since it was not Shabbat. please prayerfuly consider this as we all search the scriptures for ourselves in search of truth and think for ourselves. be blessed. Your brother in Y’shua Messiah, David

    • this would also give us the reason the women could not go to the tomb till Sunday since it was a double Sabbath. Thurs evening to Friday evening being the Festival Sabbath of the first day of unleven bread and Friday evening to Saturday evening being your regular seventh day Sabbath. be blessed.

    • The Pharisees may have wanted to
      accuse Yeshua of Sabbath breaking on that day, but did not find it
      politically expedient to do so. The Torah only says that animals
      should not work, but it does not define work. Obviously using the
      animal as a power source for plowing, mills, or pulling is prohibited.

      But is riding prohibited? Even the Talmud indicates that riding of
      itself is not prohibited, but may only be prohibited because it may
      lead to other incidental work or crossing the Sabbath limit. So the ban
      on riding was only a fence. Riding itself was not a violation.
      In Matthew 21:8
      , the people cut branches to line Yeshua’s path or
      they threw their cloaks on it. Ask the Rabbi, if the Messiah is coming
      and the Spirit of the Almighty bids you cut a branch to smooth his
      path, then is it permitted? There is no prohibition in Torah against
      cutting a branch to throw in the king’s path. This was the ancient form
      of throwing confetti down on a celebrity. Nor is there a prohibition
      against cutting your asparagus on the dinner plate. Yeshua explained
      that the “harvesting” in Luke 6:1-5
      and Matthew 12:1-8 as the
      Pharisees called it was not a violation of Torah.
      Prohibitions against carrying burdens—like mothers do not carry
      their infants or people the clothes on their back—that go beyond the
      obvious intent of the prophetic ruling (cf. Jer. 17:27
      ) are not the intent of Torah. The prohibited burdens are clearly what people carry to
      engage in work or commerce, tools, wares, etc.
      http://www.torahtimes.org/pbook/page322_323.pdf

  • I don’t know anything about your teachings but what I do know is that people that I know that is following your teachings are very confused trying to explain and follow what you’re telling them. They don”t believe in some or any holidays but yet are reaping the benefits of the hoilday such as holiday pay, gift cards, money, or gifts from their job or others. Yet they don’t want to participate in the holiday events. What a hypocrite! Also if you go out and eat at a restaurant how do you know that it is kosher. You don”t so restaurant should be out also. This teaching seem to be one sided and people should be aware of what the devil is putting out there. You are losing your families and friends and then you’re pulled into this cult. Giving up your family, friends and everything that you own. Don”t do it, Don”t listen.This is nothing but a cult be aware.

    • Umm…..maybe you should go back and read your bible.

      Luke 18:22
      “Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.”

  • This is so exciting. I was talking with someone from Israel, and was told that forever it was practiced amoung Rabbis and their students to have a “practice or teaching” Passover meal prior to the actual meal. It is a teaching time and is still practiced today amoung many. That the meal we see in scripture was Yeshua traditionally teaching and preparing his talmadim for the Passover. Just a thought…:). I don’t know…

  • Thank you for this site. My life has been changed and my children’s too. We have found our identity and are so excited. We are in our 8th year and I don’t understand all of the debates but what amazing pictures we see of Yeshua! I have never seen Abba as clearly as he reveals himself in the feasts! I have never felt the truth of His word come so alive! What seemed so contradicting makes so much sence! Freedom to know its all summed up in love. I’m so glad to learn new things!

  • Hi there! Zach, really enjoying your site. Keep it up!

    3 days and 3 nights is absolutely right, the crucifixion was definitely on Wednesday.

    There is one thing that really needs to be corrected in much of the messianic community though, and that is the Jewish timing of killing the Passover lamb at the end of the 14th. They were doing this at the time of Christ, but there are some major problems with it.

    Here are some things to consider:
    1. Mark 14:12-16 — this passage, and the parallel accounts in the other passages, clearly shows that the “Last Supper” was actually the Passover meal. There is just no getting around this.
    2. This is the real kicker: If Israel ate the original passover at the end of the 14th … then that puts the death angel … PASSING OVER … on the 15th.

