Monday, July 09, 2012

Quake Reveals Day of Jesus' Crucifixion

  • Researchers believe that Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was crucified on Friday April 3, 33 A.D.
  • Textual and geological clues, along with astronomical data, support the date.
  • Scientists acknowledge that natural events described in the Bible could be allegorical.

Geologists investigated the 4,000-year chronology of earthquake disturbances within the uppermost 19 feet of laminated sediment of the Dead Sea to determine the exact date of Jesus' crucifixion.

Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday April 3, 33 A.D.

The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:

via http://news.discovery.com/history/jesus-crucifixion-120524.html