Timeline of Jesus Crucifixion

  Timeline of Jesus Crucifixion

What was the timeline of Jesus' Crucifixion?

The timeline of Jesus’ crucifixion begins with Jesus’ trip into Jerusalem and the days prior to His crucifixion.

Sunday, April 10, 30 AD - 2 mile journey to Jerusalem from Bethany, where Jesus stays each night

Monday, April 11, 30 AD - Jesus protests financial transactions within the temple; argues with chief priests

Tuesday, April 12, 30 AD - Jesus predicts/announces the date of his execution; debates with religious leaders; responds to question about greatest commandment

Tuesday, April 12, 30 AD - Judas contracts to betray Jesus

Wednesday, April 13, 30 AD - Jesus warns against religious leaders, calling them hypocrites and snakes; From Mount of Olives, Jesus mourns Jerusalem's rejection and pending destruction

Thursday, April 14, 30 AD (6pm-11:30pm) - Last supper with disciples - Passover meal

Thursday, April 14, 30 AD (11:30 pm) – Friday, April 15 (1:00 am) - Garden of Gethsemane - Jesus waits for his arrest

Timeline of Jesus' Crucifixion – Good Friday
The timeline of Jesus' crucifixion continues with the events of Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion.

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (1:00am-1:30am) - Confrontation in Garden and Jesus' Arrest

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (1:30am-3:00am) –
Trial 1: Annas, former Jewish High Priest for 16 years - Jesus receives initial physical abuse
Trial 2: Current Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas, and the Sanhedrin Court – Jesus bloodied by abuse

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (3:00am-5:00am) - Imprisonment at Caiaphas' palace

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (5:00am-6:00am) - Trial 3: All the Jewish elders, including the High Priest, scribes and whole Sanhedrin. They decide to ask the Roman government to kill Jesus

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (6:00am-7:00am) - Trial 4: Hearing before Roman governor Pilate, who declares, "I find no guilt in this man."

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (7:00-7:30am) - Trial 5: Hearing before Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great, who had jurisdiction over Galilee. Jesus refused to answer any questions so Herod returned him quickly to Pilate

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (7:30am-8:30am) - Trial 6: Pilate repeatedly tried to release Jesus but the Jewish leaders continued to object. Pilate physically tortured and beat Jesus beyond recognition seeking to satisfy the Jewish leaders. However the Jews demanded that Jesus be crucified. Pilate resisted but eventually gave the order to execute Jesus

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (8:30am-9:00am) - Pilate's Roman soldiers take Jesus into the court ("Praetorium") and enjoy mockery and continued torture, including driving thorns into his skull

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (9:00am-12:00 noon) - Jesus forced to carry his own cross, then actual crucifixion

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (12:00 noon - 3:00pm) - Momentous final 3 hours on the cross

Friday, April 15, 30 AD (3:00pm) - Death

Friday, April 15, 30 AD - Burial

Sunday, April 17, 30 AD - "Resurrection" - 1st reported appearance of Jesus as alive after execution

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