Friday, March 29, 2013

From Friday to Sunday

Paul Manuel considers whether, based on the text, the traditional chronology of Holy Week holds up.  In On the third day" he concludes:
.... The chronological markers in the gospel accounts enable modern readers to establish the day of Jesus' crucifixion and the day of his resurrection. According to those markers, Jesus died on Friday, the preparation day for the weekly Sabbath, and he rose on the third day, which was Sunday, the first day of the week. [more]