(Quote) Cindy-534370 said: That it became dark because an eclipse of the sun took place. Palm Sunday the readings of the pa...
(Quote) Cindy-534370 said: That it became dark because an eclipse of the sun took place.
Palm Sunday the readings of the passion described the crucifixion, and I know I have listened and read this over and over, but this time the eclipse stood out as though I never heard this before.
I am now thinking about the eclipse and wouldn't that have something to do with time? How often do we have an eclipse? Is there any studies that were done about the timing and the eclipse that occurred at the time Jesus died on the cross?
I want to contribute my findings onto this thread. Is there really an eclipse during Jesus' crucifixion? Is there scientific evidence this phenomenon (eclipse) had occured during that time? Check the links and read them and you be the judge.
1) ‘According to the Christian synoptic gospels, on the day Jesus Christ was crucified, darkness covered the land for hours, an event which later came to be referred to as the "crucifixion eclipse". ‘en.wikipedia.org
2) "It was now about the 6th hour, and darkness came over all the land until the 9th hour, the sun failing" (Luke 23:44-45)... Luke says that ‘the sun failed’ (‘tou heliou ekleipontos’).Helios = the Sun. Ekleipo =‘to fail, to come to an end.’… Luke in fact used a word that gave rise to our present word ECLIPSE… www.oxfordbiblechurch.co.uk
3) “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood” (Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20) See paragraph 8. See also paragraph 6. www.scienceandapologetics.com
4) In Acts 2:20, Peter (quoting Joel 2:31) reports that the Moon would be turned to blood and the Sun would be turned to darkness “before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord”…… Sun had turned dark at the time of the crucifixion, from Mt. 27:45, Mk. 15:33 and Lk. 23:44…. Mt. 27:50-54 tells of an earthquake that happened at the very same time, the aftershocks of which were still occurring two days later (Mt. 28:1-2) Read sub-topics Astronomical Evidence and the Historical Evidence
5) St. Jerome Chronological Tablets(2) 202.2, 202.3 "In the fourth year of the 202nd Olympiad, there was an eclipse of the sun, greater than any which had occurred previously. At the sixth hour, the day became as dark as night, and the stars were visible in the sky. An earthquake in Bithynia destroyed many buildings in Nicaea." www.attalus.org
6) The Ad 33 Date Of The Crucifixion According To Phlegon, A Secular Greek Historian
7) The period of darkness was prophesied in Amos. In Amos 8:9 we read, "On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the Sun to go down at noon, and darken the Earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasting into mourning, and all your songs into lamentations. " www.freechristianteaching.org