When was it, on Easter or the weekly Sabbath that Messiah rose to life again (after he laid down his life for our transgressions)?
Tradition has it that the one you know as Jesus was crucified on a Friday and then rose again Sunday morning.
Easter or Sabbath. The scriptures record in Matthew 12:40 Jesus speaking ”That even as Jona was three days and three nights in the belly of a great (big) fish (not alive) even so he (Jesus)(properly Yahshua) would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth ie. dead and buried (not alive speaking to anyone anywhere). parentheses added.
You can not get three days and three nights into a good Friday to early Sunday morning. We can though get a pagan tradition that has to do with weeping for Tammuz, bunny rabbits (hares), eggs, and a sunrise on the venerable day of the sun, Sunday, that predates the savior’s sacrifice by many hundreds of years.
Easter or Sabbath. Yahshua being true to his word of which all of the scripture is about became the true Passover sacrifice of which the animal sacrifice was only a type. And as a good look at the scriptures and a clearer understanding of what took place will show, that Yahshua yielded up his life ( no one had the power to take the Son of God’s life in themselves) on the Passover which takes place on the 14 th Nissan and three days and three nights from there is the 17 th Nissan.
The day after the Passover is the beginning of the Feast of unleavened bread. This day is a High sabbath. On this day too no servile work was to be done, this being the 15 th Nissan. The day after this high sabbath is a regular routine day the 16 th N.
and would be the day the women went and purchased spices to apply to Yahshua’s dead body. After the women purchased the spices the scripture says that they rested the on the sabbath according to what was required by God and this would be the regular weekly sabbath.
When Joseph and Nicodemus begged Pilate for the body of Yahshua so they could bury him before sunset, this was for two main reasons, One God had given a law that a body hung must be taken down before nightfall, and two the High day of the 15 th would begin just after sunset and the body was not to be still on the stake then.
Taking into account the two sabbaths and the actual Passover of the 14 th, the 14th would be our Wednesday…..
Wednesday by the time sunset came Yahshua was in the tomb. This would be two to three hours after he said ‘It is finished” and he yielded up his life and died. Thursday by three pm would be day/night 1, Friday 3 pm/night 2, and Saturday/regular Sabbath 3 pm/night three full days and nights. Yahshua having been faultless in himself and having fully paid our wage for sin rose sometime on the regular Sabbath.
It was the women who came to the tomb on the first day of the week ( the first trip just after our sunset which is when their day begins) Sunday, and Yahshua was not there. The scriptures provide at least three accounts of the women visiting the tomb.
Yahshua fulfilled his promises according to his word (the scriptures), not a man-made holiday. You sin and my sin debt was paid in full by God who loves you. Trust Him.