Q: WHAT YEAR WAS JESUS CRUCIFIED?
A: IT DEPENDS WHAT CALENDAR YOU ARE USING!
On the Gregorian calendar (the one you might have on your wall) the year was 30 AD.*
On the Hebrew calendar, sometimes called the biblical calendar, the year was 4076 AM.*
*Note: Regarding the timeline of Christ’s death, the following breakdown will make clear the passage of time:
Christ was born in the fall of 5 BC. From the fall of 5 BC to the fall of 1 BC is 4 years. From the fall of 1 BC to the fall of 26 AD is 26 years, placing His age at 30 years when He began His ministry, as stated in Luke 3:23. The reason for confusion is that we think in terms of the Gregorian calendar rather than the Hebrew calculated calendar, which of course, was the calendar used by the writers of the New Testament.
The Hebrew calendar begins in the spring of the year, the time of the Passover, meaning that He was 33 & ½ years old at His death. He was crucified at the very beginning of 30 AD, which cannot be counted.
- The Good Friday Myth (Cristo fue Crucificado un Viernes y Resucitó un Domingo)
- Last Seven Days of the Life of Christ (Los Últimos Siete Días de la Vida de Cristo)
- The Prophetic Days of Daniel 12 (Los Días Proféticos de Daniel 12)
Daniel 9:25 "Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.*
*7 + 62 = 69, 69 x 7 = 483 years from the declaration to rebuild Jerusalem to the death of the Messiah. 454 BC years + 29 AD years brings us to the start of 30 AD. Christ was crucified in the first month, the 14th day, Passover. This occurred on a Wednesday, fulfilling Christ’s prophesy of Mathew 12:38-40, which required Christ to be buried for three days and three nights. Read pages 3-5 of the “Prophetic Days of Daniel 12:11-13” for a complete explanation.
Matthew 27:35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."
Matthew 27:37 And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Matthew 27:54 So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
Mark 15:24 And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.
Mark 15:25 Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.
Luke 23:33 And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.
Luke 23:38 And an inscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS
Luke 23:47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!"
John 19:1 So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.
John 19:17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
John 19:19 Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
John 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
John 19:32-33 – 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."