Daily Bible Nugget #571, Luke 24:31

The Nugget:

Luk 24:31  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. (KJV)

Luk 24:31 and their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he became unseen by them. (Young’s Literal Translation)

My Comment:

Sunday, the 17th of Nisan on the Jewish calendar, the First Day of the week, the Third Day since “these things were done” (Luke 24:21).

Jesus appeared to Mary (Matthew 28:1, 9;  Mark 16:9; Luke 24:10; John 20:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)

Jesus appeared to the Two Disciples (Luke 24:13-33)

Jesus appeared to Peter (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5)

Jesus appeared in the Upper Room (John 20:19; Luke 24:36, 37,  38, 39)

All told, it is most clear that Jesus was crucified on Thursday, not Friday, as must be the case if we properly account for what the two disciples spontaneously said on the road to Emmaus as recorded in Luke 24:21.

Since Sunday is stated to be “the third day since these things were done, then:

Saturday must be the second day since these things were done, and:

Friday was the first day since these things were done, so that:

Thursday MUST BE the day that Jesus was crucified, that being among the things that were done that the two disciples on the road to Emmaus were relating to the Stranger that began to accompany them, who turned out to be the Risen Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Luke 24:35).

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