New Testament

At what time did the crucifixion begin?

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March 28, 2012 2:22AM


Mark's Gospel, followed more or less faithfully by Matthew and Luke, says that Jesus was placed on the cross at the third hour, nine o'clock on Friday, the day following the Passover feast. For theological reasons, John's Gospel changes the chronology somewhat, and says that Jesus was sent to be crucified at the sixth hour, twelve o'clock on Friday, but that this was the day of preparation before the Passover feast.