    Finally, there are a couple minor issues with the burial completed BEFORE sunset on Wednesday … if you’re willing to consider it, there is a lot of proof that the burial completed right after sunset on Wednesday. I have a paper on my site (click on my name above) in the studies section that talks about the sign our Savior gave (please excuse the wrong names for the father and son, I wrote it many months ago before I began calling on the name of YHWH).

    Thanks again Zach! Praise be to the Name of Yahweh and may He bless us all and guide us all into truth!

    • I was wrong about my comment about the timing of the Passover lamb slaughter. It is supposed to be in the afternoon, “between the evenings” of noon and sunset. Our Jewish brothers are doing this correctly.

  • Gen 1:5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” There was evening and there was morning, one day.

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  • Hoping to see the back of the chart soon. Can’t wait to see what you have added there.

  • Great chart! I’ve shared it several times & will continue to share it. People are often distracted by the spelling of the word “crucifixion” as “crucifiction.” Is the spelling you’ve used intentional or is it a misspelling?

  • According to your Fraud Chart, Yahshua was buried on the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread. I’m thinking that He was buried at the close of Passover, just before the start of Unleavened Bread Sabbath. Is this correct?

  • Zach, what is your response/rebuttal to those who say that “three days & nights” is a hebrew idiom (‘onah) that should not be taken literally, and then they point to the book of Esther to support their Friday crucifixion theory? Also, now there is something out there saying they have proof of it (Friday crucifixion) in 33AD, coinciding with an earthquake, and astronomical proof of an eclipse and other celestial things propecied in the bible as well. To me a Wednesday crucifixion would make more sense, but it’s hard to not be compelled by either argument. Please help. I will provide some links to show you what I’m talking about.

    https://answersingenesis.org/jesus-christ/resurrection/three-days-and-nights/

    http://www.wordofhisgrace.org/3days.htm

    http://www.bethlehemstar.net/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff-Gp194XUU (Bethlehem star presentation)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuUPBGMONlc (Revealing the Ram)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxmK3_wpGEc (Earthquake Data, etc.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Zrug7qvo4 (More Earthquake Data with history, etc. by Cris Putnam)

  • My husband and I just began watching homesteader and subsequently were lead to this site. (new2torah)
    Your beliefs seem very much like my family’s have been for a long time.(40-50 years) We are not Hebrew; we are Christian, but have and do search the Bible for truths so as not to be deceived by traditions of men. This obviously, doesn’t make us especially popular within the church community. We’re Christians that don’t celebrate Christmas, Easter, or Halloween. -The biggest issue for us has been the “Trinity”. I see the division of God this way as a kind of invention of man to simplify God by breaking him down into different parts. God bless you guys! Keep delving into the Word!

  • I found a Calender online, it is a world calender and it has a calender from every country. And it has one for Israel, not sure how far back it goes, but it’s letting me view Israel in 30 AD.

    Now according to the bible, Nisan is the 14th and it’s the passover. I was looking at 33 AD, if Christ was crucified in 33 AD this fits the baptist churches Friday-Sunday, however as you’ve stated Friday-Sunday is only 36 hours. However one of the years does fit perfectly. Wednesday April 5th 33 AD, that Wednesday is Nisan the 14th.

    I’ll post a link if it will let me directly to the 30 AD calender for Nisan.

    http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/monthly.html?year=30&month=4&country=34

  • what year do you calculate was the year that messiah died and rose again ??

  • Hello! My name is Kyle O’Brien. I agree with this timeline, but I still have one question that I haven’t been able to clear up. In Luke 24:21 on the road to Emmaues, one of the two men with Yeshua tell him, “But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.” By this time we are well into the first day of the week which came to be later known as Sunday.

    If Yeshua died on a Wednesday and rose on a Saturday, and then went walking with men down the road to Emmaus during the morning of the first day of the week (Sunday)…

    “How can the man on the road to Emmaus say it was still only the third day? Wouldn’t that have been the fourth day?”

    Let me know what you think… Thanks!

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