Day Indicators in the Accounts of the Week of the Crucifixion

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Matthew   26:2
Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up...
Now on the first day of unleavened bread...The Teacher saith...I kept he passover...
Now at the feast the governor was wont to prisoner
the day after the Preparation

the Sabbath day...


Mark   14:1
Now after two days as the feast of the passover and the unleavened bread
And on the 1st day of unleavened bread when they sacrificed the passover (also see 14:16)
at the feast he used to prisoner

it was the Preparation before Sabbath

early on the first day of the week...

when he was risen on the 1st day...

Luke       22:7
the day of unleavened bread came on which the passover must be sacrificed (also see 22:13, 15)
it was the day of the Preparation...the Sabbath drew on
on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb...

John         19:14*
it was the Preparation of the passover

The Jews therefore, because it was the Preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the cross upon the sabbath (for the day of that sabbath was a high day), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken...

on the first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene...

*Jn. 19:14 - The feast of unleavened bread is here referred to as the Passover. In all of the other passages where the word "Preparation" is used (Mt. 27:62, Mk. 15:42, Lk. 23:54, and even Jn. 19:31 and 19:42), it is used with reference to the day before the Sabbath. So also in Jn. 19:14, the Preparation was not the day on which they prepared for the actual Passover feast, that being already past, but the day of preparation for the Sabbath which happened to fall within the passover week, or feast of unleavened bread week. Luke 22:1 states that "the feast of unleavened called the Passover."

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