What year was Jesus crucified and resurrected?

33 AD
50% (6 votes)
30 AD
8% (1 vote)
31 or 32 AD
0% (0 votes)
Before 30 AD
25% (3 votes)
After 33 AD
0% (0 votes)
No way to know or I have no opinion
17% (2 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 12
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Ed Vasicek's picture

With Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday coming soon, I thought this would be a timely poll.

Back when I was a student at Moody (maybe 1978), Dr. Paul Benware had our class purchase and read a fairly new book at the time, Chronological Aspects in the Life of Christ by Harold Hoehner.

Hoehner revived the older view that Jesus died and rose in 33 AD.  He convinced me of that and I have remained convinced.

Of course we do not know how old Jesus was when he began his ministry.  We know he was ABOUT 30, and it has never ceased to amaze me that so many interpreters treat the text as though the word about was missing from the text (Luke 3:23).  The Bible nowhere says he was 30.  About means just that.

Hoehner's date for Palm Sunday, based on Daniel 9:25-27, comes to March 30, AD 33 -- as he reckons.  April 3 for Good Friday, April 5 for Resurrection Day.  Others have done calculations from Daniel 9 and arrived at other dates within a few years  mostly becasue one has to determine what decree is intended.

So what is your opinion?

 

 

 

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