I may not be willing to stake my life on the accuracy of the data below, but I am confident enough of these calculations that the license plate of my van reads as follows: 5BC–AD33. Jesus’ year of Tiberius’s reign, counting from August 19, A. Yamauchi; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989], 113–30). According to Luke , Jesus was “about 30 years old” when he began his ministry. However, there is considerable doubt that this interpretation is correct, because this eclipse was far from total, and the moon rose over Jerusalem after maximum eclipse.The eye cannot observe the color of a partially eclipsed moon, so this eclipse could not fit the description of a “blood moon.” Assuming that Peter’s statement about the moon being turned to blood was a reference to some event at the time of the Crucifixion, it is far more plausible that unusual atmospheric conditions at that time were responsible.A harmonious resolution of this subject is quite simple once the reader understands the synchrony of four calendars.First, the Creation calendar defines the commencement of a day at evening, thus Sunday night precedes Sunday light.In the synoptic gospels, Jesus; “last supper” is clearly a Passover meal (Matt.-20, Mark -17, Luke 22:7-16).Therefore, the crucifixion and death of Jesus takes place AFTER the passover meal.
The chronology and dating of the crucifixion week has been a matter of intrigue for centuries.Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter every year, but few know when Jesus was actually born and when he died. This, incidentally, would allow enough time for Jesus to be born and for Herod (who died in 4 B.