SCIENTIFIC TESTIMONY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST

Brother Jorge  
(Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres)
Chosen of Israel Author & Publisher



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updated 5/24/2012 3:58:32 PM ET

Geologists say Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, in the year 33.

The latest investigation, reported in 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: 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: 

Source:  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/47555983/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/quake-reveals-day-jesus-crucifixion-researchers-believe/#.U8qeBbGtblQ



The Supernatural Events Surrounding the Death of the Messiah


2. The Astronomical and Geological Supernatural Events on the Messiah's Death

 
 

MASTER CONCLUSION: Literal fulfillment of Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20


Quick links within this document:

  1. The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse of 3 April 33 AD, 3 hours after Jesus died on the cross that lasted 333 minutes and 66 degrees on the horizon, fulfilling Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20.
  2. Catalogue of historic lunar eclipses that witnesses described as "Blood Moons".
  3. The Science behind Lunar eclipses.
  4. The Science behind a "Blood Moon".
  5. When did Herod the Great die?
  6. The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse of 1 BC that happened just before the birth of Christ and marks Herod's slaughter of the children.
  7. Refutation of John Hagee's FOUR BLOOD MOONS in 2014/15. Mark Biltz and John Hagee's are both predicting huge world changing events on or before 23 September 2015 (Yom Kippur).

Master Conclusion: Literal fulfillment of Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20

  1. Lunar Eclipses have played an important chronological marker in the birth and death of Christ and Fulfills Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20


    1. Birth of Christ: Spring 1 BC: 10 January 1 BC: Eclipse of moon spoken of by Josephus (Antiquities 17.167) marking the birth of Christ, Herod's Slaughter of the children, the death of Herod the Great.
    2. Death: EVENTS ON NISSAN 14, 33 AD:
      1. Noon - 3pm: Darkness for three hours
      2. 3pm: Sunlight restored to normal, Earthquake, Centurion: "Truly this was God's Son", Veil of Temple torn in two, Tombs opened, saints resurrected
      3. 6 PM:  Sunset & moonrise at precisely the same time: Eclipsed blood-red moon rises (NASA)
  1. Total and Partial Eclipses appear blood red in colour when viewed at sunrise or sunset as our photographs show.
    1. Bradley E. Schaefer is wrong when he says the eclipse on 3 April 33 AD would not be noticed by those living in Jerusalem. We do not question Schaefer's science, only his interpretation of the numbers, which we have proven in error by actual photographs and eyewitness accounts of blood red Penumbral Eclipses. Perhaps now we know why  Schaefer has never supplied any photographic evidence to support his false conclusions!
    2. As a young earth creationist, Danny Faulkner of AIG should know better than to make the cardinal mistake of accepting both the science of Bradley E. Schaefer (which is valid) and Schaefer's interpretation of the science (which is invalid). Perhaps Faulkner should memorize the slogan: "Its not science vs. the Bible but the theoretic conclusions of scientists vs truth.
  2. The total Lunar Eclipse spoken of by Josephus is 10 January 1 BC.
    1. Jesus was already en route to Egypt and the Magi who were attracted by "His Star" would notice the eclipse as they were en route back to Babylon.
    2. The Eclipse of 10
    3. Josephus tells us that this total lunar eclipse marks night that Herod executed Matthias of the high priestly house. Since Josephus is totally silent on Herod's slaughter of the children 2 and younger, this eclipse likely marked this event too.
    4. January 1 BC harmonizes well with Andy E. Steinmann, who is the most trusted chronology today on this subject.
  1. The Lunar eclipse of April 3, 33 AD was a Blood moon, visible in Jerusalem and even more so to the east and in Babylon where the Magi closely interpreted the stars and moon. It clearly is a literal fulfillment of Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20

    1. We have shown that with astronomical refraction, the moon rises at the exact time the sun sets and

      the duration of the Umbral part of the eclipse would be visible for 12:30m. As the moon rises the first portion will be almost entirely in the umbral shadow and the rest of the moon with direct sunlight will be hidden below the horizon! This will give the moon the deepest possible blood red colour and it surely would have been noticed by millions in the ancient world!
    2. The moment the sun sets in the west the eclipsed umbral moon rises in the east in a very noticeable deep blood red colour.
    3. When viewing the light of an eclipsed moon at sunset and moonrise, the light is refracted not once but three times causing a double reddening effect of the light hitting the moon and a third reddening effect as the reflected red light of the moon is refracted back into the atmosphere where it enters our eyes. Each sequential refraction transmits a deeper, redder hue.
    4. When viewing the light of an eclipsed moon at sunset and moonrise there is a triple atmospheric absorption/scattering of blue light creating a much deeper red than a normal moonrise.
    5. The umbral eclipsed part of the moon rises first followed by the darkest penumbral edge of the eclipse while the portion of the moon that is in direct contact with the sun is HIDDEN far below the horizon.
    6. The actual length of time the Umbral eclipse would be visible AFTER moonrise due to atmospheric refraction which adds no less than 150 seconds to the viewing time below the horizon and a larger percentage of the umbra visible in blood red.
    7. Full moon shift, due to magnification, refraction and parallax averages 225 seconds. This means that you would see a larger portion of the umbral eclipse for a total time of 825 seconds (13.75m) after apparent moonrise until the umbra disappeared.

Quick links within this document:

  1. The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse of 3 April 33 AD, 3 hours after Jesus died on the cross that lasted 333 minutes and 66 degrees on the horizon, fulfilling Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20.
  2. Catalogue of historic lunar eclipses that witnesses described as "Blood Moons".
  3. The Science behind Lunar eclipses.
  4. The Science behind a "Blood Moon".
  5. When did Herod the Great die?
  6. The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse of 1 BC that happened just before the birth of Christ and marks Herod's slaughter of the children.
  7. Refutation of John Hagee's FOUR BLOOD MOONS in 2014/15. Mark Biltz and John Hagee's are both predicting huge world changing events on or before 23 September 2015 (Yom Kippur).
By Steve Rudd

Source:  http://www.bible.ca/archeology/jesus-christ-died-death-cross-eclipse-red-blood-moon-sun-darkness-earthquake-bodies-raised-resurrection-temple-veil-torn-in-two-centurian-son-of-god-3-april-33AD.htm


Fulfillment of Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20

Quick links 

  1. The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse of 3 April 33 AD, 3 hours after Jesus died on the cross that lasted 333 minutes and 66 degrees on the horizon, fulfilling Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20.
  2. Catalogue of historic lunar eclipses that witnesses described as "Blood Moons".
  3. The Science behind Lunar eclipses.
  4. The Science behind a "Blood Moon".
  5. When did Herod the Great die?
  6. The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse of 1 BC that happened just before the birth of Christ and marks Herod's slaughter of the children.
  7. Refutation of John Hagee's FOUR BLOOD MOONS in 2014/15. Mark Biltz and John Hagee's are both predicting huge world changing events on or before 23 September 2015 (Yom Kippur).

Lunar Eclipses have played an important chronological marker in the birth and death of Christ and Fulfills Joel 2:31/Acts 2:20