Dating the calendar

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Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned (Christ) to the cross...”"(7).Pilate was Roman procurator of Judea during the years 26 AD through 36 AD (8). In Setting the Stage we found that Jesus was born in 3/2 BC.10 days were removed in 1582 in those countries that adopted the Gregorian calendar.

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The Gospels also record that the crucifixion occurred the day before the Passover festival (5).Although the Julian calendar at 365 days per year is fairly accurate, it is in fact 11 minutes and 10 seconds too long.By the mid 1500s it was 17 650 minutes or 11.6 days adrift from astronomical time.This “float” among days of the week is why this second clue is so powerful.Putting these two Biblical puzzle pieces together, we see that the crucifixion must have occurred in a year when Nisan 14 happened to fall on a Friday, Preparation Day. Ancient non-Biblical historians record that Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate Josephus records in Antiquities, Book XVIII that “...

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