Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesdays Events Leading To Christ's Crucifixion
Jesus and the twelve disciples come into Jerusalem from Bethany, to partake of the Passover meal.
John and Peter were sent ahead of time to locate the place of the meal and to make preparations for it (Mark 14.12-16).
Passover is observed on the 14th of Nisan every year (Leviticus 23.5). Jesus and His disciples partook of the Passover in the early evening of the previous day. (Days are calculated from sunset-to-sunset, not midnight-to-midnight.)
Jesus ate an early-evening Passover meal with His disciples. After the meal, he walks with His disciples towards the Mount of Olives.
Jesus was betrayed by Judas at the olive grove in Gethsemane, arrested and brought before the high priest, Caiaphas.
Trial ends at daybreak.