For those interested the other critical date is, of course, that of the Passover in the year in which Christ was crucified. As there are multitudes of theories and calculations done by the various scholars concerning such things the best and most reliable information must obviously come from outside of ourselves if it is to be worthy of consideration. The US Navy has thankfully provided the critical information necessary concerning the Spring Equinox dates for the time period in question. In addition, the first full moon to follow each Spring Equinox is also provided in their calculations, as well as the day of the week in which each full moon fell in each said given year, (the day of the week remained unaffected in the switch from Julian to Gregorian calendars). Because the full moon data is provided when can know, (within an accuracy of one to two hours) the date of the Passover in any of the following years listed below from the US Navy Oceanographic-astronomical data for the years in question. The start of 14 Nisan would have been the day following the full moon dates listed below except in cases where the full moon falls on or before about March 27, (in which case on the Hebrew Calendar an extra "Ve-Adar" or "Adar II" intercalary "leap month" would have been added).Example: "3 April 5 Noon Thu." (red font below)
would have resulted in the Passover date of 14 Nisan falling on Friday, April 6, 3CE, (which date commenced at sundown the evening before in Hebrew Calendar reckoning).US Navy Oceanographic Astronomical Data
Spring Equinoxes 1CE-38CE (AD) FULL MOON
On or next after date of Equinox
Julian Greenwich Week
Cal. Date Time Day
1 March 27 9 p.m. Sun.
2 April 15 7 p.m. Sat. 3 April 5 Noon Thu.
4 March 25 5 a.m. Tue.
5 April 13 3 a.m. Mon.
6 April 2 11 a.m. Fri.
7 April 21 5 a.m. Thu. (1)
8 April 9 6 a.m. Mon.
9 March 29 9 a.m. Fri.
10 April 17 6 a.m. Thu.
11 April 6 7 p.m. Mon.
12 March 26 Noon Sat.
13 April 14 Noon Fri.
14 April 4 2 a.m. Wed.
15 March 24 7 a.m. Sun.
16 April 11 0* Sat.
17 March 31 1 a.m. Wed.
18 April 18 7 p.m. Mon.
19 April 8 4 a.m. Sat.
20 March 27 7 p.m. Wed.
21 April 15 8 p.m. Tue.
22 April 5 Noon Sun.
23 March 25 11 p.m. Thu.
24 April 12 6 p.m. Wed.
25 April 1 7 p.m. Sun.26 April 20 Noon Sat. (2)
27 April 9 4 p.m. Wed.
28 March 29 3 a.m. Mon.
29 April 17 3 a.m. Sun.
30 April 6 8 p.m. Thu.
31 March 27 11 a.m. Tue.
32 April 14 9 a.m. Mon.
33 April 3 3 p.m. Fri.
34 March 23 3 p.m. Tue.
35 April 11 8 a.m. Mon.
36 March 30 2 p.m. Fri.
37 April 18 Noon Thu.
38 April 8 3 a.m. Tue.
(1) Preceding Full Moon, March 22, 1 p.m.
(2) Preceding Full Moon, March 21, 9 p.m.
* Midnight at the beginning of the given date.http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/data-services/spring-phenom
The dates shown above in blue font provide the following 14 Nisan dates which each fell the day following those of the full moon dates listed above. The blue font dates above are the most hotly debated Passover dates in question surrounding the possible time of the Ministry of Christ. So the question then becomes: do you trust the US Navy or what some website scholar is purporting? For this information I myself choose to trust the US Navy and their most accurate calculations.Passover Dates 26AD - 34AD
Per US Navy Oceanographic Astronomical Data
Sundown of preceding evening is 14 Nisan Hebrew Calendar:
26AD - Sunday - 21 April - 14 Nisan (Adar II)
27AD - Thursday - 10 April - 14 Nisan
28AD - Tuesday - 30 March - 14 Nisan
29AD - Monday - 18 April - 14 Nisan (Adar II)30AD - Friday - 7 April - 14 Nisan
31AD - Thursday - 26 April - 14 Nisan (Adar II)
32AD - Tuesday - 15 April - 14 Nisan
33AD - Saturday - 4 April - 14 Nisan
34AD - Thursday - 22 April - 14 Nisan (Adar II)
The remainder of the feasts, festivals, and their dates may be ascertained by very simple calculations once the dates of the Passovers are known. For instance 15 Tishri, Sukkot I, is always 176-177 days from 14 Nisan (depending on which day the new moon of 1 Tishri is sighted which is why there are Rosh Hashanah I & II). Likewise from Passover 14 Nisan to the first day of the tenth month, Tevet, (Hanukah VII) is always 251-252 days.Numbers 4:1-3 KJV
1. And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
2. Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,
3. From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Luke 3:21-23 KJV
21. Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
23. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,Conception of Christ
2BC - 24 Kislev - Hanukah I-VIIIPhysical Birth of Christ 9 Months after Conception
1BC - Sukkot-Tabernacles I-VIIICommencement of 30th Year from Conception
28AD - Hanukah I-VIIICommencement of 30th Year from Physical Birth
29AD - Sukkot-Tabernacles I-VIII - John 7:1-14Baptism at Commencement of 30th Year from Conception
28AD - 7 December - Hanukah VII - 1 Tevet - Genesis 8:5
40 Day Wilderness Fast immediately after Baptism - Genesis 8:6
Temptation overcome - Satan "sent away" - Raven - Genesis 8:7Temple Ministry at Commencement of 30th year from Birth
13 October 29AD - Midst of Sukkot Week - 16 Tishri - John 7:14180 Day Temple Ministry of Christ - Commenced John 7:14
13 October 29AD - 16 Tishri <> 9 April 30AD Resurrection - 16 NisanExodus 12:5-6 KJV
5. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6. And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.Related ~
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