Christ’s Appointment to be Crucified
“So you are to know and understand that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until Messiah the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with streets and moat, even in times of distress. Then after the sixty-two weeks, (434 years) the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.” (Daniel 9:25-26 NASB)
History Verifies the Accuracy of Prophecy
The decree was issued by Artaxerxes. In the twentieth year of his reign he granted to Nehemiah to go repair and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Remember Esther? Raised by her uncle Mordecai, she bravely saved her people from the evil Haman. I have read that she was the wife of Artaxerxes. If so, what a joyful occasion for her to witness Nehemiah leaving to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls.
Evidence points to Friday 3 April AD 33 as the date when Jesus Christ died, and can be confirmed by numerous scholars including Colin J. Humphreys and W.G. Waddington. Apart from scriptural evidence, there is also astronomical, seismological and historical evidence for Jesus’ Crucifixion on April 3, 33 AD.
The Fulness of the Times
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He set forth in Him, regarding His plan of the fullness of the times, to bring all things together in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.” (Ephesians 1:7-10 NASB)