The most common traditions for the death of Jesus are the years30 CE, based on information in the Synoptic Gospels, or 33 CE,based on information in John's Gospel. The Synopti…c Gospels statethat the feast of the Passover fell on a Thursday, while John says that the feast of the Passover fell on a Friday.Changes to the calendars in use have made the exact date ofPassover uncertain in the first century CE, so there is someuncertainty as to which years the Passover feast would have fallenon either a Thursday or a Friday. Also, Luke suggests thatthe mission of Jesus began in 28 CE or shortly thereafter, and theSynoptic Gospels imply a mission of less than one year. John'sGospel tells us that the mission of Jesus lasted for three years. What all the gospels do agree on is that the crucifixion took placeduring the rule of Pontius Pilate, who was governor of Judea from26 to 36 CE. A difficulty with this is that the gospels speak ofJohn the Baptist being executed early in the mission of Jesus.Since the Jewish historian, Josephus indicates that John wasexecuted in 35 CE, it would seem that the gospel references to Johnthe Baptist mean that Jesus could not have been crucified before 36CE. .
Another View: The Scripture states that Jesus began His ministry at the age of 30yrs. old. It would last 3 1/2 years and include 4 Passovers. Somescholars have dated this beginning to Autumn 27 AD. The 1stPassover was in the Spring 28 AD. The 2nd Passover was Saturday, 16April 29 AD; and the third was Wednesday, 05 April 30 AD. Christfinished His final Passover meal that evening of the 4th Passovernight(days began at sunset and went to sunset for 24 hours) andwent into the Garden to pray. Around midnight, He was betrayed by akiss and led away to trial and eventually beaten and led to HisCrucifixion at 6:00 AM of Passover Day. He died at the 9th hour or3:00 PM and was taken down and buried just before sunset which wasthe start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread - an AnnualSabbath. This is dated to Wednesday, 25 April31 AD . He remained in the tomb for 3 full days and nights,arising on Saturday, 28 April 31 AD, just before sunset and wasseen during the night time hours of early Sunday or the 1st day ofthe week. (MORE)