At What Hour, And On What Day, Was Jesus Crucified? – Part I

  A Bible-Related Commentary In a stark, straight-forward statement, the earliest gospel writer, Mark, declares: “And it was the third hour when they crucified him.” Since scholars generally agree that the ancient Jews reckoned their daylight hours from dawn to sunset we can be reasonably sure that by “the third hour” Mark (15:25) meant three hours from sunrise (= 6 a.m.), or roughly 9 o’ clock in the morning; thus providing us with a remarkably precise chronological record of…
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