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OUR LORD'S LAST DAYS

CONNECTED BIBLE READING WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR EVERY
DAY AND NIGHT OF THE LORD'S LIFE, FROM THE
9TH TO THE 16TH OF NISAN, PROVING THAT
HIS DEATH TOOK PLACE ON THE
AFTERNOON OF FRIDAY, THE 14TH.

BY C. J. WOODWORTH

9th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Saturday to 6.00 P.M. Sunday:

John 12:1. "Then Jesus, six days before the passover,
came to Bethany." This accounts for Sunday afternoon.

10th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Sunday to 6.00 P.M. Monday:

John 12:2-11. Mary breaks the alabaster box. Sunday
night.
John 12:12-15 and Mark 11:1-10. Triumphal entry.
Monday forenoon.

11th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Monday to 6.00 P.M. Tuesday:

Mark 11:11. Lodged at Bethany. Monday night.
Mark 11:12-18. Cursing the fig tree; cleansing the temple.
Tuesday forenoon.

12th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Tuesday to 6.00 P.M. Wednesday:

Mark 11:19. Lodged out of the city. Tuesday night.
Mark 11:20; 13:37. Many parables delivered. Wednesday
forenoon and afternoon.

13th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Wednesday to 6.00 P.M. Thursday:

Mark 14:1-11. One of the two days before the passover,
beginning on Wednesday night.
Mark 14:12-16. The apostles make arrangements for the
last supper, Thursday, daytime.

14th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Thursday to 6.00 P.M. Friday, the day
before the Jewish passover, called the "Day of
Preparation":
Mark 14:17-65. Last supper, Gethsemane, trial before
high priest, Thursday night.
Mark 15:1-34 and Luke 23:44-52. Trial before Pilate,
crucifixion, body laid in tomb, Friday forenoon and
afternoon.
Luke 23:54. Here it is distinctly stated that the death
of Christ took place on the "Day of Preparation."
This day is reckoned as the first day and night which
Christ spent in the tomb.

15th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Friday to 6.00 P.M. Saturday, Jewish passover Sabbath:
Luke 23:54 and John 19:42. The Jewish Sabbath begins
just as the "Day of Preparation" closes, at 6.00 P.M.
Friday night.
Matt. 27:62. The chief priests ask Pilate to place a
guard about the tomb, Saturday morning.
This day is reckoned as the second day and night which
Christ spent in the tomb.

16th Nisan, 6.00 P.M. Saturday to 6.00 P.M. Sunday, First
day of week:
Matt. 27:66. Watch set over tomb throughout Saturday
night.
Matt. 28:1, Mark 16:1,2, Luke 24:1 and John 20:1. The
women come to the tomb early on Sunday morning and
find the Lord is risen.
This day is reckoned as the third day and night which
Christ spent in the tomb.