During those years, Nisan 14 fell on a Friday, Preparation Day, twice: on April 7 of 30 AD and April 3 of 33 AD (11).
To help us choose between those two dates, there is ample and fascinating evidence.
Warburton has returned to light training at Cardiff Blues, targeting a January return if a year off does not materialise, and spoke of his injury nightmare.
His latest neck injury was the 20th serious knock of his eight-year Test career.'Nowadays when you get injured it is the only time you get to have a rest,' he told .'It is not great.
At least it gives you a chance to focus on all your body parts and get them back in tip-top condition.'The neck problem is something I have been managing for a few years.
It is something I could have played on with but it would have just made it worse.
This body of work, together with Roman and Jewish histories, archaeoastronomy and the words of the Bible allow us to identify the day and almost the moment of his death. This is our first clue to the date of the crucifixion, because all four Gospels state that Jesus was crucified on Preparation Day, a Friday (3).
Yes, there is more in the sky which declares “Messiah has come.” But to see these things, we must know when to look up. By law and custom, the Jewish people of Jesus’ day took the Sabbath as a day of complete rest (1).