Thursday, April 17, 2014

N - 14th of Nisan was a Wednesday A to Z Blogging Challenge

Ash Wednesday 

Per Wikipedia:
In Christianity, Holy Wednesday, also called Spy Wednesday,[1][2] and in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches, Holy and Great Wednesday) is the Wednesday of the Holy Week, the week before Easter. It is followed by Maundy Thursday.

Nisan (or Nissan) (Hebrew: נִיסָן‎, Standard Nisan Tiberian Nîsān) on the Assyrian calendar is the first month and on the Hebrew calendar is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month (eighth, in leap year) of the civil year. The name of the month is Babylonian; in the Torah it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to the month in which barley was ripe. Assyrians refer to the month as the "month of happiness." It is a spring month of 30 days. Nisan usually falls in March–April on the Gregorian calendar. In the Book of Esther in the Tanakh it is referred to as Nisan.
  • According to the Talmud, the three Patriarchs of the Jewish people – Abraham (1813–1638 BCE), Isaac (1713–1533 BCE) and Jacob (1653–1506 BCE) – all were born and died in the month of Nisan.
There are those who believe that Jesus Christ was crucified on Wednesday because he was supposed to be in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights. Some believe that Christ was crucified on Friday, so they just count Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The problem with that is that Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath. I have been told for years that Christ rose from the dead on Sunday; therefore, Sunday is the beginning of our calendar week. The whole thing is, does it really matter? Events happened, no matter the day.

Actually, Sabbath meant High Holy Days also, not just Saturday. High Holy Days can occur on any day of the week and would be considered Sabbath.

The most important thing we need to know is that God Loves us and gave His Son to be sacrificed for our sins.