Dating the Crucifixion

  title={Dating the Crucifixion},
  author={C. Humphreys and W. G. Waddington},
The date of the Crucifixion has been debated for many years, but there has been no agreement on the year nor the day. Astronomical calculations have now been used to reconstruct the Jewish calendar in the first century AD and to date a lunar eclipse that biblical and other references suggest followed the Crucifixion. The evidence points to Friday 3 April AD 33 as the date when Jesus Christ died. 
Dating the Death of Jesus: Memory and the Religious Imagination
After discussing the scholarly preference for dating Jesus' crucifixion to 7 April 30 CE, this article argues that the precise date can no longer be recovered. All we can claim with any degree of
The Star of Bethlehem, A Comet in 5 BC and the Date of Christ’s Birth
The star that was seen in the East we consider to be a new star. . .partaking of the nature of those celestial bodies which appear at times such as comets. . . If then at the commencement of new
The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus
Acknowledgements 1. Four mysteries of the last week of Jesus 2. Dating the crucifixion - the first clues 3. The problem of the last supper 4. Can we reconstruct the Jewish calendar at the time of
The Dispute over the Date of the Last Supper. Its Chronology Revisited
The article discusses the issue of alleged or real disagreements between John and the Synoptics regarding the dating of the Last Supper. After showing the elements of the Gospel narratives that
Easter Principles and a Fifth-Century Lunar Cycle Used in the British Isles
La decouverte en 1985, d'une table de calcul de la date de Pâques, utili- see dans les iles britanniques entre le 5 e et le 8 e siecles a permis de determiner le caractere technique du calendrier
An early first-century earthquake in the Dead Sea
This article examines a report in the 27th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament that an earthquake was felt in Jerusalem on the day of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. We have
Astronomical Dating and Statistical Analysis of Ancient Eclipse Data
All 13 Shang dynasty oracle bone eclipse records have been uniquely matched to six solar and seven lunar eclipses in the 14th to 12th centuries B.C. The King Zhong Kang fifth year autumnal (October
Antecedents of the Western Tradition
As general sources of information on the science of this area, we strongly recommend the following: George Sarton’s A History of Science, Vol. I: Ancient Science through the Golden Age of Greece and
Calendar reform for the year 2000
In the BC/AD way of reckoning years, there is no year zero, and the numbering of years increases in opposite directions, whereas time flows in one direction. As a result, time intervals across the
Hearing about Jesus, but thinking about Joel: exploring the biblical and historical relationship between spiritual and economic transformation
The salvation-restoration oracle in Joel 1 and 2 depicts the four phases of a spiritual cycle that has economic consequences: backsliding causes Yahweh to progressively remove His blessing, thus


The Date of the Book of Joel
The period during which the prophet Joel lived is uncertain. Historical evidence is slight but the character and content of his writings indicate a probable date between about B.C. 450 and 350,
The Eucharistic words of Jesus
Dr Jeremias argues that the historical truth can be detected beneath the traditions preserved in the New Testament about the Last Supper. It was a climax of a series of Messianic meals, this time a
Redating the New Testament
'if you want to find out how Robinson manages to date the whole of the NT before AD 70, you will have to follow him in this long and Oinstaking detective work. And the trail is indeed long, but by no
Visual-perception models.
Several theoretical models for the prediction of liminal contrast are studied. One model that employs the known excitation and inhibition spread functions of the eye accurately predicts, at 10 mL,
The New Testament